Normanby rail corridor construction update - June and July 2024

In late April 2024, overhead rail infrastructure between Exhibition station and the Normanby rail corridor was energised, meaning overhead electrical wires are now ‘live’.

During June and July 2024, UNITY Alliance will continue works within the Normanby Rail corridor including minor excavation and drainage works.


Details of work

The following activities are scheduled to occur between 6:30am and 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday during June and July 2024, weather and construction conditions permitting:

  • Removal of redundant structures within the rail corridor
  • Drainage construction and rail service installation around the Northern Portal
  • Earthworks and pavement construction around Bowen Bridge Road and the Northern Portal
  • Surveying and investigating underground services, such as water, electricity and gas
  • Track work and maintenance.


Out of hours work

Additional activities will occur outside the project’s normal working hours, as outlined below.

At Spring Hill (in the Normanby rail corridor), and on night shift intermittently between 6:30pm and 6:30am throughout June and July 2024, the following will occur:

  • Concrete deliveries and pours
  • Installation of cable routes and pits within the rail corridor including pulling new cables in conduits
  • Minor earthworks to support signalling installation
  • Track work and maintenance.


Normanby rail corridor work area

Map showing the work area within the Normanby rail corridor adjacent to the Inner City Bypass between College Road and the Victoria Park Land Bridge.

What to expect

During these works you may notice some intermittent disruptions such as:

  • Light vehicles, trucks and machinery including excavators with hydraulic hammers, mobile cranes, small power tools, drills, saws, minor vibrating equipment and mobile lighting towers to light the work areas at night
  • Changes around your local area such as construction vehicles, traffic management signs and personnel
  • Increased levels of noise, vibration and dust associated with the use of heavy machinery and equipment
  • Access into the rail corridor will be via the Victoria Park access road off Gregory Terrace.

If you want to know more, all of this information is available in PDF form:


Further information

Please find below two fact sheets entitled Signalling for seamless and safe train travel and Radio masts and antennas providing information about the new railway signalling system and detailing how the technology and infrastructure works.

We appreciate your patience during construction and will continue to update you as work progresses.