Work is underway on Brisbane's new underground

With major construction now underway at all of Cross River Rail’s main station sites as well as multiple locations within in the rail corridor, our work sites are constantly evolving and changing.

Boggo Road where steel piling is being installed in preparation for the concrete pour.

Around Our Work Sites

Updates from around our worksites up to 26 October 2023 include:


Installation of the rail in all sections of the tunnel is now complete.

Fit out works have continued in the tunnels, with walkway installation underway.

Underground stations

At Roma Street, the track slab mass fill is ongoing, and in the station building, crews are currently waterproofing the roof slab.

At Albert Street, 268 of the 368 precast concrete sections that will form the station’s platform have been installed.

At Woolloongabba, axial fans and transition pieces are being installed as part of the tunnel ventilation system.

At Boggo Road, reinforcement and pour works are over 85 per cent complete, and the mass pour for the track slab was completed.

Portals, Northern and Southern Areas

The Southern Area Bridge construction has continued, with all western approach girders have been installed.

At the Southern Portal, relieving slab works and cut and cover punchlist repairs are ongoing.

At the Northern Portal, walkway installation is progressing, along with terminations for electrical circuits.

Dutton Park to Rocklea and Exhibition stations

At Dutton Park station, the canopy roofing for platform 1 and 2 is being installed.

At Fairfield station, the station has now reopned with major construction now complete, and with minor finishing works continuing at the station.

At Rocklea station, all three lifts have been delivered to site, ready for installation.

At Clapham Yard, works continued on the first span of the Chale Street bridge.

At Exhibition station, steelwork preassembly for the platform canopy is underway.

Mayne Yard

Mayne Yard North has been completed and is now in operation by Queensland Rail.

Elsewhere at Mayne Yard, Breakfast Creek pier 5 has been prepared for form, reinforcement and pour works. Span 2 beams have been installed.

New Gold Coast stations – Pimpama, Hope Island, Merrimac

At Pimpama station, major construction of the station is underway with the eastern platform piling works completed, and platform construction is underway.

At Hope Island station, work to enable overhead line equipment relocation has started.

At Merrimac station, site investigations are underway, which includes installing access tracks, geotechnical investigations and test pits,

European Train Control System – ETCS

Final tunnel design has been completed, covering the installation of ETCS equipment and integration with other systems. Meanwhile, construction on the Shorncliffe line is near completion with testing in progress.