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 16 May 2024 include:


Underground stations and Tunnels

At Roma Street, the platform screen doors are now completely installed and ready for the first train in the tunnel. Scaffolding is also being assembled to support the upcoming installation of the escalator wall artwork created by Judy Watson.

At Albert Street, the jump form that supports construction of the internal concrete structures is approaching ground level.

At Woolloongabba, 12 of the 24 escalators have been installed while the architectural cladding has also been installed on the services building. Mass fill concrete works that will form the base of the rail tracks through the Gabba station have also commenced.

Brownfield Rail

At Mayne Yard, a critical communications cable was relocated, which has enabled demolition works on the old shunters shed to commence.

The relocation also allows for earthworks for the future entrance to the new Mayne Yard East stabling facility to begin.

Construction of Cross River Rail track, which is essential the opening of the alternative freight path, has commenced from the southern interface point to the existing Exhibition lines.

In the Bowen Hills to Albion area, Breakfast Creek bridge structural bridge works are now almost fully complete with the barrier walls now installed.

The final touches are being applied, which include are the installation of the combined services route, maintaining access workways and the removal of all temporary framework.

At Exhibition, Bridge BR43 screening install is now complete, and works on the cattle underpass ground slab where cattle will cross during Ekka events are progressing smoothly.

At the Northern Corridor, An extended possession saw construction of the Track and Overhead Line Equipment (OHLE) for Cross River Rail lines into the portal. This installation will enable energisation on the rail.

At the Southern Area, bridge works are continuing to progress as well as Park Road data radio station foundation slab form works and reinforcement and pour works.

At Clapham Yard, the Dual Gauge Through Road has been successfully realigned to the eastern side of Clapham Yard, opening up the yard for earthworks and drainage to proceed.

Surface Stations

At Pimpama, bored piling works took place for the Rail Maintenance Access Road (RMAR) turnaround bay, and the northwest footing for the station building was poured.

Stormwater trenching is going in for the car park and the armoured deck was installed to both the east and west station platforms in preparation for concrete to be poured.

At Hope Island, the recycled watermain (RWM) cutover has begun, with the existing pipework in the northern connection to be removed and replaced with new main pipe bends.

At Salisbury Station piling has also commenced on the western side while the southern gantry has been partially installed at

European Train Control System – ETCS

Automatic Train Operation (ATO) testing was conducted on the Shorncliffe line, which involved the driver starting the train using ATO at North Boondall station, and the train driving itself to Boondall station and stopping automatically at the platform.

The testing involved increasing the speed of the train from 20km/hr to 60 km/hr.