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.

Around Our Work Sites

Updates from around our worksites up to 5 May 2023 include:


Fitout of the tunnels has continued, with cable pulling works underway between Boggo Road and Woolloongabba, and Roma Street and the Northern Portal. Bracket installation works have commenced between Albert and Roma Street. Installation of the tunnel emergency egress walkway has continued between Roma and the Northern Portal.

Underground stations

At Roma Street, concrete pours for the mechanical and electrical building’s basement levels have continued.

At Albert Street, back of house basement slab pours are progressing.

At Woolloongabba, installation of the precast deck unit recommenced, while the decline ramp is being backfilled.

At Boggo Road, installation the precast mezzanine units and platform culverts have continued.

Portals, Northern and Southern Areas

The Southern Area Bridge’s main spans were landed during recent track closures, and cable stays connected ready for the next stage of installation.

Concrete pourare are ongoing for the Southern Portal’s liner walls. Steel fixing is taking place in both tunnels, including the fire wall, which when complete will provide the required fire separation of the two tracks.

The Northern Portal has been handed over to the tunnel fit out team.

Dutton Park to Rocklea and Exhibition stations

At Dutton Park, the old station has been demolished, and crews have begun installing one of the platforms for the new station.

At Fairfield station, work has continued on the Equity Street and Mildmay Street entrance.

At Yeronga, the station is nearing completion, with all station lifts now fully operational.

At Rocklea station, in-ground service installation, canopy foundations and Platform 1 and 2 slab pours are continuing.

At Exhibition, works for the platform footings and piling begun.

Mayne Yard

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

For Mayne Infrastructure Works, construction has continued for bridges BR08 and BR12

New Gold Coast stations – Pimpama, Hope Island, Merrimac

At Pimpama, major construction of the station is underway both onsite and within the rail corridor.

Site investigations have commenced in preparation for the new Hope Island station.

Procurement activities are ongoing for Merrimac station.

ETCS – European Train Control System

Integration testing on the Shorncliffe line continued, and over the April track closures, crews started integrating NGR trains to the trackside infrastructure.