Installation of signalling infrastructure – North Boondall

Hitachi Rail is continuing construction work along the Shorncliffe Line to deliver Brisbane’s new railway signalling system as part of the Cross River Rail Project.


Details of work – signalling equipment installation

Construction continues near North Boondall station with the installation of a radio mast and antennas between Friday 21 January 2022 and Wednesday 9 March 2022.

The majority of works will occur between 6:00am and 6:00pm, Monday to Friday. Activities will include drilling, excavation, trenching, concreting, cabling works, installing signalling equipment and equipment housing, fitting of hardware to the mast and raising it.

To ensure works can be completed safely, hold and release traffic control will be in place along Aberdeen Parade between 6.00am and 6.00pm during works on site from Friday 21 January to Wednesday 9 March 2022. The road shoulder will also be closed along Aberdeen Parade during this time, please see map below for details.

map showing North Boondall work site

What to expect if you live alongside the rail corridor

Residents along the rail corridor may experience an increase in dust and noise associated with the use of machinery and equipment (including drill rig, excavator, vacuum truck, concrete truck, crane and construction vehicles).

To minimise impacts, environmental controls will manage noise and dust, and all workers will be briefed on key community and environmental considerations.

What to expect if you’re a rail customer

To undertake this work safely, some track closures will be necessary. Plan your journey in advance by visiting, calling 13 12 30 or downloading the MyTransLink app.

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.

If you would like further information or have questions, please contact us on 1800 010 875 or email [email protected] to organise a convenient time to connect either over the phone or in-person.