Shorncliffe Line: Trackside signalling work - May and June 2022

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

 

Details of work

During May and June, construction work will continue in the rail corridor at sites between Northgate and Shorncliffe stations, with signalling system testing now underway.

Activities along the rail corridor over the next two months will include cable hauling, minor civil construction works and equipment testing. The majority of works will occur between 6.00am and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Localised works will include:

  • Installation of an equipment hut, retaining wall and security fence, footpath and landscaping works at Deagon station
  • Construction works at radio mast sites at North Boondall and Nudgee and radio mast installation at Northgate
  • Installation of a security fence at Boondall station
  • Installation of an equipment hut and underground cable routes in and around Banyo station.

 

What to expect

To facilitate works:

  • Part of the Deagon station car park will continue to be closed until 31 May with access via Doris Street only.
  • The northern end of North Boondall car park will also continue to be closed for material storage and crew amenities until mid-2022.
  • Changes to car parking and traffic management may be scheduled near Banyo station.

Please see local signage for details. Some activities will be undertaken outside normal construction hours, as per the information below (weather and construction conditions permitting).

From Northgate to Shorncliffe, and from Monday 9 May until Friday 13 May and between 10:00pm and 4:30am each night, the following works will occur:

  • Signalling system testing.
  • Installing on-track signalling equipment.
  • Work teams in the rail corridor using hand tools and localised lighting.

From Northgate to Shorncliffe, and from Monday 30 May until Friday 3 June and between 10:00pm and 4:30am each night, the following works will occur:

  • Signalling system testing.
  • Installing on-track signalling equipment.
  • Work teams in the rail corridor using hand tools and localised lighting.

From Northgate to Shorncliffe, and between 2:00am 4 June until 2:30am 6 June, the following work will occur:

  • Installation of signalling equipment & electrical works using hand tools.
  • Installation of concrete foundations at Sandgate, and between Boondall & Nudgee using small excavator, concrete pump and vacuum truck.
  • Cable hauling, including the use of a truck and winch in some areas.
  • Minor platform works at North Boondall and Boondall.

From Northgate to Shorncliffe, and from Monday 13 June until Friday 17 June and between 10:00pm and 4:30am each night, the following work will occur:

  • Signalling system testing.

 

Works locations

map of Shorncliffe line works areas.

 

What to expect if you live alongside the rail corridor

Residents along the rail corridor may see and hear dust and noise associated with the use of machinery and equipment, and mobile lighting towers in work areas during night works. To minimise impacts environmental controls will manage noise and dust, and lighting towers will be directed away from residential properties, wherever practical.
 

What to expect if you’re a rail customer

Cross River Rail will transform how we travel to, from, and through Brisbane in the future. But building Cross River Rail means changes during construction. Plan your journey by using the links below:

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