Shorncliffe Line: Trackside signalling work - August 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 August, 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 will include surveying, electrical works, cable hauling, minor civil construction works, installation of signalling equipment and equipment testing. The majority of works will occur between 6.00am and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Localised works will include:

  • Excavation in the rail corridor at Nudgee station and near Banyo station.
  • Cabling and equipment installation at the Northgate radio mast site
  • Excavation and concreting for signalling equipment installation along the Shorncliffe line.

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

From Northgate to Shorncliffe, and between 2:00am Saturday 30 July and 2:00am Monday 1 August (continuous), the following works will occur:

  • Installation of trackside signalling equipment (involving some excavating and concreting)
  • Cable hauling (Boondall to Sandgate)
  • Cable hauling (Nudgee to Banyo – Saturday and Sunday night)
  • Excavation works in and around North Boondall
  • Excavation and trenching in the rail corridor between Nudgee and Banyo
  • Work in pits near Banyo station

From Sandgate to Shorncliffe, and from Monday 1 to Thursday 4 August between 10:00pm and 4.30am each night, the following work will occur:

  • Signalling system testing involving a test train travelling at low speeds between Sandgate and Shorncliffe stations (please refer to separate notification for more information)
    • Hold and release traffic management will be in place at Curlew Street, Kennerley Street and Palm Avenue level crossings
    • Horns will sound as per normal operations
    • A generator will be used at the Curlew Street car park, Sandgate station and at the Friday Street end of the Shorncliffe station car park during testing
    • Please refer to separate notice After Hours System Testing.

From Northgate to Shorncliffe, and between 2:00am Saturday 27 August and 11.59pm Sunday 28 August (continuous), the following work will occur:

  • Installation of on-track and trackside signalling equipment (involving some excavating and concreting)
  • Excavation and preparations for cable installation at Shorncliffe, Northgate and Banyo stations
  • Cable hauling (North Boondall to Sandgate)

 

Works locations

Map of Shorncliffe Line that indicates which stations will have work occurring.

 

What to expect if you live alongside the rail corridor

Residents along the rail corridor may see and hear dust and noise associated with works (e.g. the use of machinery and work personnel), and mobile lighting towers in work areas during night works.

Residents between Sandgate and Shorncliffe stations may see and hear trains outside of normal operating hours and noise associated with testing (e.g personnel and light vehicles). A generator will be used periodically to support testing at the Curlew Street carpark at Sandgate station and at the temporary site office at Shorncliffe.
 

What to expect if you’re a rail customer

During August, there will be car park changes at Shorncliffe, Deagon and North Boondall stations. See local signage for details.

Plan your journey by using the links below:

If you want to know more, all of this information is available in PDF form: