Signalling work & system testing - November 2022

Construction work is nearing completion and system testing 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 November, construction work will continue in the rail corridor at sites between Northgate and Shorncliffe stations. System testing will also be carried out.

Activities along the rail corridor will include site inspections, electrical wiring, trenching, concreting, fibre cabling, installation of signalling equipment and equipment testing.

Day works during the month are scheduled between 6.00am and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Some activities will be undertaken outside normal construction hours, as per the table below (weather and construction conditions permitting).

From Nudgee to Boondall, and between 10:00pm and 5:00am Tuesday 8 November through to Friday 11 November (each night) (continuous), the following works will occur:

  • Installation and verification of signalling equipment. (Hand tools only).

From Northgate to Shorncliffe, and between 2:00am Saturday 12 and 2.00am Monday 14 November (continuous), the following works will occur:

  • Installation of on-track signalling equipment
  • Cable route modifications
  • A test train will operate between Bindha and Boondall from 4.30pm to 10.00pm on Sunday 13 November. Traffic control will be in place at the Nudgee Pedestrian Crossing (city side of Nudgee station) during this time. All other crossings will operate as usual. Horns will sound as per normal operations.

From Northgate to Shorncliffe, and between 10:00pm and 5:00am Tuesday 29 November through to Friday 2 December (each night), the following works will occur:

  • Testing of signalling equipment (Hand tools only).


Works locations


Map of Shorncliffe train line with works areas indicated.


What to expect if you live alongside the rail corridor

Trenching works will occur inside the rail corridor near Boondall station (city end) and at North Boondall station during November. Pedestrians and cyclists using the bikeway are encouraged to use extra caution within this area with personnel and machinery entering and exiting the rail corridor. Please see local signage for details and follow the guidance of traffic control.

Residents along the rail corridor may see dust and hear noise associated with works (e.g. machinery, light vehicles and work personnel); mobile lighting towers in work areas during night works; and the use of machinery including the use of a vacuum truck, compactor and concrete truck.

Residents between Banyo and Shorncliffe stations may see and hear trains outside of normal operating hours and noise associated with testing (e.g personnel and light vehicles).

Small generators will be used periodically until Thursday 15 December to support system testing at the radio mast and antenna sites at Sandgate, North Boondall, Nudgee and Northgate. Temporary noise barriers will be installed at North Boondall, Nudgee and Northgate to minimise noise for nearby residents.

What to expect if you’re a rail customer

There will continue to be car park changes at North Boondall station. For safety reasons, a small number of car park spaces may be required to be closed at Deagon station to facilitate the installation of a gate. See local signage for details.

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