Shorncliffe mid-week evening track closures

From Monday 8 July until late 2024, there will be temporary changes to some evening services on the Shorncliffe line.

On days that testing is planned between 7:45pm and the last service, trains will not run between Northgate and Shorncliffe stations.

Testing is only planned between Monday and Thursday.

July changes

Buses will replace trains between Northgate and Shorncliffe stations from 7:45pm to last service each evening between:

  • between Monday 8 to Thursday 11 July
  • between Monday 15 to Wednesday 17 July
  • between Monday 22 to Thursday 25 July
  • between Tuesday 30 July to Thursday 1 August


Travel information

During these closures, timetabled railbuses will replace trains between Northgate and Shorncliffe stations to get you where you need to be.

Railbus R348 will stop at all stations between Northgate and Shorncliffe stations and will depart approximately every 30 minutes.

Shorncliffe line trains will continue to run between Northgate and Roma Street stations.

Please allow extra travel time and plan your journey closer to the date to find your fastest travel option.

Bikes and e-scooters are not permitted on railbuses.

Map of closure

Rail map showing that the Shorncliffe line will be temporarily closed.


What works are happening?

Cross River Rail is testing the new world-class signalling system, the European Train Control System (ETCS), on the Shorncliffe line. Testing ETCS to confirm the system meets safety regulations and operational requirements is an important step before testing in the Cross River Rail tunnels can commence.

During this period, you may see trains travelling on the Shorncliffe line and stopping at some stations. These trains are undergoing important testing and are not in service.

Ticket and fare information

Normal fares and conditions apply on all scheduled services.

Need assistance?

If you need assistance with station access, contact Queensland Rail or Translink. For:

  • Call 13 16 17 for general enquiries during business hours
  • SMS 0428 774 636 for accessibility assistance at any time
  • Call 13 12 30 to reach Translink’s contact centre for general information outside of business hours


Affected stops & stations

  • Bindha station
  • Nudgee station
  • Boondall station
  • North Boondall station
  • Deagon station
  • Sandgate station
  • Shorncliffe station

We encourage you to plan your journey closer to the date by using the links below.