Local trackside signalling work - June 2021

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

During June, construction work will continue in the rail corridor at sites between Shorncliffe and North
Boondall stations.

Works will occur between 7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday. Activities will include excavation, trenching, concreting, cabling works, and installing signalling equipment and equipment housing.

To facilitate works near Sandgate station, there will be changes to car parks and station access. Signage will be installed at the station prior to works commencing.

To ensure the safety of workers and the community, some activities will be undertaken during track closures outside of normal construction hours, weather permitting. These works are outlined below.

From 2:00am Saturday 5 June until 11:59pm Sunday 6 June, the following works will occur:

  • At Sandgate and Shorncliffe stations, under track excavation will occur
  • Between Deagon and Shorncliffe stations, Installation of equipment on tracks will occur.

At Sandgate station from Monday 7 June to Friday 11 June between 10:00pm and 4:00am, minor excavation works will occur.

At Deagon Station from Tuesday 8 June to Thursday 10 June between 10:00pm and 4:00am, an upgrade of QR infrastructure will occur.

Between Deagon and North Boondall stations from Tuesday 8 June and Thursday 10 June between 7:30pm and 4:00am, cleaning cable routes will occur.

Changes at Sandgate station

The car park at Curlew Street will be closed to pedestrians and vehicles from 11:59pm on Friday, 4 June – 4:00am on Monday, 7 June.

Cobb Street and Kennerley Street car parks will remain open. Access to St Patricks Sports Fields will be via Rainbow Street.


What to expect if you live alongside the rail corridor

Residents along the rail corridor may see and hear:

  • Movement of personnel and construction vehicles (including machines and equipment)
  • Some noise and dust associated with the use of machinery and equipment
  • Mobile lighting towers in work areas during night works, in addition to existing rail corridor lighting.

To minimise impacts:

  • Environmental controls will be in place to manage noise and dust
  • Noise minimisation practices will be adopted in relation to the use of vehicles and machinery after hours
  • Lighting towers will be directed away from residential properties, where practical
  • 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. Works are scheduled to minimise disruption. Please plan your journey by visiting translink.com.au, calling 13 12 30 or downloading the MyTransLink app.

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