Woolloongabba station construction update - February to March 2023

Woolloongabba station is progressing with mechanical and electrical fit out within the station caverns, tunnels and basement levels of the future station building. Since the end of 2022, teams have completed mezzanine beam installation in the north and south caverns and finished track installation within the tunnel south to Boggo Road.

Work to build the train platform in the north and south caverns is ongoing.


Details of work

Rail construction and tunnel fit out

Ongoing until end of 2023.

The below tunnelling and tunnelling support activities are undertaken 24 hours a day.

  • Drilling inside the tunnels to install mechanical and electrical components such as power, fire safety mechanisms and walkways.
  • Deliveries and welding works continues in the station box.
  • Cranage, deliveries and logistical activities including plant movements and concrete pumping will continue throughout the day and night.

Station building, services building & surface works

Ongoing until end of project

The below works will be undertaken during the standard construction hours, 6:30am to 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday. Some activities will be completed out of normal construction hours, 6.30pm to 6.30am, due to traffic permits, safety requirements and construction methodology. Nearby residents will be notified in advance via letterbox drop.

The below tunnelling and tunnelling support activities are undertaken 24 hours a day.

  • Assembly of mezzanine beam segments together to create full beams.
  • Cranage to lift the precast beams into the station box for mezzanine installation. Cranes will operate during day and night shifts.
  • Cranage and works continue to build the platform and associated structures in the south cavern, north cavern, station box and as part of the tunnel fit out.
  • Demolition of the decline ramp leading into the station box.
  • Large concrete pours to construct the building floors and walls will be ongoing.
  • Concrete deliveries for related station structure pours**.
  • Work to remove site offices and site sheds along Stanley Street near the South East Busway.
  • Mechanical and electrical fit out within the services building basement levels.
  • Installation of fencing, earthworks and construction to build the retaining wall along the boundary of the South East Busway and Leopard Street. The Leopard Street footpath will be closed during these works and detours will be in place.
  • Out-of-hours deliveries, mobilisation and demobilisation of large plant and vehicles continue due to traffic permit restrictions during the day and peak hour.
  • Out-of-hours surface works will continue including hammering, water blasting, steel cutting / fixing, drainage and concrete pumping.
  • Utility, sewer inspection, survey and geotechnical works in and around the Woolloongabba site continue. Some lane closures may be required for this work. Impacts may also be experienced due to the extended closure of the Vulture Street footpath.
  • Sewer works on Stanley Street, Main Street and Gibbon Street are expected to start including construction of launch shafts, micro-tunnelling, and setup of contractor’s working area. Some lane closures may be required for this work. Further communications will be distributed with more information prior to the commencement of these works.

**Please note concrete deliveries to site are permitted 24/7 with no time exclusions.

Underground at the Woolloongabba station.


What to expect

  • Potential noise, dust, and vibration from construction activities both underground in the tunnels and on the surface of the site, including outside of standard construction hours.
  • Temporary lighting for out-of-hours works in the station box and decline ramp.
  • 24-hour ongoing underground work along the tunnel alignment.
  • Continued utility investigations, surveying, geotechnical works and service relocation activities both on and off site. Temporary lane closures may be required to facilitate these works, further updates will be provided where this is the case.
  • Out-of-hours deliveries of large trucks and plant. This may also include mobilisation, set up and demobilisation. Short term road closures in the area may also be required.
  • Pedestrian detours along Vulture Street due to southern footpath closure and closure of the Leopard Street footpath
  • Traffic changes along Stanley Street, Main Street and Gibbon Street.
  • Work is subject to relevant approvals and suitable weather conditions.

Work is subject to relevant approvals and suitable weather conditions.

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