Woolloongabba station construction update - June 2020

Site establishment, excavation, geotechnical and utility identification continues in and around the Woolloongabba station site.

Throughout June 2020 activities on site will include:

  • Drilling and anchoring of piles within the station box
  • Continued construction of site offices and worker facilities
  • General earthworks and excavation activities, including haulage of excavated material
  • Installation of signage and fencing
  • Delivery of machinery and equipment including drill rigs, excavators and tunnelling plant
  • Continued CCTV inspections and pressure cleaning of water and sewer infrastructure
  • Erection of structural steelwork
  • Continued CCTV inspections and pressure cleaning of water and sewer infrastructure
  • Continued erection of structural steelwork
  • Continued geotechnical investigations using a truckmounted drill rig to take samples of ground/soil conditions
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Survey monitoring
  • Early morning onsite equipment refuelling from 5am
  • Continued utility investigations and relocation activities including installing power and other services for tunnelling and site operations
  • On site electrical substation work and installation.



Work hours

Work will generally occur between 6:30am and 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday, weather and construction conditions permitting. However, night works may be required due to traffic restrictions and to maintain the safety of the community and our workers. We will notify nearby residents prior to any planned night works. Workers may arrive onsite one hour prior to the work start times to prepare for the shift’s activities.


Due to traffic permits, safety requirements and construction methodology, ongoing work will be undertaken within the station site from Monday 1 June 2020 between 6:30pm and 6:30am. These include:

These include:

  • Works associated with station box and decline excavation including, minor earthworks, drilling, anchoring and shotcreting
  • Inspections of structures in immediate vicinity of the Woolloongabba work site.


What to expect

  • Potential increases in noise, dust and vibration. These impacts will be minimised as much as possible, with comprehensive environment and safety management measures in place
  • The use of survey equipment, vacuum excavation trucks, road saws, small excavators, tipper trucks, compactors, and specialist CCTV vehicles
  • Increased vehicle movements and construction workers in the area
  • Increased truck movements as excavation of the station box continues
  • Trucks delivering and removing machinery and materials to the work site
  • Temporary changed pedestrian access
  • Temporary changed traffic conditions including lane closures
  • Temporary lighting to facilitate out-of-hour works within station box and decline.

Every effort will be made to keep disruptions to a minimum for residents and businesses in close proximity to the project site. Work is subject to relevant approvals and suitable weather conditions.

Register to receive free SMS messages

The Cross River Rail Tunnel & Stations contractor will be sending free SMS messages prior to tunnelling activities and selected night work. There will be no cost to receive these messages.

To subscribe to this service, please send your name, phone number and home address to [email protected] or via text message to 0419 679 314 (msg & data rates may apply).

Personal information collected by Cross River Rail Tunnel & Stations for the purposes of SMS services will be managed in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009 (QLD).

If you have any questions, please call 1800 010 875.

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