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Roma Street Site – Early Works

The new Cross River Rail underground station will see Roma Street become Brisbane’s most connected transport precinct.

A new underground station at Roma Street will link passengers with the existing suburban bus and rail networks, the Brisbane City Council Metro services, as well as regional and interstate bus and train services.

Demolition of existing buildings will begin in late-2019, totally transforming the whole precinct by 2025.

Brisbane Coach Terminal relocation

In June 2018, it was announced the Brisbane Transit Centre will be demolished in 2019 to make way for the new Cross River Rail underground station at Roma Street. The Brisbane Coach Terminal (Coach Terminal), which is located on Level 3 of the Brisbane Transit Centre west tower, will be relocated for a period of 5–10 years to a temporary facility at Parkland Crescent, adjacent to Platform 10 of the existing Roma Street Station.

The temporary facility will be a ground level terminal servicing regular timetabled coach services, with short term coach parking/layover areas being investigated elsewhere.

The Roma Street station precinct will go through a detailed process of redevelopment and a longer-term solution for the Coach Terminal will be considered as part of this planning.

Construction of this temporary terminal started in early November 2018 and is expected to be operational in mid-2019, construction conditions permitting. Construction will take place between 6:30am and 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday. Works will not be scheduled on public holidays or during events at Roma Street Parkland.

The Construction Environmental Management Plan outlines the potential environmental impacts and the associated management measures that will be used by CRRDA and its contractors to mitigate and minimise these impacts.

Important information about access changes

Over the coming months, residents and commuters will experience traffic and pedestrian access changes as construction is completed in a number of stages. Signage is in place to advise users of these changes.

Please note, access to Roma Street Parkland, Roma Street Station, Cornerstone and College Close car parks, and Parkland Apartments will be maintained.

From Monday 11 March 2019, for an estimated 3 weeks the following changes to pedestrian and vehicle access will be in place (construction and weather permitting):

  • Setdown and pickup zones on Parkland Boulevard and Roma Street.
  • Accessible setdown and pickup zones on:
    • Parkland Crescent, at the Parkland Apartment end of the Station building.
    • Roma Street setdown zone, in front of the Brisbane Transit Centre.
  • Temporary closure of the Platform 10 main entrance on Parkland Crescent. Follow the signs to enter / exit Platform 10 via an alternative route at the Parkland Apartments end of the Station building.
  • Parking is available at the Brisbane Transit Centre, Cornerstone car park and College Close car park.
  • During this time, it may be more convenient to access Platform 10 from the Brisbane Transit Centre.
  • For those who need assistance moving between the Parkland Boulevard setdown area, College Close car park and Roma Street Station Platform 10 a shuttle will be available. The bus will operate approximately every 15 minutes between the following hours:
    • Monday: 9am – 5pm
    • Tuesday: 9am – 7.30pm
    • Wednesday: 12pm – 5pm
    • Thursday: 9am – 7.30pm
    • Friday: 9am – 5pm
    • Saturday: 9am – 5pm
    • Sunday: 9am – 5pm
  • If you plan to travel through this area, please allow extra travel time and follow the signage and direction of traffic controllers. If you have any concerns regarding these access changes, please contact the Delivery Authority.
  • If rail replacement buses are required for customers of Citytrain or Queensland Rail long-distance travel services, they will depart from Level 3 of the Brisbane Transport Centre. Ticketing and baggage services for long-distance trains will be available at the Transit Centre.

Map of Roma Street changes

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the information outlined above, please contact Cross River Rail.

Temporary Coach Terminal – Design overview

The temporary Coach Terminal design includes:

  • five coach bays on a central platform to accommodate 14.5m length coaches
  • two minibus bays
  • an awning roof structure over the terminal and pedestrian access ways
  • on-platform ticketing kiosk
  • provision for platform amenities
  • passenger pick-up and drop-off on Parkland Boulevard
  • pedestrian crossing to connect to long distance rail services and Roma Street suburban rail services
  • new wayfinding and signage.

This project will also involve upgrades to improve the reliability of the lift and escalator access to Roma Street Parkland.

Coach Terminal relocation Early Works progress

Brisbane-based group Pensar has been awarded the contract for the civil works related to the construction of the new temporary coach terminal.

Project timeline