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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 17 June 2019, for an estimated six weeks, the following access will be in place (construction and weather permitting):

  • Setdown and pickup zone on Parkland Boulevard.
  • Accessible setdown and pickup zone on Parkland Crescent, in front of the Roma Street station Platform 10 main entrance.
  • Parking is available at the Brisbane Transit Centre, Cornerstone car park and College Close car park.
  • During this time the Roma Street Parkland lift will be closed for refurbishment, the stairs and escalators will be open. 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.
    • A map showing the new pickup and drop off areas for bus connections in Roma Street.

      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