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More trains, more often

Cross River Rail will unlock the bottleneck at the core of our transport network, allowing more trains to run more often and integrating with new roads and bus services to enable a turn-up-and-go transport system for the whole of South East Queensland.

Cross River Rail is also the key to unlocking and enabling other rail network growth projects, such as building new rail connections to the Sunshine Coast, Ripley and Flagstone, because it maximises their productivity and enables efficiency.

With increased capacity for more frequent rail services providing greater connectivity to other public transport, Cross River Rail will encourage road users to use the train instead, helping to ease congestion on major arterial roads.

South East Queensland Benefits

Cross River Rail will improve our quality of life and help our economy to keep growing through the generation of jobs, by activating urban development and by providing better access to more places of work, study and recreation.

Cross River Rail is a critical public transport infrastructure project which will improve our quality of life, help our economy keep growing, generate thousands of jobs, and activate urban development across the whole region.

Gold Coast

What Cross River Rail will mean for the Gold Coast:

  • a train leaving for Brisbane every 5 minutes on average in the morning peak on the Gold Coast line with capacity for an extra 3150 seats
  • a train leaving for Brisbane every 15 minutes on average in the morning peak on the Beenleigh line
  • fewer road users on the Pacific Motorway, as 47,000 people across SEQ will choose rail instead, by 2036
  • better connectivity with other public transport networks, including Gold Coast Light Rail
  • access by rail for the first time to Albert Street in the CBD, and The Gabba as well as year-round access to the RNA precinct.

Scenic Rim

What will Cross River Rail mean for the Scenic Rim:

  • a train leaving for Brisbane every 15 minutes on average in the morning peak on the Ipswich/Rosewood line, with capacity for an extra 450 seats during the morning peak
  • a train leaving for Brisbane every 5 minutes on average in the morning peak from Ipswich Station with capacity for an extra 1800 seats
  • a train leaving for Brisbane every 6 minutes on average in the morning peak on the Beenleigh line at Loganlea, with capacity for an extra 2700 extra seats into Brisbane
  • a train leaving for Brisbane every 5 minutes on average during the morning peak on the Springfield line with capacity for an extra 2250 seats
  • a train leaving for Brisbane every 5 minutes on average during the morning peak on the Gold Coast line with capacity for an extra 3150 seats
  • fewer road users on the Ipswich Motorway, Brisbane Road and the Pacific Motorway, as 47,000 people across SEQ choose rail instead, by 2036
  • access by rail for the first time to Albert Street in the CBD, as well as The Gabba and year-round access to the RNA precinct
  • better connectivity with other public transport networks
  • extra capacity on the network to support other rail network growth projects, such as the proposed rail extension to Flagstone.

Logan

What Cross River Rail will mean for Logan:

  • a train leaving for Brisbane every 5 minutes on average in the morning peak on the Gold Coast line with capacity for an extra 3150 seats into Brisbane
  • a train leaving for Brisbane every 6 minutes on average in the morning peak on the Beenleigh line at Loganlea, with capacity for an extra 2700 extra seats into Brisbane
  • a train leaving for Brisbane every 5 minutes on average during the morning peak on the Springfield line with capacity for an extra 2250 seats
  • fewer road users on the Pacific Motorway and Kingston Road, as 47,000 people across SEQ choose rail instead, by 2036
  • access by rail for the first time to Albert Street in the CBD, and The Gabba as well as year-round access to the RNA precinct
  • better connectivity with other public transport networks
  • extra capacity on the network to support other rail network growth projects, such as the proposed rail extension to Flagstone.

Ipswich

What Cross River Rail will mean for Ipswich:

  • a train leaving for Brisbane every 5 minutes on average during the morning peak on both the Ipswich and Springfield lines, with capacity for an extra 1800 seats on both lines
  • a train leaving for Brisbane every 15 minutes on average during the morning peak on the Ipswich Rosewood line (south of Ipswich station) with capacity for an extra 450 seats
  • fewer road users on the Ipswich Motorway and Centenary Highway, as 47,000 people across South East Queensland choose rail instead, by 2036
  • access by rail for the first time to Albert Street in the CBD, and The Gabba as well as year-round access to the RNA precinct
  • extra capacity on the network to support other rail network growth projects, such as proposed rail extensions to Ripley and Redbank Plains.

Lockyer Valley

What Cross River Rail will mean for Lockyer Valley:

  • a train leaving for Brisbane every 15 minutes on average during the morning peak on the Ipswich Rosewood line with capacity for an extra 450 seats
  • a train leaving for Brisbane every 5 minutes on average in the morning peak from Ipswich Station with capacity for an extra 1800 seats
  • fewer road users on major arterial roads, such as the Ipswich Motorway, as 47,000 road users across South East Queensland choose rail instead, by 2036
  • better connectivity with other public transport networks
  • access by rail for the first time to Albert Street in the CBD, and The Gabba as well as year-round access to the RNA precinct.

Somerset

What will Cross River Rail mean for Somerset:

  • fewer road users on major arterial roads, such as the Ipswich Motorway, as 47,000 road users across South East Queensland choose rail instead, by 2036
  • a train leaving for Brisbane every 5 minutes on average in the morning peak from Ipswich Station with capacity for an extra 1800 seats
  • a train leaving for Brisbane every 15 minutes on average during the morning peak on the Ipswich Rosewood line with capacity for an extra 450 seats
  • a train leaving every 5 minutes on average from Caboolture station during the morning peak with capacity for an extra 1800 seats
  • a train leaving every 15 minutes on average in the morning peak for Brisbane on the Nambour line north of Caboolture, with capacity for an extra 450 seats
  • better connectivity with other public transport networks
  • access by rail for the first time to Albert Street in the CBD, and The Gabba as well as year-round access to the RNA precinct.

Sunshine Coast

What Cross River Rail will mean for the Sunshine Coast:

  • a train leaving for Brisbane every 15 minutes on average in the morning peak on the Caboolture and Nambour line, with capacity for an extra 450 seats for a more comfortable journey
  • access by rail for the first time to Albert Street in the CBD, and The Gabba as well as year-round access to the RNA precinct
  • fewer road users on major arterial roads such as the Bruce Highway, as 47,000 road users across South East Queensland choose rail instead, by 2036
  • better connectivity with other public transport networks means more opportunity for local jobs, education, and business growth
  • extra capacity on the network to support other rail network growth projects, such as the duplication of the Sunshine Coast line between Beerburrum and Nambour.

Moreton Bay

What Cross River Rail will mean for Moreton Bay:

  • a train leaving for Brisbane every 5 minutes on average in the morning peak on the Caboolture and Redcliffe Peninsula lines
  • capacity for an extra 1800 seats into Brisbane on both the Caboolture, and Redcliffe Peninsula lines in the morning peak
  • a train leaving for Brisbane every 7.5 minutes on average in the morning peak on the Ferny Grove line, with capacity for an extra 450 seats
  • fewer road users on major arterial roads such as the Bruce Highway, as 47,000 road users across South East Queensland choose rail instead, by 2036
  • better connectivity with other public transport networks means more opportunity for local jobs, education, and business growth
  • access by rail for the first time to Albert Street in the CBD, and The Gabba as well as year-round access to the RNA precinct.

Redlands

What Cross River Rail will mean for the Redlands:

  • a train leaving every 5.5 minutes on average to Brisbane on the Cleveland line from Manly station in the morning peak with capacity for an extra 1800 seats for a more comfortable journey
  • a train leaving every 15 minutes on average to Brisbane on the Cleveland line southeast of Manly station
  • fewer road users on Old Cleveland and Wynnum Roads, as 47,000 people across South East Queensland choose rail instead, by 2036
  • access by rail for the first time to Albert Street in the CBD, as well as The Gabba and year-round access to the RNA precinct
  • better connectivity with other public transport networks
  • easier travel from Brisbane for visitors to Redlands and Moreton Bay Islands
  • extra capacity on the network to support other rail network growth projects, such as line enhancements between Manly and Cleveland.

Brisbane

What Cross River Rail will mean for Brisbane:

  • an additional 40 trains on average per hour across all lines travelling into the CBD in the morning peak
  • capacity for an additional 17,840 seats across all lines in the morning peak
  • integration with bus services to enable a turn-up-and-go transport network
  • better transport options with five new inner-city train stations, including access by rail for the first time to Albert Street in the CBD and The Gabba as well as year-round access to the RNA precinct
  • fewer road users on key feeder roads into Brisbane, as 47,000 road users across South East Queensland choose rail instead, by 2036.


Supporting our Economy

Cross River Rail will be one of Queensland’s most important job generating projects, and will support economic growth and employment for Queenslanders for years to come. During its construction the project will provide an average of 1500 jobs per year, including 450 apprenticeships and traineeships.

Revitalising precincts at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street, Roma Street and Exhibition, Cross River Rail will unlock decades of urban and commercial development opportunities.

The Cross River Rail Business Case, released in August 2017, shows the benefits of the project are expected to exceed cost by $1.9 billion, and that for every dollar invested, the project will return $1.41 in benefits for Queenslanders.