Contractor locked in for new Pimpama train station

ADCO Constructions has been awarded the contract to design and build the new Pimpama train station – the first of three being delivered on the Gold Coast through Cross River Rail.

The South East Queensland-based contractor will start major works on the new station in early 2023.

The new station will cut door-to-door travel times, with local residents not needing to go to Ormeau or Coomera to jump on a train.

Early works on the station access road, drainage and connecting infrastructure are already well underway and once complete, around 40,000 cubic metres of spoil – enough to fill about 16 Olympic swimming pools – will have been excavated and re-used where possible.

Image of the Pimpama station construction site.

ADCO’s Managing Director Neil Harding said the company’s team of highly experienced rail and transport delivery experts looked forward to completing the important project.

“ADCO is thrilled with the opportunity to deliver this project, contributing to the growth of SEQ, in particular improving connectivity with other public transport networks between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, while also boosting local businesses and providing jobs for the local community,” Mr Harding said.

“The Pimpama train station project adds to ADCO’s solid track record of projects within the region, such as the Pimpama Sports Hub, Pimpama Tavern and other facilities in the rail and transport sector.”


Timelines for the other two stations being built on the Gold Coast – Merrimac and Hope Island – are also progressing well with procurement activities well underway and major works set to start at both sites later this year.

All three Gold Coast stations are scheduled to be operational in line with the first Cross River Rail services.

Pimpama station fast facts:

  • Pimpama is one of three sites – including Hope Island and Merrimac – where stations will be built on the Gold Coastline as part of Cross River Rail.
  • ADCO Constructions has been awarded the contract to build the station.
  • Key station features include five accessible car parks, through-lifts on each platform, a 40-bike lock-up enclosure and a pedestrian overpass.
  • After a co-design phase with the specially formed Accessibility Reference Group, the following improvements were made to the station design:
    • Larger taxi and kiss’n’ride bays;
    • Assistance animal toileting facilities.
    • Tactile boarding matts at accessible boarding points; and
    • Improved location and layout for accessible and ambulant toilets.
  • In response to community feedback, approximately 380 car parks that were going to be delivered in two stages will now be delivered on opening day. There is also provision for 200 extra car parks in the future to accommodate forecasted population growth.
  • Early works at Pimpama started in late 2021, early works and site establishment have been undertaken in 2022, and major construction will commence in early 2023.
  • Click here for a 360 degree look at what the future station might look like.