New Cross River Rail Boggo Road underground station takes shape

Cross River Rail’s Boggo Road site is a hive of activity, with thousands of tonnes of concrete and steel being used to build the new underground station.

Around 120 workers are onsite everyday building the new station inside the 27-metre-deep box and underground cavern.

Crews have so far poured enough concrete to fill six Olympic swimming pools and installed enough steel to outweigh the Eiffel Tower.

Two of the strongest tower cranes in the world – each capable of lifting 330 tonnes at once, or the equivalent of about 47 African elephants – are being used to help move the steel reinforcement into place.

The new Boggo Road station will become South East Queensland’s second busiest interchange when it opens, with almost 23,000 people expected to use the station each weekday.

Scaffolding and building structures in the Boggo Road station box.

Boggo Road station fast facts

  • Boggo Road is one of four new underground stations being built as part of Cross River Rail (including Woolloongabba, Roma Street and Albert Street).
  • All up, about 17,000 tonnes of concrete (41,000 cubic metres) and 16,000 tonnes of steel will be used for the permanent station.
  • Within the cavern, works are progressing on the back-of-house structure, which is where mechanical, electrical and service equipment for the new station will be housed.
  • The two tower cranes on site are the strongest (largest capacity) in the world, capable of lifting 330 tonnes each.
  • The station’s 220-metre-long platforms will be about 19 metres below surface level.
  • Almost 23,000 people are expected to use the new station each weekday by 2036.
  • The new underground station will integrate with walkways, cycle paths, Park Road station and bus services, providing improved access to both The University of Queensland and the CBD.