Road closing to traffic as work begins on second entrance for new Albert Street station

The section of Albert Street between Charlotte Street and Elizabeth Street will close to general traffic from Monday 27 July 2020, as work begins on the second entrance for Cross River Rail’s new underground Albert Street station.

While the road will close to vehicles, pedestrian access from Charlotte through to Elizabeth Streets will be maintained. The only vehicles allowed will be those accessing the Royal Albert Hotel and loading zone.

Ahead of the closure, the taxi rank has also been relocated from Albert Street onto Charlotte Street and the Project has been working with Brisbane City Council as well as Taxi Council Queensland to ensure continuity of service for taxi users.


The road closure is required to enable work on the second entrance to what will be the first train station tbuilt in Brisbane’s CBD for over 120 years.

The station’s main entrance will be located at the corner of Albert and Mary Streets and will provide convenient access to major destinations such as the City Botanic Gardens, QUT Gardens Point Campus and the new Queens Wharf Brisbane integrated resort.

The second entrance will provide direct access to Queen Street Mall and Elizabeth St.

In total, the new Albert Street station is expected to be used by over 60,000 passengers daily once in operation.

You can read more at the Albert Street northern entrance works page.