Scale of Albert Street station revealed

Refined designs for each of the underground Cross River Rail stations have been recently completed, and the sheer scale of these new underground stations is quite spectacular.

For example, the new station that will be constructed under Albert Street in Brisbane’s CBD would stand 294 metres tall – if flipped on its end – towering over city landmarks 1 William Street by 34 metres and Brisbane’s new tallest building, the Brisbane Skytower, by 24 metres.

The underground station cavern at Albert Street, runs from Mary Street and crosses under Charlotte Street – effectively two entire city blocks.

The platforms alone will be 220m long, twice the length of the Suncorp Stadium field, and passengers will be able to travel down to the platform via four escalator banks and two lifts.

The main entrance to the station will be located towards Mary Street but there is also a second entry and exit point planned nearer to Elizabeth Street, providing more direct access to Queen Street Mall.

The new Albert Street station, which will be the first CBD train station built in over 120 years, will also be the deepest station on the network at 31 metres below ground.

The new station will service Brisbane’s expanding CBD, and is expected to be the busiest of the four new underground stations that are being built as part of Cross River Rail, with almost 70,000 passengers projected to use the station every week day by 2036.