Track closures needed for major Cross River Rail works April 7 to April 27
03 Apr 2023
South East Queenslanders are being urged to plan Easter and ANZAC Day travel in advance, with track closures required to allow critical Cross River Rail works to be completed safely and efficiently.
Cross River Rail Delivery Authority CEO Graeme Newton said the closures, taking place over 21 days from Good Friday (7 April) to Thursday 27 April, would impact all lines at various points, but mainly services on the Gold Coast, Airport, Beenleigh and Ferny Grove lines.
“Cross River Rail will transform the way we travel to, from and through South East Queensland in the future, but that means there will be some impacts to travel and transport services during construction,” Mr Newton said.
“These track closures will allow crews to complete major works safely and efficiently, and although we plan them during quieter times on the network, we appreciate some people will be inconvenienced.
“We thank customers for their patience as we continue delivering this city-shaping project.”
Mr Newton said during the closures, crews would install large sections of the new Boggo Road pedestrian and cycle bridge, undertake works on new tracks north and south of Cross River Rail’s tunnels, and continue rebuilding Dutton Park, Fairfield and Rocklea stations.
“Over April, we’ll see the Boggo Road pedestrian and cycle bridge – which will link the new underground station with the Princess Alexandra Hospital and South East Busway – start coming to life,” Mr Newton said.
“Crews will be undertaking important track works north and south of the tunnels, including installing turnouts at Dutton Park station, which are used to guide trains between tracks at rail intersections.
“Critical station rebuild works will also take place at Dutton Park, Fairfield and Rocklea stations, while on the Shorncliffe line, we’ll be testing trains fitted out with our new world-class signalling system.”
Head of Translink Sally Stannard said alternate travel arrangements would be in place during the closure, and urged customers to plan their journeys in advance.
“We’ve worked closely with Queensland Rail and the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority to make sure people can still get where they need to go,” Ms Stannard said.
“We’ve also scheduled additional services on ANZAC Day to help customers get to the dawn service and parade.
“Customers on the Beenleigh and Gold Coast lines in particular should make sure they plan in advance, as these services will be impacted throughout the entire closure.
“We will continue to keep the community up to date before the closure comes into effect on Good Friday.”
For more information, visit Cross River Rail’s Travel Checker.
Some train services will operate to special timetables during the track closures. To plan your travel in advance, use the links below: