Exhibition Station

A newly upgraded Exhibition station will provide rail services all year round for one of Brisbane’s fastest growing suburbs.

It will provide improved transport options for the RNA Showgrounds redevelopment and King Street precinct, as well as staff and visitors to Herston Quarter and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

You can now explore the future Exhibition station precinct with our 3600 panorama by using the link below.

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View of the future Exhibition station.

Concept image of the Exhibition station entry

More Trains


users per day by 2036

More Often

365 days

open all year round

More Platforms

2 platforms

for multi-direction travel

Exhibition Station video tour

This video includes concept developments and designs which are not final or approved.

Exhibition Station video tour

This video includes concept developments and designs which are not final or approved.

Exhibition station tour. This video contains concepts and designs which are not final or approved.

Aerial view of Bowen Hills, showing the RNA Showgrounds, Old Museum, Bowen Bridge Road and Inner City Bypass.

Zoom in along the existing railway line to Exhibition station, which currently operates during Ekka and some major events at the RNA Showgrounds. The station and railway will be connected to the Cross River Rail tunnels at Normanby, travelling south towards Roma Street Station and remain above ground travelling north to Albion Station.

Exhibition station will receive a significant upgrade through the Cross River Rail project, to enable it to operate all year round. The station platform will be converted for two-way travel, with one central, elevated platform accessed from underneath.

The platform length will be extended, running from the Royal International Convention Centre to behind the Main Arena stands.

From the platform level, take a short flight of stairs, or the lift to a lower-ground concourse with access to the Showgrounds precinct on both sides. This is where the Translink ticket gates will be located.

The concourse opens onto the existing RNA Showground precinct, with steps and an accessible ramp leading in the direction of Gregory Terrace. This route will take passengers to the King Street dining precinct, the Old Museum and other major events in the Showgrounds main arena.

Pause on the plaza and fly up to view the station looking towards the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital precinct. The aerial view shows an awning running the length of the platform, providing shade and shelter to passengers using the station.

The view rotates back around to the main arena, as the sun sets and fireworks light up the sky above the Showgrounds.

Exhibition Station Location

The newly upgraded station will provide pedestrian links between Exhibition station to Bowen Bridge Road, as well as service residents in the new developments underway in the Brisbane Showgrounds precinct and Fortitude Valley.

Map indicating the upgraded Exhibition Station

Exhibition Station concept design

At Exhibition, an upgraded station located between the RNA Showgrounds and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, will provide year-round rail services to one of Brisbane’s fastest growing inner-city suburbs.


Station features

  • Pedestrian link between the station to Bowen Bridge Road, and future provision for links to O’Connell Terrace and Gregory Terrace
  • 165m long island platform with future provision for extending to nine-car trains
  • Design that includes vertical transport solutions to improve accessibility, movement, connectivity and safety around the stations for all customers.

Between January and February 2020, the UNITY Alliance sought feedback on the concept design for an upgraded Exhibition station, as part of the Cross River Rail project. You can read the feedback in full here.

Current status

Construction is now underway at Exhibition station.


For those who currently cycle through the area, please look at the map below to see preferred cycling routes through the Exhibition station precinct.

Preferred pathways (shared) for cyclists to and through Exhibition Station

Map of preferred pathways (shared) for cyclists to and through Exhibition Station.

If you want to know more, all of this information is available in PDF form: