Merrimac Station

Cross River Rail will transform the way we travel across all of South East Queensland and as part of its works, the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority will deliver three new rail stations on the Gold Coast Line to help connect South East Queensland’s growing population. These stations will be located at Pimpama, Hope Island and Merrimac.

Following consultation on the concept design in October 2019, the design for Merrimac Station was refined and further community feedback sought between 8 November and 4 December 2021.

Feedback on the detailed design will be used to inform a final design for construction.

Early investigation work has also commenced at the Merrimac station site in January 2021 and included geotechnical works, surveys, utility identification and environmental studies including heritage, flora and fauna.

Key outcomes of this work include:

  • Flora and fauna surveys found no recorded threatened species at the station site.
  • Cultural heritage assessments undertaken during the development of the business case identified the need for further investigations.
  • Flood and surface water modelling indicates the proposed design does not impact stormwater drainage, flood and surface water levels.
  • Noise monitoring was undertaken to inform management strategies.
  • Geotechnical assessments were undertaken to confirm ground conditions.


To see what the new Merrimac station could look like once complete, use our online panorama tool.

Benefits for Merrimac

Merrimac station will provide the local community with greater access to convenient rail services; expanding options for easy travel within the Gold Coast, as well as to Brisbane.


The new Merrimac station will include the following features:

1. Approximately 275 car parks
2. Lighting and CCTV throughout car park and station
3. Eight accessible car parks
4. Through-lifts on each platform
5. Accessible kiss ‘n’ ride bays
6. Accessible taxi bays
7. Bus stops
8. Bus parking
9. Undercover lock-up for 40 bicycles
10. Planned connection to local pedestrian and cycle paths
11. Cycle path
12. Provision for pedestrian connection
13. Existing pedestrian connections
14. Station building and ticketing
15. Stairs connecting entry level to platforms
16. Pedestrian overpass
17. New signalised intersection
18. Balancing pond


Station Location

The Merrimac station will be located on Gooding Drive, approximately 750 metres east of the Pacific Motorway and Gooding Drive Interchange (Exit 77) and is scheduled to be open in time for the first Cross River Rail services to the Gold Coast.

Work Notices

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