Pimpama Station

Cross River Rail is transforming the way we travel across all of South East Queensland. The Cross River Rail Delivery Authority is continuing with planning of three new rail stations on the Gold Coast Line to help connect South East Queensland’s growing population. Stations are being planned for Pimpama, Hope Island and Merrimac.

Following consultation on the concept design in October 2019, the design for Pimpama Station was refined and further community feedback sought between 12 July and 7 August 2021. Feedback on the detailed design will be used to inform the final design for construction.

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

Early investigations commenced in January 2021 which included geotechnical works, surveys, utility identification and environmental studies including heritage, flora and fauna. The investigations and key outcomes include:

  • Flora and fauna surveys have found no recorded threatened species at the station site
  • Cultural heritage assessments undertaken during the development of the business case identified no areas of cultural significance.
  • 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

Early construction works on the station access road are planned to start in late 2021 with major construction commencing in 2022.

An artist impression of the future Pimpama station

An artist impression of the future Pimpama station

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

Early Works – station access road and drainage

Construction to enable station access will be undertaken as an early works package, commencing in late 2021.

The works will include a new signalised intersection at Bedford Road and the Old Pacific Highway with connecting pedestrian and cycle pathways.

The Delivery Authority will manage construction activities and residents and businesses will be notified prior to construction commencing.

Benefits for Pimpama

Pimpama 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 Pimpama station will include the following features:

1. Stage 1 – approximately 230 car parks
2. Stage 2 – provision for approximately 150 car parks (380 total)
3. Stage 3 – provision for approximately 200 car parks (580 total)
4. Lighting and CCTV throughout carpark and station
5. Five accessible car parks
6. Through-lift on each platform
7. Accessible kiss ‘n’ ride bays
8. Accessible taxi bays
9. Bus stops
10. Undercover lock-up enclosure for 40 bicycles
11. Planned connections to local pedestrian and cycle paths
12. Existing pedestrian connection
13. Station building and ticketing
14. Stairs connecting entry level to overpass
15. Pedestrian overpass
16. Bioretention (storm water) basin

 

Station Location

map of the planned Pimpama station.

 

Access to the new Pimpama station will be from the Old Pacific Highway and will be delivered as part of the early works package. Pimpama station is scheduled to be open in time for the first Cross River Rail services to the Gold Coast.
 

Consultation outcomes

In July 2021, we sought community feedback on the detailed design of Pimpama station. Consultation was undertaken from Monday 12 July until Saturday 7 August 2021.

Overall, feedback from the community and stakeholders indicated support for the new Pimpama station.

During the consultation period over 350 people provided feedback through online surveys, community drop-in sessions, stakeholder meetings, emails and phone calls to the project team.

Summary of feedback

Key themes raised during the consultation period included:

  • Build stage 2 carparking (380 car parks) and have operational from opening
  • Support for the station and access via the new signalised intersection at Bedford Road and Old Pacific Highway
  • Increase active transport connections between the station and surrounding pedestrian and cycle networks
  • Inclusion of pedestrian access to the station from the eastern site (Gainsborough Green estate) via Kosciuszko Circuit
  • Integration with other public transport services including improved bus connections with the station
  • Upgrade to include a signalised intersection at the Old Pacific Highway and Mebbin Street (not currently in scope).
  • Feedback noting the importance of safety and security elements included in the current design
  • Additional bike infrastructure including casual bicycle storage.

A key element of the station design we sought feedback on was the potential footpath connection into Kosciuszko Circuit on the eastern side of the station. Feedback received from the public and key stakeholders indicated support for the connection, which will be considered through the next phase of the design.

What’s next?

All feedback received during the consultation period will be considered as the design is finalised in preparation for construction. The final design will be released prior to major construction on the station commencing. Major construction on the new station is scheduled to commence in 2022.

Construction to enable station access will be undertaken as an early works package, commencing in late 2021. The works will include a new signalised intersection at Bedford Road and the Old Pacific Highway with connecting pedestrian and cycle pathways. The Delivery Authority will manage construction activities and residents and businesses will be notified prior to construction commencing.
 

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