Coomera to Helensvale Duplication Project

Services are now operating on the new duplicated section of the Gold Coast line, between Coomera and Helensvale stations.

The $163 million project completes the 'missing link' on the Gold Coast line and delivers improved reliability for Gold Coast customers, and the capacity for increased services for the 2018 Commonwealth Games and for the future.

Queensland Rail would like to thank the local community for their cooperation and patience throughout works.

What is involved?

The Project involves duplication of the rail line between Coomera and Helensvale stations, including:

  • Construction of eight rail bridges across waterways and roads along the corridor
  • Construction of 8.2 kilometres of rail track, including overhead electrification system and signalling systems
  • Construction of a maintenance access road adjacent to the new rail line
  • Replacing approximately 3.8 kilometres of timber barrier fencing with concrete barriers
  • Replacing approximately 15 kilometres of chain wire fencing to secure the rail corridor.

Project benefits

The project will deliver a range of benefits for the Gold Coast and south-east Queensland, including:

  • Delivering increased rail capacity in each direction on the Gold Coast line during the Commonwealth Games
  • Improved safety, efficiency and reliability of the network and a reduction in delays
  • Reduced transport related impacts on the natural, cultural and built environments for the community
  • Future capacity of up to 17 trains per hour, dependent on increased inner city capacity and rail corridor enhancements.

Construction update

Bridge works

Eight bridges (totalling 1.4 kilometres in length) were constructed as part of the project. This includes the 860-metre long rail bridge across Coomera River, Hope Island Road and Saltwater Creek (including a 220-metre wide section over the Coomera River and 33-metre through-girder bridge span across Hope Island Road).

Rail systems and track works

Rail systems and track works undertaken included installing ballast, sleepers, track and resurfacing, and overhead signalling and electrification systems.

Timber barrier replacements

Existing timber barriers were replaced with concrete barriers between Saltwater Creek and the Gold Coast Highway. The project team consulted extensively with property owners along the western side of the corridor where the barriers were installed on property boundaries. Installation of the new concrete barriers was completed in July 2017.

Fencing replacement

Work to replace 15 kilometres of chain wire fencing between Coomera and Helensvale is ongoing and is scheduled to be completed in early 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting. 

Corridor security

Security of the rail corridor is a key priority for Queensland Rail. The rail corridor is regularly patrolled by Queensland Police and rail security personnel.

Local community members and residents adjacent to the corridor are encouraged to report any suspicious activities to Policelink on 13 14 44 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. For emergencies call 000.

Should you identify any trespass activities inside the rail corridor please notify our Rail Management Centre on 1800 079 303.

More information

The project's standard working hours are 7am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday.

For project related information, contact the project team by phone 1800 664 484 (free call) or email C2H@qr.com.au

For general enquiries, contact Queensland Rail's customer feedback team on 13 16 17 (between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday) or email customerfeedback@qr.com.au

Resources

Fact sheets, public notices and other information

  • Project Sign (Temporary carpark closure - rescheduled, Coomera station) - Sunday 6 August 2017  PDF
  • Project Sign (Temporary carpark closure, Coomera station POSTPONED to Sunday 6 August) - Sunday 30 July 2017  PDF
  • Project Update - March 2017  PDF
  • Public Notice (Hope Island Road night works and road closures) - October 2016  PDF
  • Public Notice (Marine works) - July 2016 to May 2017  PDF
  • Map (Construction update) - June 2016  PDF
  • Project Sign (Temporary closure of carpark and toilet, Saltwater Creek) - June 2016  PDF  |  DOC
  • Project Banner (Public display) - February 2016  PDF

Works notices

  • Works Notice (Night and weekend works, track closure) - September/October 2017  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Night and weekend works) - September 2017  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Night works - Coomera rail corridor) - September 2017  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Day works, Gold Coast Show public holiday) - 1 September 2017  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Night works - electrification and power systems) - July to September 2017  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Night works - overhead electrification systems) - July 2017  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Sunday works) - July 2017  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Night works - overhead electrification systems) - June 2017  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Night delivery of materials) - May 2017  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Track resurfacing) - June to August 2017  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Barge movement, Coomera River) - May 2017  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Nights works) - May 2017  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Increased truck movements) - May 2017  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Pedestrian pathway closure extension) - May to June 2017  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Rescheduled night works) - May 2017  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Pedestrian pathway closure extension) - April 2017  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Sunday works) - Mar/April 2017  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (After hours deliveries) - March 2017  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Night works) - February 2017  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (After hours deliveries) - February 2017  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Pedestrian pathway closure extension) - February 2017  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Night works) - February 2017  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Increased trucks movements - Helensvale) - January 2017  PDF  |  DOC 
  • Works Notice (Extended hours) - January 2017  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (After hours deliveries) - January 2017  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Pedestrian pathway closure extension) - December 2016 PDF | DOC
  • Works Notice (Timber and concrete barriers) - December 2016 PDF | DOC
  • Works Notice (Night works) - December 2016 PDF | DOC
  • Works Notice (Helensvale Road closure) - December 2016 PDF | DOC
  • Works Notice (Hope Island Road closure) - December 2016 PDF | DOC
  • Works Notice (Extended hours) - November 2016  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Extended hours) - October 2016  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Hope Island Road night works and road closures) - October 2016  PDF  |  DOC 
  • Works Notice (After hours machinery move) - October 2016  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (After hours machinery move) - September 2016  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Barge anchorage, Coomera River) - September 2016  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (After hours machinery move) - Early September 2016  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (After hours machinery move) - August/September 2016  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Pedestrian pathway closure) - August 2016 PDF | DOC
  • Works Notice (Coomera River works) - August 2016  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Corridor vegetation clearing) - July 2016  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Marine works - Coomera River and Saltwater Creek) - June 2016  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Site access, Condamine Crescent) - June 2016  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Bridge construction) - June 2016  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Satellite site office) - May 2016  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Night works) - April 2016  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Access track south) - April 2016  PDF  |  DOC
  • Works Notice (Access track north) - March 2016  PDF  |  DOC