Toowoomba Range Clearance Upgrade

​Project overview

Queensland Rail is preparing for tunnel floor lowering works through 11 rail tunnels on the Toowoomba Range and Little Liverpool Range.

This project is being undertaken to provide clearance for international standard size containers which will support the agricultural industry by enabling the transport of agricultural freight via rail from the Darling Downs and South West regions of Queensland through to the Port of Brisbane.

Works will also be carried out at two sites on the Toowoomba Range to secure identified sections of slope in order to enable the ongoing safe operation of rail traffic in this area.

What is involved?

Site investigation works have now been completed. Works will continue on project design with major construction works to commence early to mid-2018.

Keeping you informed

Queensland Rail is committed to keeping stakeholders and the community informed about this project. For more information, please phone 13 16 17 or email


  • Works notice - January 2017 (PDF | DOC)