Cross River Rail will enable a world class turn-up-and-go public transport network, that will allow our growing population to travel to, from and through Brisbane's CBD with greater ease and more comfort.
Construction activities in the existing rail corridor continue. We are working with the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority (CRRDA) and TransLink to ensure our customers are kept informed of the works program. To subscribe to the latest updates and works notifications from Cross River Rail, please register here.
The Inner Northern Busway (INB) through Roma Street station will be temporarily closed from Monday 18 May for approximately 15 weeks to enable the safe demolition of the Brisbane Transit Centre coach deck. This demolition is required to build the new underground Cross River Rail Roma Street station and tunnels. Bus services which normally stop at the busway station will be diverted to temporary bus stops on Roma Street.
Access to Roma Street train station will be maintained and train services will operate as normal during the busway diversion.
Signage will be in place to help customers find their bus stop.
Customers transferring between train and bus services are encouraged to allow additional travel time.
TransLink for more information including bus stop location maps.
Structural demolition at Hotel Jen continues, and preparation of the other buildings for demolition is progressing throughout 2020.
While access to the Roma Street station will always be maintained, you will notice access changes in and around the Brisbane Transit Centre to enable demolition, including the permanent removal of the Roma Street footbridge and the loading zone on Roma Street. Alternative pedestrian access is via street level at Makerston Street or Parkland Boulevard. Alternative loading zones are in surrounding streets.
Please be alert when travelling through the area and follow directional signage as conditions will be regularly changing.
As part of the Cross River Rail project, six stations from
Fairfield to Salisbury will be upgraded to improve access and functionality.
The CRRDA is accepting feedback on the Yeronga station concept design between Thursday 2 July and Friday 24 July 2020. To provide feedback you can:
- drop into the Cross River Rail Experience Centre at Level 1, 151A Elizabeth Street, Brisbane on Friday 17 July any time between 11:30am and 1:30pm
- complete the online survey at
Construction at Fairfield station has commenced. The station upgrade includes:
- construction of a temporary ticket office on Equity Street which will be operational during construction
- demolition of existing station building (ticket office) and canopy structures
- construction of a new station building
- upgrading the existing platform and construction of an additional (third) platform
- construction of a new overpass and lifts to improve access
- removal of the timber commuter shelter from the station platform. This will be stored off-site for restoration and reinstated as part of the final design
- footpath construction near entry points, including the existing entry from Equity Street
- realigning existing commuter car park on Equity Street for provision for two accessible parks within the car park
- fencing and landscaping.
During construction train customers can expect:
- temporary removal of on-street parking around the construction areas on Mildmay Street and Equity Street
- increased truck and vehicle movements on Mildmay Street, Equity Street, Lagonda Street, Ashby Street and Victoria Street
- intermittant traffic control during site deliveries
- changes to pedestrian access throughout construction
- works on the platforms
- some track closures to complete the station upgrade.
Customers will be kept informed about construction activities including track closures, station access changes and platform works. For more information about the Fairfield station upgrade, please visit
crossriverrail.qld.gov.au, phone 1800 010 875 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The CRRDA has released the
Yeerongpilly station concept design. Feedback was accepted in June 2020. Various early works including geotechnical investigations, surveys and environmental monitoring will continue while detailed design is underway. Visit
crossriverrail.qld.gov.au/Yeerongpilly for more information.
Moorooka, Rocklea and Salisbury stations
Site survey and geotechnical investigations will continue at
Moorooka, Rocklea and Salisbury stations throughout 2020.
The CRRDA has released the Exhibition station concept design. Early works, including geotechnical investigations, survey, environmental monitoring and preparing the final design for construction have commenced. Major construction at Exhibition station is scheduled to start in late-2020.
Work continues within the rail corridor between Bowen Hills and Albion stations.
The temporary Brisbane Coach terminal is now operating.
The parking and setdown and pickup zones are shared by coach terminal and rail customers. We recommend customers allow more time and plan their journey in advance, including booking parking if required. Customer setdown and pickup is located on Parkland Boulevard and the station is accessed via escalators and a lift. There are three accessible setdown and pickup bays and two taxi bays on Parkland Crescent outside the long-distance train platform.
Extended customer parking is available at the Brisbane City Council operated College Close car park and the Cornerstone car park on Parkland Crescent. Car parking rates are set by the operators and we recommend customers check rates ahead of arrival.
Cross River Rail is a new 10.2 kilometre rail line from Dutton Park to Bowen Hills, which includes 5.9 kilometres of twin tunnels under the Brisbane River and the CBD.
The project will unlock the bottleneck at the core of the rail network, allowing more trains to run more often across the entire South East Queensland network and integrate with new roads and new bus services to enable a turn-up-and-go public transport system.
Queensland Rail has a critical role to play in helping the Queensland Government deliver this game-changing infrastructure for our rail network and our customers. We are working closely with the
Cross River Rail Delivery Authority to ensure the successful integration of Cross River Rail with the existing rail network.
The project will deliver:
Cross River Rail's high-capacity stations will revitalise multiple inner-city precincts and enable a rejuvenated rail network across the whole of South East Queensland.
Cross River Rail will provide access by rail for the first time to Albert Street in the CBD, as well as The Gabba stadium, and year-round access to the RNA Showgrounds precinct.
At Roma Street, a new underground station will be the catalyst for significant revitalisation of the wider precinct, including the proposed Brisbane Live project, a new 18,000 seat entertainment arena.
Services on the Beenleigh, Gold Coast, Redcliffe Peninsula, Caboolture and Sunshine Coast lines are expected to directly operate through Cross River Rail.
The Cross River Rail program includes the
European Train Control System (ETCS), which is a form of Automatic Train Protection (ATP) signalling technology.
The ETCS Level 2 project will deliver a new generation signalling system to modernise the inner-city rail network and is an essential requirement for rail traffic travelling through the CRR tunnels.
In April 2019, the
Queensland Government announced that the ETCS works package will be delivered by Hitachi Rail STS.
As the future operator, Queensland Rail is responsible for successfully integrating CRR and ETCS Level 2 project into its rail network.