Cross River Rail is a city-changing addition to the South East Queensland public transport network, providing benefits to Brisbane, South East Queensland and the state.
Cross River Rail is the Queensland Government’s highest priority infrastructure project and an important part of our vision to cater for future growth, unlock economic opportunities and make Queensland a more internationally competitive state.
A 10.2 kilometre link from Dutton Park to Bowen Hills, with 5.9 kilometres of tunnel under the Brisbane River and CBD, Cross River Rail will connect to both northern and southern rail networks from day one of operations, providing significant benefits to commuters from both directions. This second rail river crossing will ease congestion, improve network reliability and increase accessibility to the Brisbane CBD, allowing more people to travel longer distances, with shorter journey times.
Cross River Rail will deliver services to stations at five key locations: Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street, Roma Street and Exhibition showgrounds.
The new Boggo Road station will improve interchange opportunities for passengers in the south as well as students accessing The University of Queensland. The new Albert Street station will be centrally located, providing easy access to 1 William Street, Queen Street Mall, the Botanic Gardens, Queensland University of Technology and the $3 billion Queen’s Wharf Development. The new Woolloongabba station will improve accessibility to health and entertainment landmarks and provide multi-modal public transport connectivity.
Cross River Rail is the natural and necessary next step and will be a catalyst for urban revitalisation in Australia’s New World City.
- With employment in SEQ forecast to increase from 1.4 million fulltime equivalent jobs to almost 2.2 million by 2031, there are likely to be 1.2 million public transport trips into the Brisbane metropolitan region each day
- The project will support regional redevelopment in areas such as Flagstone, Yarrabilba, Coomera and Springfield, as well as urban development in areas such as Dutton Park, Woolloongabba, Brisbane CBD and Roma Street.
- The Queensland Government will establish a Delivery Authority to lead the development, procurement and delivery of Cross River Rail. International experience demonstrates that delivery authorities support wider economic and social outcomes and enable Federal, State and Local government to co-invest and partner with private sector for funding, financing and delivery.