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Cross River Rail is a once-in-a-generation, city-changing project that will future proof South East Queensland’s public transport by introducing a modern, integrated transport system.

The Queensland Government has committed to fully fund Cross River Rail. The project is now entering into delivery phase with early works starting in the coming months and major works anticipated to start in 18 months. This marks the start of the $5.4 billion city-shaping project. Cross River Rail. It’s happening.

Cross River Rail is the Queensland Government’s number one 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.

Cross River Rail is a transformational 10.2 kilometre link from Dutton Park to Bowen Hills, with 5.9 kilometres of tunnel under the Brisbane River and CBD. The project will connect to both northern and southern rail networks from day one of operation, providing significant benefits to commuters from both directions. This second CBD 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.

New, high-capacity stations at four inner-city locations and an upgrade of the Exhibition station will provide direct access to more places of work, study and recreation.

  • Cross River Rail will relieve the bottleneck in the inner city and boost capacity for the entire South East Queensland rail network.
  • Improving capacity will allow more frequent services on all suburban lines.
  • Cross River Rail will take up to 18,500 car trips off major arterial roads every day.
  • New stations will provide better links to existing and planned health and medical research facilities, tourism, sporting and entertainment precincts.
  • With Cross River Rail in place, by 2036 there will be 90,000 people travelling to work each day in the morning peak hours.
Boggo Road Station

Boggo Road

Woolloongabba Station

Woolloongabba

Albert Street Station

Albert Street

Roma Street Station

Roma Street

Exhibition Station

Exhibition

What is a Request for Project Change?

The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Cross River Rail project was approved by the Coordinator-General in 2012. Following further technical and environmental investigations and community consultation, the Queensland Government has refined the project design.

A Request for Project Change was submitted to the Coordinator-General to evaluate proposed changes to the project.

The Coordinator-General has evaluated the Request for Project Change for the Cross River Rail project, including consideration of all submissions made during the consultation period.

The Coordinator-General released his evaluation report with approved new conditions to minimise and manage the environmental impacts of the project while it is being built and once it is up and running.

The project is committed to meeting the Coordinator-General’s conditions and guidelines.

 

How can I get more information?

To view the Request for Project Change and Coordinator-General’s change report, visit http://www.dsd.qld.gov.au/crr.

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