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South East Queensland Benefits

Cross River Rail will improve our quality of life and help our economy to keep growing through the generation of jobs, by activating urban development and by providing better access to more places of work, study and recreation.

By removing a bottleneck at the core of South East Queensland’s rail network, Cross River Rail will allow more trains to run more often across the whole of South East Queensland.

Gold Coast

What Cross River Rail will mean for the Gold Coast:

  • a train leaving the Gold Coast for Brisbane every 5 minutes on average during the peak
  • an extra 3150 seats in the peak for a more comfortable journey
  • fewer road users on the Pacific Motorway, as 47,000 people in SEQ will travel by rail instead
  • better connectivity with other public transport networks, including Gold Coast Light Rail
  • direct access by rail for the first time to the southern end of the Brisbane CBD at the new Albert Street station.

Scenic Rim

What will Cross River Rail mean for the Scenic Rim:

  • a train leaving every 5 minutes on average during the peak on the Ipswich/Rosewood line
  • a train leaving every 2 minutes on the Gold Coast/Beenleigh (and Flagstone) lines
  • fewer road users on key arterial roads, as 47,000 people in SEQ travel by rail instead
  • better connectivity to other public transport
  • increased capacity on the network will make future rail extensions, such as the Salisbury to Beaudesert, possible.

Logan

What Cross River Rail will mean for Logan:

  • a train leaving every 2 minutes on average on the Gold Coast/Beenleigh (and Flagstone) line during peak periods
  • an extra 8550 seats into Brisbane CBD for a more comfortable journey
  • fewer road users on the Pacific Motorway and Kingston Road, as 47,000 people in SEQ will travel by rail instead
  • direct access to the southern end of the Brisbane CBD by rail for the first time at the new Albert Street station
  • increased capacity on the network will make future rail extensions, such as the Salisbury line to Flagstone, possible.

Ipswich

What Cross River Rail will mean for Ipswich:

  • a train leaving every 5 minutes on average during the peak on both the Ipswich and Springfield lines
  • fewer road users on the Ipswich Motorway and Centenary Highway, as 47,000 people in SEQ will travel by rail instead
  • an extra 1800 seats into the city on both the Ipswich and Springfield lines
  • direct access to the southern CBD by rail for the first time at the new Albert Street station
  • extra capacity on the network future rail extensions to Ripley and Redbank Plains are made possible.

Lockyer Valley

What Cross River Rail will mean for Lockyer Valley:

  • a train leaving every 5 minutes on average during the peak on the Ipswich/Rosewood line
  • fewer road users on key arterial roads, as 47,000 people in SEQ travel by rail instead
  • an extra 1800 seats into the city on the Ipswich/Rosewood line.

Somerset

What will Cross River Rail mean for Somerset:

  • fewer road users on key arterial roads, as 47,000 people in SEQ travel by rail instead
  • a train leaving every 5 minutes on average during peak periods from Caboolture and Kippa Ring
  • a train leaving every 5 minutes on average during the peak on the Ipswich/Rosewood line
  • better connectivity to other public transport.

Sunshine Coast

What Cross River Rail will mean for the Sunshine Coast:

  • a train leaving the Sunshine Coast for Brisbane every 6 minutes on average during the morning peak
  • an extra 3150 seats for a more comfortable journey
  • direct access by rail to the southern end of the Brisbane CBD for the first time at the new Albert Street station
  • all Sunshine Coast line services travelling through the new tunnel under the Brisbane River, providing direct access by rail to Woolloongabba
  • fewer road users on the Bruce Highway, as 47,000 people in SEQ will travel by rail instead.

Moreton Bay

What Cross River Rail will mean for Moreton Bay:

  • a train leaving every 5 minutes on average during peak periods from Caboolture and Kippa Ring
  • an extra 3600 seats on the Caboolture, Shorncliffe and Redcliffe Peninsula lines in the peak
  • fewer road users on Bruce Highway, as 47,000 people in SEQ will travel by rail instead
  • direct access to the southern CBD by rail for the first time via the new Albert Street station.

Redlands

What Cross River Rail will mean for the Redlands:

  • a train leaving every 5.5 minutes on average during peak periods on the Cleveland line
  • an extra 1350 seats for a more comfortable journey
  • easier travel from Brisbane for visitors to Redlands and Moreton Bay Islands
  • fewer road users on Old Cleveland and Wynnum Roads, as 47,000 people in SEQ will travel by rail instead
  • better connectivity with other public transport.

Brisbane

What Cross River Rail will mean for Brisbane:

  • an additional 40 trains per hour across all lines travelling into the city in the morning peak
  • an additional 17,840 seats across all lines in the peak
  • direct access by rail to the southern end of the Brisbane CBD for the first time at the new Albert Street station
  • fewer road users on key feeder roads into Brisbane, as 47,000 people in SEQ will travel by rail instead.