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When it’s finally built in a just a few years from now, Brisbane’s Cross River Rail project will revolutionise transport in the Queensland capital. This is how it will work.
CROSS River Rail is a $5.4 billion project executing a vision to build a 10.2km railway line and tunnel underneath the Brisbane River.
It will run from Dutton Park to Bowen Hills and include 5.9km of twin tunnels under the river and Brisbane CBD.
It includes four new underground stations at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street and Roma Street.
Salisbury, Rocklea, Moorooka, Yeerongpilly, Yeronga, Fairfield, Dutton Park above-ground stations will be upgraded and Exhibition will become a year-round station.
Three new stations on the Gold Coast line will also be delivered as part of the Cross River Rail project at Pimpama, Helensvale North/Hope Island and Merrimac.
The tunnel will unclog the bottleneck of the Merivale rail bridge, which currently is the only rail crossing running through the city centre.
Cross River Rail is expected to generate thousands of jobs during its construction and nearly 1800 workers have already been employed across eight Cross River Rail work sites.
Work is already under way on the project, with two inner-city corner blocks having been cleared in Albert St to make way for construction of the first train station to be built in Brisbane’s CBD in generations.
Work continues at the new and refurbished stations as well as Shorncliffe, for the new train management system and Mayne yard.
Source: The Courier Mail