Six stations in Brisbane’s southside, Queensland, will benefit from significant upgrades as part of the AUD 5.4 billion (USD 3.74 billion) Cross River Rail project.
Fairfield, Yeronga, Yeerongpilly, Moorooka, Rocklea and Salisbury are the stations to be upgraded. A third platform will be added to these stations and the heights of the existing platforms raised to accommodate the New Generation Rollingstock trains, being built by Bombardier, which will travel through Cross River Rail’s twin tunnels.
To coincide with these works, further upgrades will be delivered at these stations by the Cross River Rail contractor, funded by the Queensland Government’s station accessibility upgrade programme.
Delivering both packages of work at the same time by the same contractor will minimise disruption for commuters and maximise savings. Station accessibility will be boosted with new overpasses, lifts, kiss’n’ride infrastructure and bike facilities included in Cross River Rail’s proposed package of works.
Details of these station upgrades are included in the ‘Request for Project Change’ submitted to the Coordinator-General with other design innovations and improvements for the Cross River Rail project.
Cross River Rail project is a new north-south 10.2 km rail line connecting Dutton Park to Bowen Hills under the Brisbane River and CBD, with a 5.9 km tunnel.