Peter Papantoniou, Project Director – Cross River Rail Project
Cross River Rail is a new 10.2 kilometre rail line running from Dutton Park to Bowen Hills, which includes a 5.9 kilometre twin tunnel under the Brisbane River and CBD. It will deliver four new underground stations at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street and Roma Street, and upgrades to Dutton Park and Exhibition stations.
The $5.4 billion project will unlock the bottleneck at the core of our transport network allowing more trains to run more often. By integrating with roads and bus services the project enables a turn-up-and-go transport system for the whole of South East Queensland.
Cross River Rail is a critical public transport infrastructure project which will improve our quality of life, help our economy keep growing, generate thousands of jobs and activate urban development Precincts at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street, Roma Street and Exhibition will be significantly revitalised, helping Brisbane to evolve as a world-class city. Early works are now underway with major construction to start in late 2019. Cross River Rail will be operational in 2024.