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Track closures for important Cross River Rail works

Rail customers are being urged to plan their travel in advance during June and July due to track closures and travel changes required to safely facilitate crucial Cross River Rail works.

From Saturday 15 June to Sunday 7 July, various parts of the network will be impacted at different times to allow works to be carried out safely and efficiently in the rail corridor.

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Beenleigh and Gold Coast lines will be impacted for the full duration, with all northern lines affected only from Saturday 29 June to Sunday 7 July. There will also be track closures on the Cleveland line on three weekends in June and July.

All services will return to a regular timetable from first service on Monday 8 July.

Cross River Rail Delivery Authority CEO Graeme Newton said several crucial pieces of work would be carried out across the network, which could not be done while trains were running.

“Just some of the work to take place includes extensive track and overhead wiring works between Bowen Hills and Albion, drainage and signalling works, upgrades at Yeerongpilly, Rocklea and Dutton Park stations, early works at Salisbury station, and work on the new pedestrian bridge at the Princess Alexandra Hospital,” he said.

“These closures will allow crews to carry out a huge amount of works safely and efficiently in the rail corridor.”

Newton thanked customers in advance for their patience.

“While the majority of work will take place during the school holidays, we understand this will inconvenience some customers,” he said.

There will be a variety of alternative transport options available during the closures, including express and all stop rail replacement buses.

For more information, visit Cross River Rail’s Travel Checker.