Cross River Rail station box breaks record

Brisbane’s CBD is on track to get its first new train station in over a century, with excavation works now completed for the new underground station on Albert Street being delivered as part of Cross River Rail.

The new station box sits 50 metres below the surface at its lowest point, almost double the city’s previous depth record of 26 metres for the Queen’s Wharf basement.

April has been an important month for progress on the Cross River Rail project, with the first rail delivered that will soon be run down into the project’s tunnels.

Attention is now turning to construction of the permanent station buildings themselves. In the case of the new Albert Street station, the station box is adjoined by a station cavern which is itself 290 metres long. This scale is needed to accommodate the 67,000 people expected to use the station each weekday by 2036.

See more information about the Cross River Rail project here

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