The Queensland Government has released a new plan which shows how Cross River Rail will enable better connections and integration with the rest of South East Queensland’s rail network.
The South East Queensland Rail Connect plan will establish a new three sector network:
- Sector One will create a north-south spine connecting the northern and southern regions through the Cross River Rail tunnel from Varsity Lakes and Beenleigh to Redcliffe Peninsula and Nambour;
- Sector Two will incorporate services from Rosewood, Ipswich and Springfield through Central to Doomben, the Airport and Shorncliffe; and
- Sector Three will operate from Ferny Grove through Central and Southbank to Cleveland.
Roma Street station in Brisbane’s CBD will be a critical hub for the network, with all trains set to run either through the existing station or the new below ground Cross River Rail station.
Efficiency and safety across the network will be enhanced by a new modern signalling system and implementation of state-of-the-art platform screen doors for underground stations.