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Benefits of Cross River Rail

Cross River Rail will address the inner city capacity constraints of the 300 km south east Queensland rail network, meaning more people from the entire region can access the inner city and CBD by train.

Cross River Rail will:

  • create more than $9 billion in significant transport, city-building and economic benefits for South East Queensland
  • almost double the capacity of the rail network, enabling up to 96 more trains to come into the CBD in the two-hour morning peak
  • provide the capacity to move 120 000 people in the two-hour morning peak from the north and south – equivalent of a 30-lane motorway
  • provide a ‘turn-up and go’ level of service in the inner city
  • connect people by rail to employment centres, hospitals, universities and sporting and event destinations
  • support key inner city growth areas, such as Woolloongabba and Bowen Hills
  • connect new cities and regional centres to the CBD by rail, such as Caloundra South, Flagstone and Coomera
  • reduce train overcrowding by more than 50 per cent
  • help manage congestion by reducing private vehicle travel by 275 million kilometres per year
  • enable a dedicated dual gauge freight line from the Acacia Ridge intermodal freight terminal to the Port of Brisbane to be provided
  • create about 5900 direct and indirect jobs during construction, helping to support the economy.
Last updated
24 June 2014