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Moreton Bay Rail Link


Moreton Bay Rail Link will deliver a 12.6 km dual-track passenger rail line between Petrie and Kippa-Ring, including 6 new rail stations at Kallangur, Murrumba Downs, Mango Hill, Kinsellas Road, Rothwell and Kippa-Ring.

The $988 million project is jointly funded by the Australian Government ($583 million), Queensland Government ($300 million) and Moreton Bay Regional Council ($105 million).

The Lawnton to Petrie Upgrade project will be delivered with the Moreton Bay Rail Link as the Moreton Bay Rail project. The upgrade of the track and a new 1.5km quad track bridge between Lawnton and Petrie is required to integrate the new Moreton Bay Rail service. The Queensland Government funded the $168 million Lawnton to Petrie project.

For more information, visit the Moreton Bay Rail Project webpage.


Moreton Bay Region (Lawnton to Kippa-Ring with new stations at Kallangur, Murrumba Downs, Mango Hill, Mango Hill East, Rothwell and Kippa-Ring).


The Moreton Bay Rail will:

  • provide a more reliable, economical, and faster alternative to driving to Brisbane’s Central Business District during peak periods
  • help reduce congestion on the road network, including the Bruce Highway, and free up capacity for journeys that can’t be made using public transport
  • provide sustainable and active transport options that reduce carbon emissions — every full train on the new line will take about 600 cars off the road
  • provide better access to major employment centres both within and outside the Moreton Bay region
  • help attract investment to the area and create business opportunities
  • act as a catalyst for growth along the alignment, with stations becoming hubs of new development in the region.
North Coast Region

Project info

To find out more about the Moreton Bay Rail Link and Lawnton to Petrie Project, view the Moreton Bay Rail Project webpage.

Last updated
13 September 2016