Sunshine Coast and Caboolture line upgrades
The 172.9 km Sunshine Coast and Caboolture line is south east Queensland’s longest passenger rail line, and connects important regional centres such as Caboolture, Nambour and Gympie to the rail network.
The Queensland Government is committed to improving the Sunshine Coast and Caboolture rail lines.
Lawnton to Petrie Rail Upgrade
The Lawnton to Petrie Rail upgrade will add a third track to the line between these two stations, and is an important part of providing the track capacity needed for the Moreton Bay Rail Link.
The Queensland Infrastructure Plan identifies the Lawnton to Petrie Rail Upgrade for delivery by 2015.
Beerburrum to Landsborough Rail Upgrade
The Beerburrum to Landsborough Rail Upgrade is identified in the Queensland Infrastructure Plan for delivery by 2021.
The project will straighten and duplicate this 17 km section of line, and will also upgrade the Glasshouse Mountains and Beerwah rail stations.
Landsborough to Nambour
The Landsborough to Nambour rail project is identified in the Connecting SEQ 2031 plan for delivery by 2031.
The project will straighten and duplicate this 22km section of line, as well as upgrading the stations at:
Caboolture to Beerburrum Duplication
In April 2009 the $298 million Caboolture to Beerburrum Duplication project was commissioned.
This project straightened and duplicated 14 km of rail line between Caboolture and Beerburrum, and upgraded the stations at Elimbah and Beerburrum.
Beerwah Rail Crossing Project
In October 2009 the $70 million Beerwah Rail Crossing Project was completed. This project built a road connection over the rail line south of the Beerwah CBD, and removed the Beerwah level crossing.