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Ipswich to Springfield Public Transport Corridor Study


The department has planned and preserved land for a proposed passenger rail line extension between Ipswich and Springfield, via Ripley.


Ipswich, Ripley and Springfield.


The proposed new rail connection will provide public transport services to major population and industry growth areas in the Western Corridor.

Metropolitan Region

Project info

The department has completed planning to identify a corridor for the proposed extension of the Ipswich and Springfield rail lines. This new rail line will support population and economic growth in the Western Corridor, including the new growth area of Ripley.

We sought community feedback during the planning process in 2006 to identify the alignment for a future dual track passenger rail line. The alignment connects to the existing Springfield line at Springfield Central then travels west via Redbank Plains, Swanbank and Ripley before turning north at Yamanto. It continues north through One Mile and connects to the existing Ipswich line at Sadliers Crossing. View a map of the alignment and proposed stations.

The Ipswich to Springfield corridor forms part of the Queensland Government's long term vision for the south-east Queensland rail network. The new rail connection will be built in stages, beginning with the Springfield to Redbank section. The South East Queensland Rail Horizon report (2016) identified the Cross River Rail project as a priority to provide the necessary capacity for an expansion of the rail network. Construction of both projects is subject to funding and state-wide priorities.

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Community info

Community interest in the proposed Ipswich to Springfield corridor remains high. We continue to work with Ipswich City Council to ensure planning reflects community needs. 

Frequently asked questions

When will the Ipswich and Springfield lines be extended?

The corridor is likely to be constructed in stages as the population grows. The majority of the new line will be constructed after the Cross River Rail project. The South East Queensland Rail Horizon report confirmed the existing SEQ rail network will not have the capacity to expand into new regions until Cross River Rail has been completed.

Where will new train stations be located?

A total of 9 new stations are planned.

  • The University of Queensland, Ipswich Campus
  • Berry Street, One Mile (Park 'n' Ride)
  • Yamanto
  • Deebing South (Park 'n' Ride)
  • Ripley North
  • Ripley Valley Town Centre
  • Swanbank (Park 'n' Ride)
  • School Road, Redbank Plains
  • Keidges Road, Bellbird Park (Park 'n' Ride).

How can I find out if my property is affected?

You can request a property search through an Approved Service Provider or review the DA mapping available online.

For more information, download the Frequently Asked Questions document.

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Last updated
10 April 2018