Brisbane to Sunshine Coast Rail Corridor Strategy

We are developing a rail corridor vision and a staged program of rail priorities to 2051 on the North Coast Line between Brisbane and Gympie North.

The Brisbane to Sunshine Coast Rail Corridor Strategy will guide future rail investment opportunities to improve network capacity, travel times, safety, resilience and efficiency for passengers and freight. 

Investment on the North Coast Line will be staged according to the highest priorities across the transport and rail networks to meet population growth and service demand.

Providing better public transport will better connect communities and help people make the shift towards more sustainable travel choices.

This planning project is an initiative under the North Brisbane Bruce Highway Western Alternative project.


  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Reduces peak hour congestion
  • Increases car parks
  • Accessibility
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to economy
  • Better active transport

Key features

  • Signalling upgrades.
  • Park 'n' ride upgrades.
  • Station accessibility upgrades.
  • Level crossing treatments.
  • Maintenance and stabling upgrades.
  • Rail capacity improvements.
  • Rail safety improvements.
  • Future rail corridors.


The planning project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments on a 50:50 (federal:state) basis. Investment ID 1870239

Total investment
$1.5 million
Australian Government
Queensland Government