Ipswich to Springfield Public Transport Corridor Study
We have planned and preserved land for a proposed passenger rail line extension between Ipswich and Springfield, via Ripley.
We have 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 Deebing Heights. It continues north through Yamanto and Churchill before connecting to the existing Ipswich line at West Ipswich.
A total of 9 new stations are planned.
- The University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Ipswich Campus
- Berry Street, Churchill (Park 'n' Ride)
- Deebing South (Park 'n' Ride)
- Ripley North
- Ripley Valley Town Centre
- Swanbank (Park 'n' Ride)
- School Road, Redbank Plains
- Keidges Road, Augustine Heights (Park 'n' Ride).
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 is likely to be built in stages with construction of project stages being subject to funding and state-wide priorities including the delivery of Cross River Rail.
- Contributes to economy
- Improves network efficiency
- Reduces peak hour congestion
Community interest in the proposed Ipswich to Springfield corridor remains high. We continue to work with Ipswich City Council to ensure planning reflects and responds to community needs.