Gold Coast Rail Line Capacity Improvement Project – Kuraby to Beenleigh

Detailed Planning
Gold Coast Rail Line Capacity Improvement Project – Kuraby to Beenleigh

The existing rail line from Brisbane to Gold Coast has two tracks south of Kuraby Station and three tracks to its north. Addressing this and a range of other infrastructure constraints are the focus of the Gold Coast Rail Line Capacity Improvement Project. The project objectives comprise:

  • improving capacity and service reliability on the Gold Coast and Beenleigh rail lines
  • removing the bottleneck between Kuraby and Beenleigh stations, and
  • improving station access across all public transport modes.

The scope to achieve the objectives are yet to finalised.

Key Dates

May 2021 Project Announcement

Funding contributions

Federal Government
Queensland Government


Procuring Agency: Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads


May 2021 The 2021-22 Federal Budget committed $178 million for preconstruction work for Kuraby to Beenleigh section. The Federal Government reported the total funding to date as $356 million, indicating an equivalent commitment from the Queensland Government.
Jun 2021 The 2021-22 Queensland Budget matched the $178 million Federal Government allocation for preconstruction work of the project. The preconstruction activity is expected to commence in FY2022-23, and be completed by FY2024-25.
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Queensland | National |
Infrastructure Australia status
Priority Initiative (near-term, 0-5 years)
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