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.
|May 2021||Project Announcement|
|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.|
|Sep 2021||Community consultation commenced, closing on 29 October.|