The Queensland Government, together with the Australian Government, is planning to increase the number of tracks between Kuraby and Beenleigh from two to four tracks, with modernised rail systems, station upgrades and level crossing removals.

Currently, trains between Kuraby and Beenleigh share a single track in each direction, limiting the number of peak services that can run. All-stop Beenleigh trains need to be held to one side for approximately four minutes to allow Gold Coast express trains to pass through during peak periods.

To support growing population and rail patronage demand between Brisbane, Logan and the Gold Coast, Transport and Main Roads need to double the number of Beenleigh and Gold Coast train services over the next 20 years. The rail line between Kuraby and Beenleigh is a key capacity bottleneck on the rail corridor.

South East Queensland has experienced significant growth over the last two decades and this growth is expected to continue with an extra 1.2 million people living in the region by 2036. To harness this growth and support our region’s thriving communities, Transport and Main Roads must keep evolving the rail network so that it plays a bigger role in moving people around SEQ.

Additional tracks will require a wider corridor and track straightening in some areas.

Logan and Gold Coast Faster Rail will deliver:

  • double the capacity of the Gold Coast Rail Line
  • approximately 20km of new tracks and rail systems between Kuraby Station and Beenleigh Station, increasing the corridor from 2 tracks to 4 tracks
  • new train signalling technology between Salisbury and Varsity Lakes
  • 7 station upgrades and 2 station relocations to improve accessibility, safety, and amenity, including platform straightening, and new pedestrian bridges
  • a new Loganlea Station will be delivered as a part of the Loganlea Station Relocation and Park ‘n’ Ride Expansion project
  • a new Trinder Park Station relocated to the straightened section of track to improve train speeds and connectivity to the rail network
  • 5 level crossing removals at Kuraby, Woodridge, Bethania, Holmview and Beenleigh
  • Park ‘n’ Ride upgrades, including a new multi-story Park ‘n’ Ride at Beenleigh Station with an integrated bus interchange
  • extension of the cattle siding at Holmview
  • duplication of the rail tunnel under Beenleigh Town Square
  • dedicated active transport facilities and paths along the corridor.

The Australian Government and Queensland Government are funding preconstruction of $178.1 million each.

You can also attend a feedback session to get information about the project and provide feedback.

Date and time Location 
Thursday 9 September 4.30–6.30pmLoganlea Community Centre 
Thursday 16 September 4.30–6.30pm Woodridge State High School 
Saturday 25 September 10am–12pm  Location still to be determined
Thursday 30 September 5.30–7.30pm  Loganlea Community Centre 
Date and time still to be determined.  Please check back or contact the project team. Beenleigh 

Attendance is limited at these sessions due to COVID-19. Visit the consultation hub to register at your preferred session or call the project team on 1800 957 066.

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