Works and planning

Works will include enhancements and installation of dual gauge rail track along the existing interstate line between Kagaru and both Bromelton and Acacia Ridge.

This involves lowering track on five bridges to permit the travel of double-stacked trains, building a new crossing loop and extending existing crossing loops.

New and enhanced crossing loops

We’ve identified locations requiring a new crossing loop at Kagaru, near Flagstone and existing crossing loops at Greenbank and Bromelton that need enhancement.

A crossing loop is a place on a single line railway where trains in opposing directions can pass each other, allowing a more efficient rail service.

We determine the location of a crossing loop by considering the track’s operating requirements, and local constraints like topographical limitations, environmental considerations and planning restrictions.

More detailed work will be undertaken as part of the next phase of studies, and investigations will consider current and planned residential developments.

Crossing loop review outcomes

As part of our ongoing design development process, we undertook a review of the proposed crossing loops on the Kagaru to Acacia Ridge and Bromelton project.

The review indicated Inland Rail would continue to meet the Service Offering without the Larapinta Loop, near Forestdale. We have subsequently decided to remove the Larapinta Loop from the scope of the Kagaru to Acacia Ridge and Bromelton project.

Should other projects on the alignment drive the need for a loop at this location in the future, approval of the loop will need to be considered as part of that process.

We will need to reassess noise impacts for this area and consider if there is a requirement for noise mitigation.

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Visualisations

To get a sense of what your community will look like after the project has been completed, check out our visualisations of the proposed design.

Visualisations are for illustrative purposes and not to scale.

Greenbank Loop

It is proposed to extend the existing Greenbank crossing loop as part of Inland Rail.

A crossing loop is a track that runs parallel to the main track, and allows one train to stop while another train overtakes or passes.

The existing loop would be extended by approximately 300m to accommodate a 1,800m long train.

Greenbank Loop visualisation 1

Greenbank Loop visualisation 1 showing how it looks currently Greenbank Loop visualisation 1 showing the design

Greenbank Loop visualisation 2

Greenbank Loop visualisation 2 showing how it looks currently Greenbank Loop visualisation 2 showing the design

Middle Road track lowering

It is proposed to lower the rail track under Middle Road bridge to allow for double-stacked trains.

Middle Road track lowering showing how it looks currently Middle Road track lowering visualisation showing the design

Pub Lane track lowering

It is proposed to lower the rail track under Pub Lane bridge to allow for double-stacked trains.

Pub Lane track lowering photo showing how it looks currently Pub Lane track lowering visualisation showing design

Port of Brisbane connection

The Inland Rail track will be linked from Acacia Ridge and Bromelton to the Port of Brisbane, via the existing rail line to the port.

For goods being transported to the Port of Brisbane, a proportion of these will only be single-stacked and can therefore continue straight from the Acacia Ridge facility. Those that are double-stacked will be unloaded at Acacia Ridge and reloaded onto single-stacked trains.

Port of Brisbane

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