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.
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.
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 2
Middle Road track lowering
It is proposed to lower the rail track under Middle Road bridge to allow for double-stacked trains.
Pub Lane track lowering
It is proposed to lower the rail track under Pub Lane bridge to allow for double-stacked trains.
July 2020 project update
Find out what’s been happening on the Kagaru to Acacia Ridge and Bromelton project.
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.
March 18, 2022
Beaudesert State High School launches first STEM Mastery Program with help from Inland Rail
We’re excited to partner with Beaudesert State High School for the launch of the school’s first STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Mastery Program aimed at developing dynamic future leaders.
March 18, 2022
Kagaru to Acacia Ridge and Bromelton project update March 2022
The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) Inland Rail team’s thoughts and best wishes are with the communities impacted by recent weather events. We hope your road to recovery is well underway and have set up a floods appeal in support of the Salvation Army who are working on the ground to help those in need.