Fresh peek at platform prepped for new CBD stationPosted by On


The once-cavernous hole below Albert Street has passed the latest milestone of its transformation into Brisbane CBD’s first new train station since 1899: completed platform and mezzanine levels.

Escalators plunging passengers 31 metres from street level to trains to and from underground Woolloongabba and Roma Street stations also among those being built or upgraded for the $6.3 billion-dollar Cross River Rail project will arrive within months.

Deputy Premier Cameron Dick, State Development Minister Grace Grace and Transport Minister Bart Mellish tour the Albert Street station’s now-constructed platform and mezzanine level above.

Deputy Premier Cameron Dick, State Development Minister Grace Grace and Transport Minister Bart Mellish tour the Albert Street station’s now-constructed platform and mezzanine level above.Credit: Matt Dennien

Meanwhile, work is underway to lay rail tracks through the station to link 5.9 kilometres of twin tunnels, and install platform doors to guide an expected 67,000 people a day on and off trains when commuters start use of the Albert Street Station by early 2026.

“Most people going about their business in the CBD would have absolutely no idea about the extraordinary construction effort under way right beneath their feet,” Transport Minister Bart Mellish said on Thursday.

“With tracks, escalators and platform screen doors soon to come, what was once a massive empty cavern below ground is looking more and more like a world-class train station each day.”

When complete, the station will have two ground-level entrances and form part of a subtropical-looking streetscape rounded out with a new $750-million, 40 storey commercial…

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