Cross River Rail is a proposed new north-south rail line in Brisbane’s inner city, including a new tunnel under the Brisbane River and new underground inner city rail stations.
GCI was engaged in 2009 to assist the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads review engineering concepts for the project.
- Re-evaluated the strategic context for the project
- Provided specialist engineering and network planning expertise to critically analyse initial planning and recommended improvements to the scheme
- Identified and evaluated alternative alignment/infrastructure options
- Developed rail network planning and service performance assessment for each potential option under a range of potential scenarios
- Reviewed service conflicts and freight performance impacts of passenger rail upgrades
- Developed horizontal and vertical alignments
- Developed indicative scope of works, cost plans and programs for potentially viable options
- Undertook qualitative risk assessment for potentially viable options
- Identified potential opportunities for strategic multi-modal interchanges that would assist integration of the public transport modes
- Developed the methodology and framework used to define the Cross River Rail project
- A number of improvements identified by GCI were taken forward for further analysis in the project’s formal environmental impact study
- This study was undertaken, documented and reported within very tight time constraints, assisting the client’s overall program for definition of a preferred corridor