Cross River Rail: Exhibition line tracks replaced in mammoth operation

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Cross River Rail crews complete complicated track work undertaken on SEQ’s rail network, realigning the Exhibition line to run over a new 150m bridge outside the RNA Showgrounds.

Around two years of preparation was needed to enable the mammoth 21-day program, which saw continuous day and night shifts from 18 February to 10 March.

Over the three weeks, crews removed and rebuilt tracks in an almost 1.2-kilometre corridor outside the RNA Showgrounds, demolished the old eastern rail bridge and fitted new track and overhead wires onto the new rail bridge before connecting it to the existing Queensland Rail network.

Crews also installed and commissioned new signals, point switches and overhead lines as part of the works.

A test train passed over the new bridge on 10 March, marking the program’s successful completion and, more broadly, a significant step towards connecting Cross River Rail’s tunnels to the network.

With the switch to the new bridge complete, crews will turn their attention to building a new east bridge and the new Exhibition station, which will receive train services year-round when Cross River Rail comes online.

Source: © Cross River Rail Delivery Authority 2021

Image source: © Cross River Rail Delivery Authority 2021

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