Technical specifications

Scope of works 
Design & construction of 5.90 km twin-tube railway tunnel, 4 new stations at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street and Roma Street, complete incl. architectural finishes, service facilities, TBM retrieval shafts at the tunnel portals, M&E systems, rail & communication systems within the tunnel

Construction method
Tunnelling using 2 hard rock Gripper TBMs and 2 roadheaders

Geology
Neranleigh-Fernvale Beds, Brisbane Tuff, Aspley Formation (siltstone), Quaternary Alluvium (sand, silty clay)

General data

Project 
Cross River Rail Project, Brisbane, Australia

Client
Cross River Rail Delivery Authority (CRRDA)

Contractor
Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG
in a joint venture

Construction period 
2019 to 2023

Net construction costs
€ 3,4 billion (total project)

Utilisation
Infrastructure
Type
Railway tunnel, twin tubes
Length
5,9 km
Construction Method
Tunnelling using 2 hard rock Gripper TBMs, and 2 roadheaders

More Information:

A 5.9 km long, twin tube railway tunnel is being built under the Brisbane River and the Central Business District (CBD). The order volume for Wayss & Freytag is approx. € 183.4 million.

The contract volume includes the construction of 10.2 km of railway line from Dutton Park to Bowen Hills and the construction of four new railway stations (Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street and Roma Street).

With a total volume of EUR 3.4 billion, the Cross River Rail project is the largest infrastructure project in Australia's history. The project will eliminate traffic bottlenecks and noticeably improve the frequency of local transport. The connection to the road network and bus routes will provide the entire South East Queensland region with a modern and efficient infrastructure.

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