Cross River Rail Underground Station Interiors Replica at Eagle Farm Unveiled

Replica of Cross River Rail’s Underground Station Interiors Unveiled

Here’s a sneak peek at how the Cross River Rail underground stations will look from the inside, through a replica built in Eagle Farm.



Cross River Rail Underground Station Interiors Replica Unveiled
Photo credit:  Queensland Government / statements.qld.gov.au

The replica modelled sections of the platform and mezzanine levels for the four new underground stations of the Cross River Rail: Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street and Roma Street.


 
 


Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the platform and mezzanine designs will share common design components, allowing for an easy and familiar passenger experience.

Cross River Rail Underground Station Interiors Replica Unveiled
Photo credit:  Queensland Government / statements.qld.gov.au

“Cross River Rail’s four new underground stations will quickly become an iconic part of Queensland, so it’s really exciting to get a taste of what they’ll be like to use,” Mr Bailey said.

“It’s pretty amazing to think that we’re getting a glimpse into the future of rail in Queensland in what, from the outside, looks like a regular warehouse in Eagle Farm.”

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“While the underground stations’ buildings, ground levels and colour palettes will be different, their mezzanine and platform levels’ layout will be consistent, clear and simple, making the stations easy for all passengers to use,” he said.


Cross River Rail Underground Station Interiors Replica Unveiled
Photo credit:  Queensland Government / statements.qld.gov.au

Its ceiling design, he said, is a nod to the classic Queenslander veranda as it features ‘rafters’ and panel joints rather than the curved profile used by most underground stations across the world.

Cross River Rail Underground Station Interiors Replica Unveiled
Photo credit:  Queensland Government / statements.qld.gov.au

Meanwhile, the colours and materials used for each station’s floors and ceilings have been chosen to reflect the area’s surroundings.

Cross River Rail Underground Station Interiors Replica Unveiled
Photo credit:  Queensland Government / statements.qld.gov.au

“Brisbane’s new underground won’t just transform the way we travel – it will capture Queensland’s character and set a new benchmark for Australian station design.”



Mr Bailey added that the replica facility was like a display home for Cross River Rail station builders, allowing the team to see how the materials at each station will work together.

Cross River Rail Underground Station Interiors Replica Unveiled
Photo credit:  Queensland Government / statements.qld.gov.au


“Being able to see the design in-person gives you an idea of just how great these stations are going to be, and how they will come together.

“We’re also able to bring stakeholders here – like our accessibility reference group and station fit-out contractors – to see the design up close.”