Planning For Stages 2 And 3 Of The Park N’ Ride Expansion Now Underway

Planning for Stages 2 and 3 on the Salisbury train station park n’ ride expansion project is currently underway. This comes after Stage 1 of construction was completed last June 2021.

The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads is now in the planning process for Stage 2 and 3 of the park n’ ride expansion. And whilst no start date has been announced yet, the next phase of the project will entail the relocation of public utilities and a service road to make way for the construction of a second car park. The suburb currently has 52 parking spaces which would be increased to around 300 upon completion of the expansion project.

In mid-2021, the department completed Stage 1 of the construction works on the  $14.5 million park n’ ride expansion project situated on the corner of Beaudesert Road and Lillian Avenue.

Stage 1 of construction delivered some 140 additional parking spaces, allowing an increase in capacity which would in turn reduce congestion during peak hours, help ease traffic congestion, and enhance commuters safety. 

Along with the additional parking spaces, the project is expected to install new CCTV cameras and lighting whilst four of the accessible parking spaces at the existing park n’ ride will also be upgraded. Also, a new pedestrian footpath going to the entrance of the Salisbury station will be constructed along Lillian Avenue and Dollis Street. 

In early July 2021, an under track crossing  construction was also undertaken. The construction work at the Salisbury Station involved the installation of under track crossing conduits, service trenching and installation of cable route, and installation of fencing. 

Photo credit:  Cross River Rail /

Salisbury Station is just one of the six stations currently undergoing upgrades along with Rocklea, Moorooka, Yeerongpilly, Yeronga, and Fairfield  as part of the ongoing Cross River Rail project. 

Cross River Rail Project: Under Track Construction in Salisbury Begins

Intermittent civil works will be underway at the Salisbury Station, where an under track crossing area is being prepared for the Cross River Rail project. Residents and commuters are advised to expect some noise, vibration, dust and road closures during this preparation.

The under track construction will take place between 3 July to 5 July 2021 outside of working hours but access to Fairlie Terrace will be temporarily closed to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. A sign will be put up to redirect and manage the flow of traffic with this slight interruption. 

Work on Salisbury Station will entail the following:  

  • Under track crossing using a directional drilling rig
  • Installation of under track crossing conduits for services
  • Cable route and service trenching and installation
  • Installation of fencing

However, major construction of the Cross River Rail in this area will not start until mid-2022, per the official project page.

During this period, the Salisbury Station will be upgraded with a new building, a third platform, and an upgraded platform finish with a new canopy for weather protection. The new station will also feature an overpass, lifts and switchback stairs for accessibility, as well as a new bicycle storage shelter for 40 users.

Photo Credit: Cross River Rail Project

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said that the Salisbury Station upgrade is part of the State and Federal Governments’ key investments for 2021–22 to 2024–25. 

“Train stations across southeast Queensland will become more accessible under our $500 million station upgrade program,” the minister said

“Construction of Cross River Rail is continuing, with that $5.4 billion project being delivered in addition to our record $27.5 billion transport and roads budget. Cross River Rail is on track to open in 2025.”