$3.5 Bn allocated in Queensland for rail projects

New rail construction

The $3.5 billion is allocated in the Queensland budget for new rail projects over the next four years

Investments include:

  • $924 million towards the $1.22 billion Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3,
  • $876 million towards the $2.6 billion Logan and Gold Coast Faster Rail  upgrade
  • $489 million towards the $550.8 million Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade Stage 1
  • $265 million towards the $374.1 million New Generation Rollingstock, European Train Control System fitment, install new signalling
  • $261 million towards the $275.7 million New Generation Rollingstock, Automatic Train Operations and Platform Screen Doors interface
  • $263 million towards the New Generation Rollingstock program
  • $212 million towards the $600 million Queensland Train Manufacturing Program which forms part of $7.1 billion to boost the state’s train manufacturing industry and build and operate 65 trains
  • $107 million towards the $120 million commitment for the construction of three new Gold Coast railway stations
  • $92.5 million towards the $95.1 million Loganlea train station relocation
  • $30 million Loganlea train station park ‘n’ ride upgrade
  • $4.8 million towards the $6 million commitment to Beerwah and Maroochydore rail extension planning

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