Cross River Rail

‘Transforming South East Queensland in Australia’s Rail Network’ 

The population of South-East Queensland in Australia has grown significantly within recent years and is expected to reach 4.9 million by 2036.   

The Queensland Government is delivering Cross River Rail which will transform the way people travel across the whole of South East Queensland. Journeys will be quicker, there will be new stations in more convenient locations, there will be capacity to increase train services as the population grows, and public transport will become a more viable option for the whole region, helping to ease congestion on the roads.  

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Cross River Rail station

The challenge

Cross River Rail represents a major investment in rail infrastructure within Australia’s third largest city. It is Queensland’s first project to be delivered under a Joint-Control Integrated PPP Model. The project will play a significant role in improving accessibility to and from Brisbane’s central business district (CBD), connecting rapidly growing residential and employment areas.  

The Tunnel, Stations and Development PPP is the largest of three packages as part of the broader Cross River Rail project.   

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$ 5.4

State investment

The solution

Cross River Rail is a 10.2 km rail line between Dutton Park and Bowen Hills which includes 5.9 km of twin tunnels under the Brisbane River and the Central Business District (CBD). The Pulse consortium is delivering the underground section of the project, including the tunnels from the southern portal between Dutton Park and Boggo Road stations and the northern portal at Normanby between Roma Street and Exhibition stations, as well as the construction of four new, state-of-the-art underground stations at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street and Roma Street.  

BAM Nuttall and Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau will deliver the design and construction in a joint venture with CPB Contractors, Ghella Pty Ltd, and UGL (CBGU).  

The concession consists of a 29.5-year PPP arrangement between Pulse Partnerships Pty Ltd, of which Invesis Cross River Rail BV holds 15% of the shares and provides 15% of equity.   

Invesis is proud to be part of the team delivering a vital piece of infrastructure for the State, one which will improve the lives of many within South East Queensland, boost the economy and generate thousands of jobs. 


  • Queensland Major Contractors Association 2022 – Sustainability 
  • Infrastructure Sustainability Council 2022 – Social outcomes 
  • International Association of Business Communicators 2022 – Gold Quill: Community Relations 
  • Queensland Training Awards 2021 – Major employer  
  • National Safety Council of Australia 2021 – Communication of a Safety Message 
  • Proximo 2019 – Global Deal of the Year 
  • IJ Global Awards 2019 – Asia Pacific Rail Deal 
  • PFI Awards 2019 – Asia Pacific Transport Deal 
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