The Queensland Government is committed to the progressive priority upgrade of the North Coast Line (NCL) to improve its safety, efficiency and reliability.
An important part of this upgrade is the Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade Project (B2N Project).
The B2N Project business case is investigating the duplication of the North Coast Line on an improved alignment between Beerburrum and Landsborough, which may include:
replacement the Barrs Road level crossing near Glass House Mountains with a new connection to Coonowrin Road in Glass House Mountains
replacement of the Caloundra Street level crossing in Landsborough with a grade separated road over rail solution
improvements to the Beerburrum Road and Steve Irwin Way intersection at Beerburrum
extension of the passing loop at Landsborough to the North
expansion of the park and ride facilities in Landsborough and Beerburrum.
The B2N Project
business case is also investigating a range of other potential upgrades to the
existing infrastructure from Landsborough to Nambour to enhance the benefits of
the duplication. These include:
expansion of the park and ride facilities in Nambour and Palmwoods
replacement of the temporary single platforms at stations with permanent dual platforms connected by lifts and overbridges (Mooloolah, Eudlo, Palmwoods and Woombye)
extension of passing loops at Eudlo and Woombye to improve train operations.
It is expected that the B2N project would:
enable an increase in the number and frequency of passenger and freight services
improve transport network integration and access
increase track capacity and reliability
reduce the infrastructure maintenance and operating costs for this section of track over the life of the project.
Overall, the business
case will identify the project’s benefits, the issues to be addressed and the
most appropriate way to achieve the desired outcomes.
Thank you to everyone who provided feedback about the project and attended community information sessions during the consultation period.
Although consultation has now closed, the map will still be available so members of the community can view the proposed reference design.
All feedback will now be collated into a report and used in future stages of the project to inform the detailed design if the project proceeds.
The Business Case is expected to be presented to government for an investment decision in 2017.
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