The Brisbane to Gold Coast rail line connects Gold Coast City and Logan City with the Brisbane CBD. Transport demand between Brisbane and the Gold Coast is growing rapidly, fuelled by sustained population and economic growth in South East Queensland. The Kuraby to Beenleigh rail section comprises approximately 18.7 kilometres of double track railway and caters for a mix of express services between Brisbane and the Gold Coast and all-stops passenger services between Brisbane and Beenleigh. The proposal includes doubling of the rail tracks between Kuraby and Beenleigh from two to four, modernised rail systems, seven train station upgrades and road access, a new stabling facility, five level crossing removals and a dedicated active transport facility along the corridor.
This proposal responds to the existing Gold Coast rail line and station improvements: Kuraby to Beenleigh Stage 1 Early-stage Proposal on the Infrastructure Priority List.
In 2022, both the Australian Government and Queensland Government committed a total of $1.3 billion each, for a total funding of $2.6 billion towards delivery of the project.