19 Jul 2010
You may remember me talking some time ago about Brisbane’s plan for an underground rail network called the Cross River Rail Plan, well it looks like it’s becoming more of a reality with the announcement of a rail station on Albert Street.
I think Albert Street would make the perfect location for a new rail station in the city. Albert Street is right nearby to important city hubs such as Queen Street and QUT Gardens Point and so it would definitely have a positive impact on the Brisbane CBD.
According to the Cross River Rail website:
“A new underground station in lower Albert Street will transform the area into another thriving heart of the CBD, providing opportunities for new retail and commercial development.
The location was selected following detailed technical investigations as well as feedback from commuters, workers and students that travel to the CBD.
George Street and Edward Street were considered as potential locations, however Albert Street was selected because it provides the best transport, city and community outcomes.”
Most Brisbanites I know are looking forward to underground rail coming to Brisbane. The new underground stations are believed to be bringing with them new areas full of bustling shops and restaurants and with a city that keeps on growing, we are surely going to be in need of the extra room.
to keep up to date with the Cross River Rail Project.