October 04, 2016

Australian PM opens Redcliffe Peninsula Line

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Australian PM opens Redcliffe Peninsula Line Queensland Rail

SIX new stations were added to Queensland Rail's Brisbane Citytrain network on October 3, when the Redcliffe Peninsula Line was inaugurated by Australian prime minister Mr Malcolm Turnbull, the premier of Queensland Mrs Annastacia Palaszczuk, and the mayor of Moreton Bay, Mr Allan Sutherland.

Formerly known as the Moreton Bay Rail Link, the 12.6km double-track branch from Petrie on the North Coast Line to Kippa Ring was designed and built by the Thiess Australia-led TrackStar consortium under a $A 650m ($US 494m) contract awarded by the Queensland government in August 2013.

The $A 988m project was jointly funded by the Australian federal government ($A 595m), the state of Queensland ($A 323m), and Moreton Bay Regional Council ($A 108m).

Services on the new line operate at 6-12 minute intervals in the morning and evening peaks and every 30 minutes at other times.

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