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Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade

Funding Program:National Rail Program
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Rail
Expected Start/Finish:2019 - 2022
Estimated Project Cost:$780,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$390,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

The project will duplicate the North Coast Line between Beerburrum and Landsborough, approximately 20 kilometres in length, and provide a range of upgrades to the existing rail infrastructure between Landsborough and Nambour (approximately 19 kilometres) including:

  • passing loop extensions
  • dual platforms at stations connected by lifts and pedestrian bridges
  • additional car parking at some stations


Increased Transport Infrastructure Capacity:

  • increase freight and passenger rail capacity on the North Coast Line
  • reduce pressure on Bruce Highway corridor due to mode shift

Improved Rail Services:

  • reduce travel times
  • increase travel reliability for passengers and freight rail services

Integrated Transport Infrastructure:

  • more integrated and effective transport system, through the provision of additional parking at stations and additional feeder bus services


The Australian Government has committed up to $390 million towards the project.


The project is estimated to commence in 2019 and complete in 2022.

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Project details last updated: 8/05/2018