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Path of the new rail line

Posted in Queensland Rail News on 2019-08-17 14:43:54

A Queensland Government animation of the path for the new Cross River Rail line through the Brisbane CBD.

A Queensland Government animation of the path for the new Cross River Rail line through the Brisbane CBD.

THE former Morpeth railway line is at the centre of an inquiry into whether a development application in Morpeth can be approved. 

Maitland City Council is searching for the path the rail line took along the river bank between 1862 and 1953 to determine whether a proposed two-storey office and shop-top living development on Swan Street near Queens Wharf Road would be built over it.

FRUSTRATED Dennington residents say the town’s old railway line is growing weeds and gathering rubbish instead of being used as a walking and cycling route.

Nik Dow stands at the 130 year-old Park Street boom gates, at the point where the Upfield railway line rises from a deep cutting through Royal Park to meet the gentrifying, but still gritty, back streets of Brunswick.

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