Boundary Road (Coopers Plains) rail level crossing project is being delivered by the TMR, and funded by the Australian Government (AG), Queensland Government (QG), and Brisbane City Council (BCC).
Boundary Road (Coopers Plains) is a BCC controlled road which connects to Beaudesert Road and acts as a key east-west link between Archerfield and the M1 Gateway Motorway. The primary objective of this project is to improve the safety and congestion of the existing road-rail level crossing on Boundary Road at Coopers Plains.
At the level crossing, Boundary Road (Coopers Plains) crosses the Beenleigh and Gold Coast Rail Lines, which consists of three tracks. The number of scheduled trains per 24-hour period is approximately 202 resulting in significant boom gate downtime during morning and afternoon peak periods.
The Boundary Road level crossing has consistently been named as one of Queensland’s top 10 worst level crossings from train drivers’ perspectives in TrackSafe’s 2013 survey and has been identified in multiple reports as a high-risk level crossing with recommendations for removal, including:
• 2012 Deloitte – Boundary Road in top six high risk priority crossings
• 2019 Queensland Rail ALCAM (Australian Level Crossing Assessment Model) – identified Boundary Road in the top 3 most dangerous crossings in Queensland
• 28 boom strikes (2009 – 2016) the third highest rate during this time period
• 101 incidents at the site (2004-2011
The project will remove the existing level crossing at Boundary Road by providing a new overpass over the rail corridor and provide an elevated three-way intersection connecting Boundary Road and Orange Grove Road.