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Boundary Road (Coopers Plains) Rail Level Crossing Planning Study

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is seeking community input into a planning study to investigate options to improve safety and reduce congestion at the Boundary Road (Coopers Plains) rail level crossing.

To get involved, you can complete the online survey, attend the drop-in community consultation session, email or write to us. Feedback provided will help define the problem and inform the options developed as part of the planning study.

Project timing

Community input will be accepted until 15 February 2019.

We will provide an update to the community once the planning study is complete.

Drop-in community consultation sessions

Session 1

  • Date: Saturday 2 February 2019
  • Time: 9.30am to 1.30pm
  • Venue: St David’s Neighbourhood Centre, 68 Orange Grove Road, Coopers Plains

Session 2

  • Date: Tuesday 5 February 2019
  • Time: 3.30 to 6.30pm
  • Venue: Coopers Plains Library, 107 Orange Grove Road, Coopers Plains

Online survey

As part of the Boundary Road (Coopers Plains) Rail Level Crossing Planning Study, this survey (see the link below) seeks your feedback about:

  • the current problem at the level crossing
  • your current and preferred use of the crossing
  • where you travel from and to
  • the times that you use the level crossing.

The Queensland Government has committed $800,000 to deliver the Boundary Road Planning Study.

Write to us:


Post: Department of Transport and Main Roads
Metropolitan Region
PO Box 70
Spring Hill Qld 4000

Project background

The Boundary Road Level Crossing is located in Brisbane’s southern suburb of Coopers Plains and crosses 3 train tracks servicing the Beenleigh and Gold Coast lines. Boundary Road is a Brisbane City Council owned and operated road. During the morning and evening peak of a normal week, the level crossing is passed by 498 trains, of which 206 are express.

During peak periods, a traffic demand of up to 1000 vehicles per hour travel over the crossing, with a significant number of these being heavy vehicles.

Queues recorded during data collection in 2015 at the level crossing were as high as 66 cars in the morning peak and 55 cars in the evening peak during any 1 level crossing closure.

The level crossing at this location is closed for more than one third of the morning and evening peak periods, with closures of up to 7 minutes at a time.

Traffic consists of about 80% private motor vehicles, 10% of small commercial vehicles and the rest are occasional trucks and buses.

This level crossing was named as one of Queensland’s Top 10 worst level crossings from train drivers’ perspectives in TrackSAFE’s 2013 survey, and is regularly discussed in media articles and election campaigns, with local residents, RACQ and elected representatives calling for it to be grade separated due to congestion and safety issues.

Deloitte identified this level crossing in 2012 as a high priority level crossing to be eliminated; this took into account traffic, safety and economics.  

Answer an online survey

  • Boundary Road Level Crossing Study survey

    Have your say about how to improve safety and reduce congestion at the Boundary Road (Coopers Plains) rail level crossing.

    This survey will take about 5 minutes to complete. 

Comment now


Submit your response now. Closes 15 February 2019, 11.59pm.

Last updated
 14 January 2019

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