Maroochydore railway line

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This article is about proposed railway to Maroochydore, Queensland. For Sunshine Coast Citytrain service, see Nambour and Gympie North railway line.
Maroochydore line
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Overview
Website queenslandrail.com.au
Technical
Line length 0 km (0 mi)
Track length 109 km (68 mi)
Track gauge 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)
Operating speed 0 km/h (0 mph)

The Maroochydore railway line (or CAMCOS, Caloundra and Maroochydore Corridor Options Study), is a proposed railway line on the Sunshine Coast.

Planning history[edit]

Initial public consultation was conducted in January 1999, with newsletters and displays of aerial photographs. On 31 March 1999, Minister for Transport & Main Roads Steve Bredhauer announced that a route from the existing North Coast line at Beerwah through to Maroochydore had been decided on.[1] The Queensland Government's Connecting SEQ2031 Infrastructure Plan, commits to the proposal, but doesn't state a proposed completion date.[2][3]

In July 2007, the City of Caloundra and Queensland Government commissioned a study into the realignment of the proposed corridor in Caloundra South. It is proposed the corridor be altered to run west of Golden Beach, and through the Caloundra Airport site.[4]

The construction of a new 14 kilometre double track alignment on the North Coast line from Caboolture to Beerburrum to improve capacity in 2009 was a key requirement for the project,[5][6] with the line scheduled to be duplicated through Beerwah to Landsborough by 2021.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sunshine Coast Rail Route Announced" Railway Digest May 1999 page 14
  2. ^ "Caloundra South CAMCOS Realignment study". Queensland Government. Retrieved 19 August 2007. 
  3. ^ Connecting SEQ 2031 Queensland Government 2011
  4. ^ "Transport Planning on the Sunshine Coast, Caloundra South CAMCOS Realignment study" (PDF). Queensland Government. Retrieved 19 August 2007. 
  5. ^ Landsborough station upgrade plans revealed Queensland Government 21 December 2006
  6. ^ Caboolture to Beerburrum Duplication Queensland Rail
  7. ^ Caboolture to Landsborough Rail Upgrade Study Department of Transport & Main Roads

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