The Moreton Bay Rail Link, renamed last month as the Redcliffe Peninsula Line, has opened in Queensland.
More than 650 services a week are now set to make use of the new 12.6-kilometre double-track railway between Petrie station in Brisbane and Kippa-Ring in Moreton Bay on the Redcliffe peninsula.
The $988 million line includes six new stations: Kallangur, Murrumba Downs, Mango Hill East, Rothwell and Kippa-Ring.
Services from Kippa-Ring will join the Caboolture line at Petrie, linking to Brisbane’s Central station.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who attended the opening ceremony, said: “The Moreton Bay region is home to more than 375,000 people and the population is expected to exceed 500,000 within 15 years.
“This rail line will attract new business investment in the area, provide better connectivity between key activity centres and remove approximately 600 cars from the local road network for every full train.”
The Redcliffe Peninsula Line is part of a programme of infrastructure upgrades in the region, which also includes the Petrie Rail Upgrade Project.
Photo shows Queensland Rail City network service.