The Queensland Government is planning to transform South East Queensland’s rail network, with the Cross River Rail Project as the first step. The Cross River Rail Project is a north-south rail line in Brisbane’s inner city which features a tunnelled railway under Brisbane’s CBD and river, and four new underground inner-city train stations at Roma Street, Albert Street, Woolloongabba and Boggo Road. On the surface there are major upgrades to existing stations at Exhibition and Yeerongpilly, and minor upgrades at Moorooka and Rocklea. Cross River Rail is a movement network under and across Brisbane’s city centre. The design concept reflects the movements of the river. The underlying geometry of the ‘braid’ is an abstraction of moving water, developed into a visual element which is used in public spaces, entrance shafts and platform canopies. The braid is a linear, intertwined element. It transforms as it moves from the platform cavern to the surface, articulates a sense of space underground and becomes a celebration of shade and light at the surface. At station entry points it becomes an extension of the riverside gum trees, constructed of renewable Queensland timber and creating a sensory experience for travellers that is uniquely ‘Brisbane’. Station entries are designed to respond to the warm Brisbane climate with a combination of adjustable panels, louvers and shading devices.