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Ipswich to Springfield Rail Study

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has released a report detailing the Ipswich Central to Springfield Central Public Transport Corridors.

The State Government has recognised this rail corridor as a priority project, considering it the region’s highest priority infrastructure project.

Ipswich City Council will also work with TMR to immediately progress with the implementation of stage 1 (Strategic Business Case) of the three formal planning stages.

Currently, the trip for Springfield residents travelling by rail to Ipswich takes a minimum 50 minutes, with this project aiming to halve this time for commuters.

The Institute supports the development of this business case for a rail corridor and will write in support of it in coming weeks.

More information is available here or, TMR can be contacted by email

If you have any specific comments or views, please contact Institute Policy Executive Robert Tily via

The map below outlines the planned rail corridor (as represented by the yellow line).