Construction has begun on one of southeast Queensland’s largest rail infrastructure projects, the state’s government says.

A sod turning ceremony to mark the commencement of $1.147 billion Moreton Bay Rail Link being constructed by Leighton subsidiary Thiess was held on Thursday. First talked about in 1895, the 12.6-kilometre rail link will connect the greater Brisbane rail network, which currently ends at Petrie, to the rapidly growing Moreton…