Station accessibility upgrade program
Graceville, Dinmore, Newmarket and Alderley stations have been identified by Queensland Rail as priority locations for providing improved access across the City network for customers with a disability.
The changes required at each of these stations are now being assessed as part of the early planning and design phase of this improvement program.
Concept designs for all four stations are expected to be completed early in 2014, when customers and the community will be informed in more detail about the proposed station upgrades.
Construction at all four stations is expected to begin in the next financial year.
Expressions of interest have been invited for suitably qualified Design and Construct contractors and a Request for Tender Package is being prepared.
It's time for a facelift
Queensland Rail is undertaking the biggest upgrade of South East Queensland's train stations since services began in the 1860s.
These upgrades will ensure that train stations are better equipped to meet the needs of the 65 million passengers Queensland Rail carries each year. The station upgrades will deliver increased levels of safety, security, accessibility and comfort for customers.
What will change?
The upgrades will vary depending on the requirements at each station, but will include:
New lifts or escalators
New ticket offices|
Station building painting|
Access improvements to meet disability standards
Restoration of historic buildings
Platform raising to meet the level of the train|
Improved security including upgraded lighting and closed circuit television (CCTV)|
Passenger information displays for service information
Other general refurbishments|
Current upgrades and renovations
Stations selected for the upgrade were chosen according to a number of factors including patronage, their current condition and station accessibility.
The stations below will have renovations or upgrades completed or commenced in the next 12 months: