Queensland Rail recently unveiled the concept designs for the Auchenflower station and with the designs already out, locals can now anticipate what the new station will be like.
The updates will include a new pedestrian footbridge with lift access and upgraded hearing augmentation loop, tactile platform surfaces, security cameras and lighting around the core zone.
Features of the upgrade also include a raised section of platform encompassing the core zone and assisted boarding point and a new wayfinding and platform signage around the core zone.
The works are part of the Queensland Rail Station Accessibility Upgrade Program which focuses on providing greater accessibility to rail services.
The $300 million program aims to help complete stations in Graceville, Dinmore, Alderley, Newmarket, and Nambour. Major construction have commenced for Morayfield, Boondall, and Strathpine whilst tenders for Buranda and Albion construction will be released in late 2019.
Auchenflower is among the five suburbs scheduled to have tenders for design and construction by mid-2019.
The upgrades will significantly improve access for all customers including those with disabilities, the elderly, parents with prams, people with injuries or even simply those carrying luggage.
Patronage statistics show 78 percent of Queensland Rail’s customers travel to and from independently accessible stations in South East Queensland. The figure is expected to rise to 83 percent once work is completed on the stations identified above.
Government-owned railway operator Queensland Rail will determine dates for completion once contractors have been engaged.
For further information or feedback regarding the project, visit the Queensland Rail website.