Multi-million dollar Strathpine station accessibility upgrade now complete
The multi-million dollar upgrade of Strathpine train station is now complete, delivering improved access for the local community, especially customers who use mobility aids, seniors and those travelling with prams or luggage.
State member for Pine Rivers, Nikki Boyd said the upgrades meant that everyone in the Strathpine community could now travel without restriction, with all platforms now directly accessible by paths, ramps and lifts without using stairs.
“These important upgrades have transformed Strathpine into an independently accessible station, enabling those who use mobility aids, seniors and people travelling with prams or luggage to travel safely, easily and without barriers,” Ms Boyd said.
“The upgrade works have delivered a new pedestrian footbridge and lifts, raised platform sections for improved access at the assisted boarding points, an extended platform shelter, an upgraded hearing augmentation loop and new tactile platform surfaces to assist people with hearing and vision impairments.
“That’s in addition to upgraded station entrances, improved security cameras and lighting,
a new bicycle enclosure and better wayfinding and platform signage.”
Ms Boyd said the global economy had been hit hard by COVID-19, but Queensland’s strong health response to-date means our state can kick-start the economy quickly, and get on with the job of rolling out a $23 billion pipeline of road and transport upgrades.
“These upgrades importantly supported 250 jobs and will mean that, as we begin to head back to work commuters will be able to use Strathpine station without worrying about being able to access platforms or trains.
“We know there’s a long road ahead when it comes to COVID-19, and that’s why we’re focussed on Queensland’s plan for economic recovery – a laser-like focus on infrastructure, jobs, industry and business.”
The Strathpine station upgrade was delivered as part of the Queensland Government’s ongoing $300 million Station Accessibility Upgrade Program, which is progressively prioritising and upgrading stations across the South East Queensland network, to provide more customers with easier, seamless access to rail services.