The Palaszczuk Government’s Strathpine train station upgrade has reached a major milestone, with the station’s new lifts now complete.
Member for Pine Rivers Nikki Boyd said it was great to see the new footbridge now fully-functional and benefiting the local community, ahead of schedule.
“This is a significant milestone and will make sure everyone in our local community can use Strathpine station without barriers,” Ms Boyd said.
“It’s part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $357 million station accessibility upgrade program.
“In addition to the new lifts, footbridge, and platform waiting shelters, the assisted boarding points on platforms 2 and 3 have been raised to allow for a more seamless boarding experience, in addition to a refurbished station entrance and pathways.”
Ms Boyd said the early commissioning of the lifts had allowed for the opening of the upgraded platforms 2 and 3 which would provide easier, step-free access throughout the station precinct.
“These improvements are already benefiting our community, offering a step-free experience through the station precinct while final works are completed over the coming months,” she said.
Ms Boyd said final works to be carried out over the coming months included improvements to the eastern entry, the installation of accessible parking bays in the western carpark, drainage works, and landscaping.
Queensland Rail will also be installing new wayfinding and signage, tactile ground surface indicators, upgraded CCTV, station lighting, and hearing augmentation loops.
Work has also started on the installation of a new bike enclosure which will accommodate 40 bikes. Customers will be able to secure a space in the enclosure via Queensland Rail’s online booking system.
The project is scheduled to wrap up by late-April 2020, weather permitting.