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  • Writer's pictureBruce Giddings

Stations Closed For Upgrades

Burpengary and Banyo stations closed last month as part of Queensland Rail's largest-ever accessibility upgrade program.


Once completed, the stations will feature accessibility improvements such as lifts, overpasses, and fully raised platforms, reducing the gap and making boarding the trains safer and easier for all passengers.


Minister for Transport and Main Roads Bart Mellish said the upgrades would make a real difference to customers but acknowledged there would be impacts on travel and transport services during the construction phase.



“By closing the stations temporarily we’re able to get the job done safely and efficiently, meaning we’ll be reopening the upgraded stations sooner, complete with lifts, raised platforms, overpasses and other accessibility features,” Mr Mellish said.


“Alternative transport is in place for customers, so we’re urging everyone to jump online and use the Translink Journey Planner to plot out their commute to work, school and play.”


The MyTranslink app can be accessed by visiting translink.com.au or contacting 13 12 30 to check travel routes and allow for extra travel time.


Queensland Rail CEO Kat Stapleton said the alternative transport plan included dedicated bus services to nearby stations and school stops for students.


“We thank our customers for their patience as we continue delivering this transformation so everyone can catch the train with ease.”


Construction progress is well underway, with lift shafts already installed at Burpengary. The stations are expected to reopen to the public in the second half of this year.

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