East Ipswich station upgrade

​Construction of the new East Ipswich station (August 2021).

​Queensland Rail is upgrading East Ipswich station to improve accessibility and make it easier and safer for customers to use.

The works are part of the Queensland Rail Station Accessibility Upgrade Program which focuses on providing greater accessibility to rail services.

The station upgrade is designed to provide a single access path from accessible station entrances to the assisted boarding points, achieved through platform raising and upgrading accessible parking and essential station and customer facilities. These improvements support many customers using our network, such as those using mobility devices, people with hearing or vision impairment, seniors, people with injuries and those travelling with prams and luggage.

Features of the upgrade include:

  • a new pedestrian footbridge with lift access
  • fully-raised platforms
  • a new, modern station building
  • new station entrances on Merton Street and Coronation Street
  • additional shade and shelter with a new covered area over the core zone 
  • improved accessible parking
  • new bicycle enclosure
  • upgraded hearing augmentation loop and tactile platform surfaces
  • upgraded security cameras and station lighting
  • new wayfinding and platform signage.

Main construction on the accessibility upgrade commenced in August 2020.

Construction of the new station building is expected to be completed in late 2021. Supporting works, including the demolition of the old station building and platforms, will continue into 2022.

All previous artist's impressions and concepts are available in the 'Resources' section, below. Feedback can be provided by contacting the project team via phone, email or mail (see 'Enquiries' section, below).

For regular email updates on the station upgrade, join the project’s mailing list.

Enquiries

  • Phone: 1800 722 203
  • Email: stationsupgrade@qr.com.au
  • Mail:
    Station Upgrade Project
    Queensland Rail
    PO Box 1429
    Brisbane QLD 4001

Resources

Project information

  • Project update - September 2021  PDF  |  DOC
  • Project update - August 2021  PDF  |  DOC
  • Project update - July 2021  PDF  |  DOC
  • Project update - June 2021  PDF  |  DOC
  • Station poster - Weekend station closure shuttle arrangements - 12 and 13 June 2021  PDF  |  DOC
  • Project update - May 2021  PDF  |  DOC
  • Project update - April 2021  PDF  |  DOC
  • Project update - March 2021  PDF  |  DOC
  • Project update - February 2021  PDF  |  DOC
  • Project update - January 2021  PDF  |  DOC
  • Project update - December 2020  PDF  |  DOC
  • Station poster - Weekend station closure shuttle arrangements - 28 and 29 November 2020  PDF  |  DOC 
  • Project update - October/November 2020  PDF  |  DOC
  • Project update - September 2020  PDF  |  DOC
  • Project update - July 2020  PDF  |  DOC
  • Invitation - Information sessions (reference design) - December 2019  PDF
  • Project update - November 2019  PDF
  • Project update - August 2019  PDF  |  DOC
  • Project update - May 2019  PDF
  • East Ipswich station accessibility upgrade flyer - May 2018  PDF | DOC

Works notices

  • Weekend and night works - October 2021  PDF  |  DOC
  • Night works (additional lighting commissioning) - 14 October 2021  PDF  |  DOC
  • Night activities (station lighting commissioning) - 5 and 6 October 2021  PDF  |  DOC
  • Merton Street site office relocation - from 20 August 2021  PDF  |  DOC 
  • Weekend and night works - July 2021  PDF  |  DOC  (Night works 19 to 27 July cancelled)
  • After hours works including weekend station closure - 11 to 14 June 2021  PDF  |  DOC 
  • Weekend and night works - 7 to 10 May 2021  PDF  |  DOC
  • Tree removal (stormwater works), Merton Street - April 2021  PDF
  • Coronation Street station entrance temporarily closed - 19 April to 1 May  PDF
  • Night works - March 2021  PDF  |  DOC
  • Temporary road closures - 8 to 11 March 2021  PDF  |  DOC
  • Coronation Street station entrance temporarily closed (extended) - until late February 2021  PDF  |  DOC 
  • Night works - February 2021  PDF  |  DOC
  • Weekend works - 15 to 18 January 2021  PDF  |  DOC
  • After hours works including weekend station closure - 27 to 30 November  PDF  |  DOC
  • Coronation Street station entrance temporarily closed (rescheduled) - 25 November to mid-December 2020  PDF  |  DOC
  • Night and weekend works - November 2020  PDF  |  DOC
  • Coronation Street station entrance temporarily closed (revised) - 26 October to mid-November 2020  PDF  |  DOC
  • After hours (Sunday) works - 25 October 2020  PDF  |  DOC
  • Day works (gas main installation) - 19 October 2020  PDF  |  DOC
  • Night works (platform foundations) - 7 and 8 October 2020  PDF  |  DOC
  • Coronation Street station entrance closed for upgrade works - 23 September to mid-October 2020  PDF  |  DOC
  • Weekend and after hours works - September 2020  PDF  |  DOC
  • Day works - overhead foundation removal (jackhammering) - 26 to 28 August 2020  PDF  |  DOC
  • Night works (telecommunication cabling) - 15 August 2020  PDF  |  DOC
  • Night works (overhead line infrastructure) - August 2020  PDF  |  DOC
  • After hours works (overhead line and track works) - May 2020  PDF  |  DOC
  • Night works and overhead line activities (preliminary works) - April 2020  PDF  |  DOC
  • Temporary carpark changes (station poster) - April 2020  PDF
  • Night works (overhead line and signalling activities) - March 2020  PDF  |  DOC
  • After hours works (preliminary works, rail corridor) - January 2020  PDF  |  DOC 
  • Night works (overhead line infrastructure) - 25 and 26 November 2019  PDF  |  DOC
  • Acoustic investigations (noise monitoring) - 21 to 28 November 2019  PDF  |  DOC
  • After hours works - rail corridor - late September to mid-October 2019  PDF  |  DOC
  • Preliminary works (after hours) - October 2019 and January 2020  PDF  |  DOC
  • Temporary carpark changes (station poster) - mid-September 2019 to late January 2020  PDF
  • Preliminary works - August 2019  PDF  |  DOC 

Concept designs (2019)

  • East Ipswich reference design - Merton Street view (November 2019)  PDF
  • East Ipswich reference design - Coronation Street view (November 2019)  PDF
  • East Ipswich concept - end of Merton Street view (June 2019)  PDF 
  • East Ipswich concept - aerial view (May 2019)  PDF
  • East Ipswich concept - station entrance (Gibbon/Coronation Streets) view (May 2019)  PDF
  • East Ipswich concept - platform view (May 2019)  PDF  

Artist's impressions (May 2018)

  • East Ipswich station artist's impression - aerial view  PDF
  • East Ipswich station artist's impression - platform view  PDF

  • East Ipswich station accessibility upgrade feedback form  PDF |  DOC