Station Accessibility Upgrade Program

Through Queensland Rail’s ongoing Station Accessibility Upgrade Program, we are focused on making improvements to our stations and facilities to progress towards achieving our vision of becoming a world-class accessible rail network.

As part of the Queensland Government's commitment to providing accessible, safe and reliable public transport services for all Queenslanders, the Government is investing $357 million towards improving accessibility at South East Queensland train stations.

Under Queensland Rail's $300 million Station Accessibility Upgrade Program, there are a number of confirmed Queensland Rail station upgrade projects at various stages of development - from planning and design, through to construction or completion. An additional $57 million has been committed towards accessibility upgrades for a further six stations, from Fairfield to Salisbury (F2S), to be delivered as part of the Cross River Rail project.

These upgrades will significantly improve access for all customers including customers with disabilities, customers who are older adults, parents with prams, people with injuries or those carrying luggage.

The following stations are included in the program:

​Station​Status​Expected completion date
Completed​Construction completed in late 2017
​Major construction commenced November 2018Construction completion estimated mid-2020
​Tenders for construction to be released to market in late 2019Once contractors have been engaged, Queensland Rail will be in a position to determine dates for completion

                

Early works underway. ​Tenders for design and construction to be released to market in 2019 ​Once contractors have been engaged, Queensland Rail will be in a position to determine dates for completion
​Planning stage

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is currently considering Loganlea station as part of its investigations into the proposed Kuraby to Beenleigh Capacity Improvement Project.

​Accessibility upgrades for six stations will be delivered as part of the Cross River Rail project (CRR)

Visit Cross River Rail for more details

  

For more information about your station upgrade or to join a project mailing list for regular updates, email stationsupgrade@qr.com.au or phone the project team on 1800 722 203 (free call).

Station prioritisation

Queensland Rail, in consultation with its Accessibility Reference Group, has developed a station upgrade prioritisation approach to ensure locations with the greatest need and potential benefit are identified.

Identifying priority stations for accessibility upgrades done in the first by balancing a range of factors such as patronage, current level of access, intermodal interchange facilities, projected population growth, nearby community facilities, businesses, and other local attractions.

The second phase of the prioritisation process also considers any constructability constraints of the station site and the opportunity to deliver maximum benefit from associated transport infrastructure projects, such as the transit-oriented developments at Albion and Buranda, the Kuraby to Beenleigh capacity study underway involving consideration of the Loganlea station, and the Cross River Rail project.