Station Accessibility Upgrade Program

Through Queensland Rail's ongoing Station Accessibility Upgrade Program, we are focused on upgrading our stations and facilities to provide a service that is accessible, easy to get to, and easy to use.

As part of the Queensland Government's commitment to providing accessible, safe and reliable public transport services for all Queenslanders, the Government is progressively 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, seniors, 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
​Completed
Construction completed in mid-2020
Transit-Oriented Developments (TOD) - detailed design underway
Once negotiations with the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) developers are completed, Queensland Rail will be in a position to determine delivery timeframes for these projects

                

Main construction commenced in April 2020
Completion is currently scheduled for mid-2021. Timeframes will be refined by the contractor’s construction program as the project progresses

Main construction commenced in August 2020
Construction at Cannon Hill is expected to take 12-18 months. Timeframes will be refined by the contractor’s construction program as the project progresses

Main construction commenced in August 2020
Due to the site constraints and construction complexity involved with upgrading Auchenflower station, construction may take more than two years. Timeframes will be refined by the contractor’s construction program as the project progresses

​Main construction commenced in September 2020

Construction at East Ipswich is expected to take 12-18 months. Timeframes will be refined by the contractor’s construction program as the project progresses
​Planning stage

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) is currently in the detailed planning stage for this project, which is expected to be completed in mid-2021. In October 2020, DMTR completed a community consultation on a relocated Loganlea station 

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

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  • Bundamba
  • Burpengary
  • Banyo
  • Morningside
  • Lindum
  • Wooloowin ​
​Planning stage. Preliminary concept planning and technical studies for the next round of station accessibility upgrades are underway. 
​Timeframes will be known once these studies are completed and contractors are appointed

  

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's station prioritisation approach will ensure upgrades are delivered to stations at key locations, providing accessibility benefits for a broad range of customers. The prioritisation process also provides the opportunity to deliver maximum benefit from associated transport infrastructure projects, such as transit-oriented developments at Albion and Buranda, the Kuraby to Beenleigh capacity study underway involving relocation of the Loganlea station, and the Cross River Rail project.