Did you know that updates and improvements on the Burpengary railway station is now underway? The planned improvements will improve accessibility and enable all customers to access the train, station and platforms using ramps, lifts, or paths, without the need to use stairs.
The project is estimated to cost around $53 million. One of the key enhancements is the installation of full-length high-level platforms, which will allow passengers to board and alight trains more easily.
Additionally, a new footbridge equipped with lifts will be constructed, ensuring that individuals with mobility challenges can navigate the station effortlessly. To further enhance accessibility, the project includes improved parking facilities designed to accommodate those with disabilities.
The upgrade will also address the needs of individuals with hearing impairments by installing upgraded hearing loops and surface indicators. Furthermore, to ensure the safety of passengers, the project entails the installation of upgraded security cameras and lighting throughout the station.
To improve wayfinding for commuters, new platform signage and wayfinding features will be implemented. A new station office and facilities will also be constructed, providing a more comfortable and convenient experience for passengers.
Hutchinson Builders has been entrusted with the responsibility of delivering the main construction for this project. Early works, such as relocating overhead lines, were completed towards the end of last year and earlier in 2023.
Meanwhile, minor foundation work is scheduled to take place in June 2023, followed by the installation of masts for the overhead wires. Unfortunately, as part of the upgrade, four trees will need to be removed.
To facilitate the construction process, a site compound is being established from July 3 onwards. Consequently, a section of the car park will be closed to accommodate the compound and its operations. This particular area will remain inaccessible for parking until the upgrade work is completed.
These improvement efforts for Burpengary Railway Station are part of Queensland Rail’s Station Accessibility Upgrade Program, which aims to enhance station infrastructure across the region.