Contract awarded for QLD station upgrades

The major works construction contract has been awarded by the Queensland Government for upgrades to four railway stations in the Brisbane metro area.

As a result, early works have commenced on the stations at Morningside, Buranda, Banyo and Lindum.

It was announced yesterday that Laing O’Rourke was given the green light for the contract for Queensland Rail that is set to offer improved accessibility to customers.

Close to $300 million will be spent on the upgrades that include raising the platforms at the stations to bring them closer to the level of the train for rail users.

The Queensland Government revealed that station accessibility upgrades typically feature new lift-accessible footbridges, fully raised full-length platforms, and extended platform shelters. Other improvements include upgraded facilities like accessible toilets, disability-compliant ticket windows, and improved bike storage facilities.

Enabling works are underway at Lindum and Buranda stations, with site establishment occurring in the coming months. Geotechnical activities and service location works have already been carried out at Morningside station, with piling and site establishment happening soon.

All four railway stations are closed with Lindum, Morningside and Banyo opening in the second half of 2024 and Buranda will be completed in 2025.

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