New train station for East Ipswich

Source: Ipswich First

Call for feedback on design from commuters

Ipswich commuters and residents are being invited to have their say on concept designs for a new East Ipswich train station.

Member for Ipswich Jennifer Howard said artist impressions of the new station could be viewed at the Queensland Rail website and invited the local community and commuters to share their feedback ahead of detailed design work.

“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to providing accessible public transport for all Queenslanders to ensure that everyone, including customers using mobility aids, seniors and people with prams and luggage, can travel safely and with ease,” Ms Howard said.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said it was part of the State Government’s $357 million Station Accessibility Upgrade Program.

“This major project will deliver an entirely new station precinct, with a range of accessibility features including a footbridge with lifts, high level platforms to provide easier access on and off the train, hearing loops and tactile platform edges,” Mr Bailey said.

“The project will also include a new ticket office, accessible toilets and improved security features, such as upgraded lighting and CCTV.”

 

ue to the location and condition of the existing East Ipswich station building, upgrading the station presented major difficulties and high costs for remediation works. With this and other factors in mind, Queensland Rail will construct a new station 120 metres east of the existing facilities.

Ms Howard said community feedback would help to inform the station’s final design.

“This project is an important investment for the East Ipswich community and we want to ensure that residents and customers can help shape the proposed designs before we enter the detailed design and construction phases.

Feedback can be provided by emailing stationsupgrade@qr.com.au, calling 1800 722 203 or mailing:
Station Upgrade Project
Queensland Rail
PO Box 1429
Brisbane QLD 4001

For more information on the East Ipswich station upgrade and Queensland Rail’s Station Accessibility Upgrade Program visit www.queenslandrail.com.au