Which Brisbane train stations will get a Cross River Rail facelift?
The State’s peak motoring body has applauded a $57 million announcement to upgrade six train stations on Brisbane’s southside in readiness for Cross River Rail.
The Courier Mail reported Fairfield, Yeronga, Yeerongpilly, Moorooka, Rocklea and Salisbury stations would undergo improvements including improved access, new lifts, upgraded overpasses and bike storage facilities.
RACQ Head of Public Policy Rebecca Michael said the upgrades were needed before additional platforms were installed as part of the $5.4 billion Cross River Rail project.
“Improving these existing, surrounding stations now will help ensure they can cater to the increased frequency and additional services ahead of the CRR delivery. That way, the broader network can operate as seamlessly as possible once it’s complete,” Dr Michael said.
“With many of these existing stations currently having limited Park’n’Ride capacity, it’s great to see extra consideration has gone into providing improved active and public transport facilities.”
Dr Michael said while the Club welcomed the improvements, it was still important an integrated public transport authority was established.
“Brisbane’s about to experience growth like never before and we need to ensure the city is equipped to move people around it,” she said.
“It’s great to get infrastructure on the ground, but we also need an authority to coordinate all the services moving locals around.”