Latest designs released for train station upgrade

The latest designs for the East Ipswich train station upgrade have been released.

The concepts show a new ticket office, new footbridge with lifts, raised platforms for easier boarding and a bicycle enclosure.

Member for Ipswich Jennifer Howard dropped into the station earlier this week to unveil the concepts and meet with Queensland Rail crews delivering the first works for the major overhaul.

“The Palaszczuk Government has injected more than $357 million to make stations throughout Queensland like East Ipswich more modern and accessible, and creating 250-plus jobs,” Ms Howard said.

The upgrade will also include new hearing aid loops and tactile ground surface indicators, plus improved security features, such as upgraded lighting and CCTV.

“From commuters with mobility issues to families with prams or luggage, this is an exciting project that will make sure everyone can use East Ipswich without barriers,” Ms Howard said.

Ms Howard said the contract to build the new station would be awarded in coming months, paving the way for major works to kick off in mid-2020.

Jennifer Howard MP at East Ipswich station earlier this week.

“Queensland Rail crews have already been hard at work carrying out foundation works, installing overhead masts and electrical works,” she said.

“If locals missed out on viewing the concept designs at the information sessions, they are also currently on display at East Ipswich station during station hours.”

For more information visit www.queenslandrail.com.au and search ‘East Ipswich’ station upgrade.

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