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    Minister for Transport and the Commonwealth Games
    The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

    Ipswich commuters on board with new look Wulkuraka train station

    Minister for Transport and the Commonwealth Games
    The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

    Saturday, February 13, 2016

    Ipswich commuters on board with new look Wulkuraka train station

    Major works as part of a $73.4 million upgrade of Wulkuraka Station are now complete with Ipswich commuters already enjoying the new-look station and improved facilities.

    Minister for Transport Stirling Hinchliffe said the upgrade supported 112 jobs during construction and delivered full disability access to the station and a critical rail connection to the nearby New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) Maintenance Centre.

    “The $73.4 million station upgrade is a win for the community of Wulkuraka and will ensure the station can cater for more growth in the suburb,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

    “The station makeover has delivered key improvements for train passengers including three new disability access lifts and a new pedestrian overpass.

    “Previously commuters had to use the existing ground-level crossing to move between platforms, but now they now have a new, safer overpass with three lifts, providing full access to the station.

    “With the first new generation trains due to arrive in coming weeks, the upgrade also included the installation of new rail track to allow the NGR trains to access the adjacent maintenance centre so workers can repair, service and maintain the fleet.”

    Member for Ipswich West Jim Madden said works were still underway as part of the upgrade project to improve Dixon Street East, as well as an upgrade to local sewerage and drainage.

    “Locals have embraced the new station but there are still further works to complete the major upgrade,” Mr Madden said.

    “As part of these additional local works, Dixon Street East will be widened and resurfaced, and will feature new roadside kerbs.

    “When the roadworks are completed, new fencing will also be installed and the area landscaped.”

    The station upgrade and sewerage and drainage works are being delivered by Queensland Rail.

    The Department of Transport and Main Roads will deliver the widening and resurfacing of Dixon Street East.

    All remaining works are expected to be completed in mid-2016.

     

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