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    Minister for Transport & Main Roads
    The Honourable Paul Lucas


    Minister for Transport & Main Roads
    The Honourable Paul Lucas

    Wednesday, April 21, 2004


    A cool change is in store for commuters using the Caboolture Railway Station interchange.

    Transport Minister Paul Lucas says shade sails are being installed, which will provide shade for commuters in hot weather and extra shelter in rainy weather.

    Mr Lucas said the shade sails were being installed for the full length of the interchange, including the taxi bays on the western side of the station.

    "Caboolture is one of Queensland Rail's busiest stations, with more than 800,000 passengers using the station each year," Mr Lucas said.

    "I'm sure commuters will welcome the added comfort that these shades will provide, whether it's from the hot sun or the rain."

    Mr Lucas said the $520,000 contract was awarded to Brisbane-based builder T F Woollam and Son Pty Ltd in February this year to install the new infrastructure.

    "Construction has already begun at the site with the additional infrastructure being applied between the station building and the footbridge and is expected to finish next month," Mr Lucas said.

    Member for Glasshouse Carolyn Male welcomed the shade sails as the instalment was a great boost for jobs.

    "The station upgrade has the added benefit of providing employment for more than 60 people directly and indirectly during construction," Ms Male said.

    "I commend Queensland Rail for designing the shade sails which will keep commuters protected from the weather in all seasons."

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