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    Minister for Transport
    The Honourable Rachel Nolan

    Eagle Junction set for $10 million make-over

    Minister for Transport
    The Honourable Rachel Nolan

    Wednesday, July 07, 2010

    Eagle Junction set for $10 million make-over

    The largest station clean-up blitz in Queensland Rail’s 145-year history will start with a $10 million revamp of Eagle Junction “from the ground up”, Transport Minister Rachel Nolan said today.

    Ms Nolan said the inner-northern Brisbane station would be unrecognisable after the first major investment in new passenger facilities since it was built in 1962.

    Improvements at the station will include:

    • a new ticket office;
    • seating cover;
    • new toilets;
    • security upgrades;
    • upgraded bike facilities;
    • new lift and escalators; and
    • climate-smart landscaping and lighting.

    “As well as being one of the busiest stations on the suburban network, Eagle Junction is the first seen by passengers coming in from the airports, so they will get a welcome that reflects the modern Brisbane,” Ms Nolan said.

    “This is not simply a makeover – it’s a transformation of an ageing station into a modern, user-friendly facility that delivers what passengers demand.

    “Better access and ticketing will make for a smoother start to their journey in more comfortable surrounds.

    ”Eagle Junction has grown in fits and starts since the ‘60s and this is the first master-planned expansion since its inception. The new station will be cleaner, greener and smarter.”

    Ms Nolan said the station renovation is part of the $200 million allocated in the 2010/11 Budget to upgrade one third of stations across the SEQ network.

    “The renovated stations are used by 90 per cent of daily passengers, meaning most people will see and experience a brighter introduction to their daily commute,” she said.

    “Upgrades will range from major works such as new lifts, escalators, ticket offices and expanded car parks to fixing up the basics like new toilets, passenger information, seating and LCD screens displaying service information.”

    The Eagle Junction upgrade is expected to be finished by mid-2011.

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