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    Transport and Multicultural Affairs
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Narangba upgrade on its way

    Transport and Multicultural Affairs
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Thursday, February 09, 2012

    Narangba upgrade on its way

    Major construction works at Narangba station will start later this month as part of a $26 million major upgrade to improve station facilities, network operations, disability access and provide additional car spaces.

    Transport Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said Narangba commuters would no doubt welcome the complete overhaul of the station, which will provide better access for people with disabilities and see twenty extra parking spaces provided.

    “Narangba station is one of the top 30 busiest stations on the network, with close to 1500 customer trips taken during weekday peak periods,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

    “A new 52 space carpark will be built on the north western side of the station, which will replace the 32 carparks that need to be relocated to make way for construction and include the 20 new parking spaces. So the number of parking spaces will increase to 383 at the station.”

    “Disability access features delivered as part of the upgrade include access ramps and lift installations, improved train boarding access with platform raising, vision impaired pathfinding and hearing aid loops.”

    State Member for Kallangur Mary-Anne O’Neill MP said the project is being delivered as part of the Queensland Government’s City Station Upgrade Program to improve almost one third of train stations across South East Queensland.

    “The program is one of the biggest upgrades since services began in the 1860s and will give around 50 of the busiest stations new and improved facilities,” Ms O’Neill said.

    “The upgrade will transform Narangba station into a modern, user-friendly facility, including new station building and access paths, new toilets, new platform shelters, footbridge and lifts.

    “Queensland Rail and TransLink will work with the construction teams to minimise disruptions for customers during the station enhancement works.”

    State Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan MP said the inclusion of additional parking spaces is something that he had been arguing for a long time and is a win for the local community.

    “I thank Queensland Rail for working closely with the community throughout the planning and design phase of this project, and for listening to customer feedback.”

    Ms Palaszczuk said the original designs for the new-look station had been enhanced, allowing for the carpark increase and the inclusion of a new track innovation.

    “The new track design, ‘slab-track’, to be installed at Narangba will make it the first station in Queensland to feature this new technology,” she said.

    “Slab-track will assist in permanently minimising the gap between the platform and train, both horizontally and vertically.”

    Minister Palaszczuk also commended Mark Ryan and Mary-Anne O'Neill for their hard work, vision and tireless advocacy for this project.

    “Their combined efforts have directly contributed to the delivery of this project,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

    For further details on public transport, visit the TransLink website or phone the Call Centre on 13 12 30.

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