Upgrades to Morayfield Train Station have reached a major milestone, with new accessibility lifts now in operation.
State Member for Morayfield and Acting Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Ryan said he was pleased to see the lifts delivered ahead of schedule.
“The Palaszczuk Government believes every Queenslander should be able to access public transport,” Mr Ryan said.
“These upgrades will enable everyone in our local community to use Morayfield Train Station without barriers.
“Local seniors, parents with prams and people with injuries or mobility devices will now have easier, step-free access to our public transport.
“I’m proud to be part of a Government that delivers for all Queenslanders.”
Mr Ryan said Morayfield Train Station’s new station building and toilet facilities were also complete and open for use.
“We’ve delivered a range of new works to upgrade the station for commuters in 2020, including a new shelter, new seating, upgrades to audible hearing loops and CCTV cameras,” he said.
“These upgrades are part of a $357 million investment by the Palaszczuk Government to improve accessibility at stations across South East Queensland, including major works at Strathpine and Dakabin Train Stations.”
Mr Ryan said crews will begin final works on Morayfield Train Station next month to improve platform surfaces, footpaths and bicycle facilities.
“Work has also started on the installation of a new bike enclosure which will accommodate 40 bikes,” he said.
“Customers will be able to secure a space in the enclosure for their bike via Queensland Rail’s online booking system – making travel across our region easier than ever.”
Access to the bus stop outside Morayfield Train Station is scheduled to reopen on Monday 13 January 2020.