Burpengary station to close for upgrade

Published 10:38am 8 January 2024

Burpengary station to close for upgrade
Words by Kylie Knight

Burpengary train station will close later this month, so a $53 million upgrade can shift up a gear.

It will be the station’s biggest upgrade since it was built 135 years ago and will include key accessibility improvements.

Before the end of this year, Burpengary station will have lifts, an overpass and raised platforms to reduce the gap, making boarding the train safer and easier.

There will also be a new station building, hearing augmentation loops, tactile floor indicators, signage, information screens, and better security through CCTV and lighting upgrades.

Facilities such as accessible toilets, a disability-compliant ticket window, improved seating and extended platform shelters will also be included.

Burpengary train station will close on January 22. A shuttle bus will travel from Burpengary station carpark to nearby Narangba station every 10-15 minutes during peak periods. To plan your journey, download the MyTranslink app, visit translink.com.au or phone 13 12 30.

The work is expected to take 8-10 months, with the station due to open in September, pending construction and weather conditions.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Bart Mellish says the upgrade will make a real difference to commuters, but there will be disruption during the construction phase.

“By closing the stations temporarily we're able to get the job done safely and efficiently, meaning we'll be reopening the upgraded stations sooner, complete with lifts, raised platforms, overpasses and other accessibility features,” he says.

Queensland Rail CEO Kat Stapleton says she is committed to keeping customers moving during construction.

“Our alternative transport plan includes dedicated bus services to nearby stations and school stops for students returning to classes,” she says.

“Plan your travel in advance so you're prepared and can get back to work and school in 2024 with as little disruption as possible.

“We appreciate there will be some inconvenience, but closing the stations is the safest and most efficient way to build, ensuring customers will soon be returning to excellent, accessible trains stations once reopened.”

The Burpengary station building, which has been noted on the Queensland Rail Heritage Register and was built in 1917, will be preserved.

Burpengary station to close for upgrade

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