Brisbane's historic Central Station is set to receive a makeover later this month with a three-year program of upgrades worth AUD $67 million.
The station built in 1889 is a gateway to Brisbane with up to 140,000 passengers travelling through the station every day. The new-look station will feature a new extended roof, with a glass façade that will transform the station and inject the space with more light.
A new roof, which will extend over the Edward Street end of the concourse, injecting light and improved ventilation, and give the station a modern, airy feel.
Complete modernisation of the platforms, including ceiling, wall and floor treatments and lighting, level entry boarding, extended cover on Platforms 2/3 and 3/4, new passenger information displays and seating.
New lifts and modernisation of the stairs and escalators leading to platforms.
An additional escalator from the concourse to ANZAC Square, to reduce congestion during peak periods.
A refurbishment of the back of house facilities, including offices, communications rooms and first aid areas.
“This $67 million investment will support 750 construction jobs in our CBD across a range of professions including engineering, electrical, rigging, carpentry, concreting and finishing trades,” said Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.
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