Redbank station has been made more accessible as commuters begin to head back to the workplace.
The Queensland Palaszczuk Government this week partially raised the station’s platforms, securing crucial work for 34 contractors and Queensland-based businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum said raising the assisted boarding points on platforms 1 and 2 would improve accessibility for commuters who might otherwise require assistance boarding.
“Locals flagged issues about boarding at Redbank station with me when I was on the campaign trail, and I’m proud that we’ve been able to address it right away,” Mr McCallum said.
“It builds on recent platform upgrades at Darra and Wacol stations, plus the new car parks being built at Ebbw Vale station.
Mr McCallum said overall it was part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $17 million investment in improving platform accessibility across south east train stations, and joined a major $357 million station upgrade program, which includes plans for a major overhaul of East Ipswich station.
“This is great news for all commuters in the Redbank community, especially for our older travellers, parents with prams and locals who use mobility aids like wheelchairs.
“Importantly, it’ll also provide a much-needed shot in the arm for our local community as we tackle the economic impacts of the pandemic.”