Train station upgrades

Train station upgrades

The City of Logan has eight train stations located within its boundaries at Trinder Park, Woodridge, Kingston, Loganlea, Bethania, Edens Landing, Holmview and Beenleigh. These rail stations are ageing and outdated, and urgently need upgrading (ensuring they meet the requirements of the Queensland Government’s Disability Discrimination Act 1992).

It is critical that all eight train stations in the City of Logan be upgraded as soon as possible to create a connected and convenient transport network, supported with appropriate disability access and adequate park and ride facilities.

  • Confirmed funding and timeframes to upgrade and relocate the Loganlea Train Station 350m east to align with the entrance of the Logan Hospital.
  • Confirmed funding and timeframes to upgrade all eight Queensland Rail stations in Logan to create a connected and convenient transport network that meets the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.
  • Accessible public transport is critical to the future growth of Meadowbrook as a world class health and education precinct, and for the liveability of the area for local residents, including those commuting from the Priority Development Area of Yarrabilba.
  • Logan’s train stations are ageing and outdated.
  • They do not meet legislation requirements for disabled access and are not supported by adequate park and ride facilities.
  • Access to a safe and efficient rail service that enables easier access to the Logan Hospital and TAFE.
  • Improved access to public transport for commuters using the Translink rail network.
  • Improved access to rail public transport by people with a disability.
  • Improved access to public transport for commuters using the Translink rail network.

On 23 July 2018, Building Queensland released the June 2018 Infrastructure Pipeline report. One of the new projects included capacity improvements between Kuraby and Beenleigh stations, however, there is no reference to the significant station infrastructure upgrades required.

Loganlea Train Station

The Queensland Budget 2018-19 includes $30,000 as part of a $19 million total spend to upgrade Loganlea Station to ‘provide improved access and facilities’. There is also a longer term plan (more than 20 years) to relocate the Loganlea Train Station 350m east of its current location, closer to the entrance of the Logan Hospital.

Council believes the planned relocation of the Loganlea Train Station should be brought forward to provide more direct access to the Logan Hospital and Metro South TAFE (Logan Campus) as soon as possible, and be undertaken the same time as the upgrade. Council is ready and willing to work with the Queensland Government to help make this happen.

The need to relocate the Loganlea Train Station is referenced in Logan City Council and Queensland Government strategic documents (include links):

Council is currently seeking a response from the Queensland Government on the above issues.

Update:
The Building Queensland Infrastructure Pipeline Report June 2018 recommends a Gold Coast Rail Line Capacity Improvement project between Kuraby and Beenleigh. Cross River Rail makes this even more important, given the major project will allow more trains to run more often.  We’ll keep you posted on what this might mean for train stations and passenger services in Logan.

Read the report: http://buildingqueensland.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/June-2018-Pipeline-Report.pdf

Find out more on Cross River Rail: https://www.crossriverrail.qld.gov.au/

Update – October 2018:

The Queensland Government has confirmed that Queensland Rail is continuing to plan to upgrade the Loganlea station to meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act, as per the Palaszczuk Government’s election commitment.

Meanwhile, the Kuraby to Beenleigh Capacity Improvement Project is in a preliminary evaluation phase, which will evaluate a number of options to improve the efficiency of the Beenleigh and Gold Coast Rail Lines. Council understands the project will include consideration of the location of the Loganlea Station in the medium-long term.

Council will continue to advocate for confirmed funding and timeframes to upgrade and relocate the Loganlea Train Station 350m east to align with the entrance of the Logan Hospital.