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 These stations are ageing and outdated, and urgently need upgrading (ensuring they meet the requirements of the Queensland Government’s Disability Discrimination Act 1992).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.
- Relocating and upgrading the Loganlea Train Station 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.
- All of Logan’s eight train stations are ageing and outdated.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, including people with a disability.
Commuter car park expansion
In the lead up to the 2019 Federal Election, the LNP Government pledged $15 million to Beenleigh Train Station and $15 million to Loganlea Train Station for upgrades to commuter car parking. Further details including the scope of works and timing of construction have not been provided.
Loganlea Train Station
The 2018-2019 Queensland Budget included $30,000 as part of a $19 million total spend to upgrade Loganlea Station to ‘provide improved access and facilities’. As noted above, there is also a commitment to upgrading the car parking at Loganlea station.
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 other upgrades.
A modern, accessible and connected station is critical to the future growth of Meadowbrook and for the liveability of the area. 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:
- Meadowbrook Master Plan
- City of Logan Advocacy Strategy 2017-2019: Blueprint for City Transformation
- Meadowbrook Economic Development Strategy and Structure Plan (prepared for the Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning in June 2014).
Council is currently seeking a response from the Queensland Government on the above issues.
Gold Coast Rail Line Capacity Improvement Project (Kuraby to Beenleigh)
The current track configuration of the Gold Coast Rail Line between Kuraby and Beenleigh is limiting the ability for express trains to effectively pass all stops during peak periods. This is limiting the capacity of the corridor and impacting on service reliability.
This project is being undertaken by the Department of Transport and Main Roads and is investigating development of additional tracks, station upgrades, realignments and other options. Council understands the project will include consideration of the location of the Loganlea Station.
The delivery of Cross River Rail makes this project 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 Building Queensland Infrastructure Pipeline Report (December 2018): http://buildingqueensland.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/December_2018_Pipeline_Report.pdf
Find out more on Cross River Rail: https://www.crossriverrail.qld.gov.au/