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These stations are ageing and outdated, and urgently need upgrading (ensuring they meet the requirements of the Queensland Government’s Disability Discrimination Act 1992).
- 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- All of Logan’s eight train stations are ageing and outdated.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.
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.
Relocation of Loganlea Train Station
There is also a longer term plan (beyond 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.
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 in turn limits the capacity of the corridor and impacting on service reliability.
The capacity improvement project is being undertaken by the Department of Transport and Main Roads, and involves 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.
A preliminary business case is now complete, and Building Queensland says options will be packaged to form a preferred solution to meet long-term capacity, reliability and customer objectives. A staging assessment will be completed prior to a detailed business case to inform a future program of potential investments.
The delivery of Cross River Rail makes this project even more important, given the major project will allow more trains to run more often.
|Commuter car park expansion at Beenleigh and Loganlea|
|In the lead up to the 2019 Federal Election, the Liberal-National 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.||Unknown||$30 million total (Australian Government funding)|
|Loganlea train station|
|A commitment was made in the Queensland Transport and Roads Investment program (QTRIP) 2019-20 to 2022-23 for train station upgrades to meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.|
Features of the upgrade include:
• a new pedestrian footbridge with lift access
• raised section of platform encompassing the core zone and assisted boarding point
• upgraded hearing augmentation loop and tactile platform surfaces
• upgraded security cameras and lighting around the core zone
• new wayfinding and platform signage around the core zone.
|Unknown||$24 million (Queensland Government funding)|
|The State and Federal Governments announce funding to relocate the station (November 2019).||Funding to flow from 2020-2021||$95 million ($50 million from the Australian Government, $45 million from the Queensland Government)|
|Gold Coast rail line capacity improvement project (Kuraby to Beenleigh)|
|Development of a preliminary business case is being undertaken by the Department of Transport and Main Roads to investigate the development of additional tracks, station upgrades, realignments and other options. Council understands the project will include consideration of the location of the Loganlea Station.||A preliminary business case is complete. A staging assessment will be completed before a detailed business case to inform a future program of potential investments.||Unknown (Building Queensland says an estimate will be provided once the proposal is developed further)|
- Building Queensland Infrastructure Pipeline Report 2019 (released August 2019)
- Building Queensland Infrastructure Pipeline Report (December 2018)
- 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).
- Loganlea station upgrade
- Cross River Rail