The construction of civil and station works for the Mitchelton to Keperra rail duplication project is a significant infrastructure investment delivering a higher quality public transport service to north-west Brisbane commuters on one of the busiest lines on the Citytrain network.
The project included the duplication of 2.47km of electrified rail track between Mitchelton and Keperra train stations.
Oxford Park and Grovely stations benefitted from additional platforms, new station buildings, shade shelters, parking and pedestrian access across existing level crossings.
Delivering added benefits to commuters
As well as giving passengers the benefit of accessing additional train services, the modernisation of Oxford Park and Grovely station has greatly improved the station’s facilities, security and access.
Commuters can now enjoy comfortable platform areas with the convenience of automatic ticketing machines, lifts and adequate seating with shade structures, as well as improved access for persons with disability.
Additional lighting, CCTV coverage and architecturally open structures have added to the security of the station for both patrons and staff. These upgrades will accommodate the growing patronage of the stations for the foreseeable future.
Focus on environmental and social outcomes
A number of environmental initiatives were implemented to minimise the impact of construction on the local environment and community. Noise barriers were constructed along the rail corridor with extensive planting and vegetation for added benefit to the community.
Overall, the stations have been developed to create a safer, cleaner environment for the community and were completed with minimal disruption to normal services.