More than 60,000 passengers pass through South Bank station each week, passengers who can now look forward to a six million dollar station upgrade.
The upgrade, which is already underway, will result in major improvements to the buzzing station. Once the upgrade is complete South Bank station will form a key feature of Southpoint, a development in the heart of Southbank that will encompass a 600-million-dollar lifestyle, retail, and dining precinct.
In partnership with Queensland Rail and South Bank Corporation, Anthony John Group will deliver design enhancements to the station’s layout and customer facilities. This will improve the stations accessibility, and overall appearance, and is something Brisbane locals can look forward to enjoying by late 2016.
There will be two escalators installed as well as a staircase and lift. These will provide direct pedestrian access from the platform to Grey Street, which will be a key retail and dining location in Southpoint. To make the station even more accessible there will be a new station entry linking to Southpoint’s dining and retail precinct, which will see many new workers, locals, and tourists using the station once Southpoint is completed.
As well as accessibility, the upgrades focus on comfort and ease of use for travellers. A new ticketing office, public toilets, and seating under an awning will be installed. The technical side of travelling has not been lost on the developers, with new event update monitors and digital timetables being included in the upgrade.
The proposed station upgrades are currently underway and will be completed by late 2016 in line with the opening of the new Southpoint retail and community precinct.
Words by Anna Ghioni
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