Major Projects & Infrastructure, Operations & Maintenance, Passenger Rail, Safety

Cannon Hill accessibility upgrade completed

The Brisbane station of Cannon Hill’s multi-million-dollar accessibility upgrade has been officially unveiled, delivering improved access for the community, including train customers using mobility aids, seniors and customers with prams or luggage.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey joined the community and local MP Di Farmer to mark the momentous milestone and to see first-hand how this important upgrade had transformed Cannon Hill into an accessible station for all customers.

Bailey said the upgrade would allow all customers to travel without barriers, with all platforms accessible by paths, ramps and lifts.

“The upgrade works have delivered a new pedestrian footbridge with lift access, as well as raised platform sections for improved access at the assisted boarding points, extended platform shelters, upgraded hearing augmentation loops and new tactile ground surface indicators to assist people with hearing and vision impairments,” he said.

“There’s also a new secure bicycle enclosure to support active transport, upgraded station entrances and ticket window modifications, as well as improved security cameras and lighting, new wayfinding and platform signage around the assisted boarding points.

“I’m pleased to see this upgrade now complete after the hardworking Member for Bulimba pushed so hard for this on behalf of her community.”

Farmer said the project provided a much-needed boost to the local economy throughout construction.

She said Morningside station would be the next local station to receive an upgrade as part of the program.

“A big thank you goes out to locals who provided their feedback on the concept designs for upcoming upgrades to Morningside station,” she said.

“This upgrade is another win for Bulimba, as part of our government’s sixth record road and transport plan.

“Accessibility for all is important, especially on our public transport network as we look towards the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“These upgrades help Queenslanders get home safer and sooner.”