Major Projects & Infrastructure, Passenger Rail

Dakabin Station upgrades delivered

​A multi-million-dollar upgrade of Dakabin train station in the Queensland Moreton Bay region, including a brand-new multi-storey car park, has been officially opened.

Deputy Premier and Member for Murrumba Steven Miles celebrated the work, which has delivered improved access to public transport for the local community.

“The Government’s Station Accessibility Upgrade program is delivering life-changing improvements to commuters not just here at Dakabin, but right across the South East,” he said.

“Whether you’re travelling with a pram, mobility device or with luggage, you’ll now have better, easier access to high frequency public transport services.”

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey praised the work of local MP Shane King and the Dakabin Station Action Group for advocating for the project.

“All platforms are now accessible via both lifts and stairs, which is important for those wanting to access public transport in this growing community,” he said.

“Not only is this a long-term investment in community infrastructure, but we’ve also supported around 250 jobs and boosted the local economy when it’s most needed.”

King said customers would now benefit from an upgraded station entrance, pedestrian footbridge, lifts, raised platforms and more shelter.

“The people in my community had been calling for this upgrade so I’m pleased to stand here today and see these upgrades now complete,” he said.

“The station upgrade also features hearing augmentation loops and tactile ground surface indicators to assist people with hearing and vision impairments.

“Improved security cameras, lighting and platform signage have also been installed.

“I encourage everyone to drop by and take a look at the upgraded station and consider jumping onboard public transport and making the most of this incredible facility at our doorstep next time you need to travel.

“This is a vast improvement on the facilities that were here prior and, together with the Redcliffe Peninsula line, demonstrates the Government’s commitment to delivering quality public transport services for Queenslanders.”

The project also features a new multi-storey car park doubling the parking capacity, providing 343 standard car spaces, six accessible spaces, six small car spaces and 16 motorbike spaces to encourage more people in our community to park ‘n’ ride and to access public transport.

The upgraded station also features a new mural that was developed in collaboration with Kabi Kabi First Nations artist Melissa Bond.

“My art is called ‘Dakabin – Grass Trees’.  It shows the beauty and spiritual significance of the Xanthorrhoea – the grass tree that surrounds the landscapes of the Pine Rivers and Moreton Bay areas,” Bond said.

Queensland Rail has also completed major upgrades of Morayfield and Strathpine stations within the Moreton Bay region as part of its ongoing $500 million Station Accessibility Upgrade Program.

The program progressively prioritises and upgrades stations across the South East Queensland network to make it easier and safer for many customers to access the public transport system.