New digital maps showing accessibility features for South East Queensland train stations are being rolled out, to make journey planning easier for all.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the new station maps complemented the $500 million Station Accessibility Upgrade Program underway across the South East.
“The Government is committed to providing accessible public transport for all, which is why we are delivering a program of works to progressively upgrade train stations,” he said.
“The new station maps simplify journey planning by showing the layout of all 152 stations, including station entry points and how platforms can be accessed via lift, ramp or stairs, as well as platform area that is level with the train doors.
“They show the location of important features including hearing loops, accessible toilets, help phones and accessible parking and importantly, they show which paths of travel through the station are accessible.
“It is essential to make public transport as easily accessible as possible so people can participate in their communities and access vital services, and this initiative seeks to support this.
“Providing transparent and accurate information about the network will help customers to travel safely and confidently.
“These new maps will go a long way to ensuring everyone can easily understand how to access our high-frequency public transport network as it continues to evolve.”
The maps will be uploaded on the Queensland Rail website and can be accessed from a computer or smartphone.
Progressive roll-out of audio descriptions will launch alongside them next month to assist vision impaired customers with their journey planning.