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Easy access at Fairfield station

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The new fully-accessible Fairfield station in Brisbane has been completed, with all new features now in operation for customer use.

Fairfield station is now the second southside station of seven after Yeronga to be rebuilt through the Cross River Rail project, with only some minor rectification works ongoing.

The milestone means customers will now benefit from several key innovative features on what was previously one of the oldest stations on the South East Queensland network, including:

  • Rubber fingers to reduce the platform-to-train gap
  • Large through lifts so customers using wheelchairs do not need to turn around in the lift
  • Raised platforms that meet the train door
  • Tactile and braille signage at station entrances
  • An additional third platform
  • A new station building
  • An upgrade to the existing platform
  • New overpass and vertical transport system including three lifts and stairs
  • Architectural design that considers the surrounding residential areas
  • The new overpass, stairs and lifts will improve access to the centre of the platforms
  • Provision for accessible parking within the car park
  • Relocate and retain heritage shelter
  • Existing side platform entry from Equity Street to be retained.

Cross River Rail is delivering world-class infrastructure to benefit all Queenslanders, including those with a disability.

Cross River Rail’s Accessibility Reference Group – which includes people with lived experience of disability – has played a key role in station design to ensure stations are accessible for all.

 

Image: Cross River Rail

 

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