Laing O’Rourke has been awarded four new projects as part of the Queensland Rail Station Accessibility Upgrade Program, delivering safe, modern, and accessible public transport infrastructure for Queenslanders.
The announcement includes the delivery of upgrades to Morningside, Lindum, Banyo and Buranda Stations where early works are already underway.
The projects will improve accessibility and make it safer for customers to travel, especially those in wheelchairs or using mobility devices, people with hearing or vision impairment, seniors, people with injuries and those travelling with prams and luggage.
The scopes of work across the four stations include raising station platforms to bring the platform and train doors closer together and reducing the gap to make boarding safer and easier.
Customers will now be able to catch a lift to a station overpass and then onto the platforms. Other improvements include upgraded customer facilities like accessible toilets, disability-compliant ticket windows, improved seating, and extended platform shelters.
Laing O’Rourke will also install hearing augmentation loops, tactile floor indicators, new wayfinding signage, information screens and better security through CCTV and lighting upgrades.
Laing O’Rourke managing director for Australia, Rebecca Hanley, said the company was proud to be working in partnership with Queensland Rail to deliver infrastructure upgrades which will improve the experience of commuters on the Cleveland and Shorncliffe lines.
“These new projects also mark an important step for Queensland’s infrastructure as the state prepares to host the 2032 Olympics,” she said.
“Our team developed a winning strategy using modern methods of construction that will result in increased productivity and technical certainty.
“We have built a digital component library, which allows us to capture, curate and surface supply chain-ready repeatable components, parts, and product data. This will allow us to bring together industry-leading digital solutions, our local expertise and best practice examples from other critical rail projects to ensure we deliver certainty for Queensland Rail.