By Juliano Oliveira
Brisbane commuters are being urged to collaborate on the Exhibition train station design.
Acting Minister for Cross River Rail and Member for McConnel Grace Grace has announced the start of consultation on the design concepts for the new station at the Ekka.
“Cross River Rail will deliver a new station at the RNA Showgrounds, providing year-round rail services for both the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, as well as the growing King Street lifestyle precinct,” Ms Grace said.
Consultation is now open and closes on 7 February.
“The new Exhibition station will provide easier and safer rail access for thousands of Queenslanders making their annual pilgrimage to the iconic EKKA and the numerous other events held at the RNA,” she said.
Ms Grace highlighted that “it will be open all year round for the growing number of residents, workers and visitors, who will benefit from the kind of ‘turn up and go’ public transport that Cross River Rail is designed to make possible.”
Features of the new Exhibition station will include:
- Three new connections linking the King Street Precinct to Bowen Park, including replacement of the existing RNA Cattle Underpass
- A pedestrian and cyclist link connecting the station to Bowen Bridge Road
- New 165m long island platform and canopy
- Accessibility lifts and stairs to the platform
- New accessible toilets and parents’ room
- New secure bicycle storage facility
- New accessible ticketing gates.