The Queensland government has announced it will invest $10 million to refurbish Queensland Rail's facilities.
Minister for Transport and the Commonwealth Games, Stirling Hinchliffe, said the works would be completed ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
“The improvement works will include a revamp of the station buildings, upgraded toilet facilities, as well as new signage, CCTV and Passenger Information Displays and also a fresh coat of paint,” Hinchliffe said.
“These stations will be major transport hubs during the 2018 Commonwealth Games and this $10 million package of works will ensure they’re looking good for international visitors and guests come Games time.”
Rail stations at Ormeau, Coomera, Helensvale, Nerang, Robina and Varsity Lakes stations will be refurbished.
The works come in addition to the $163 million Coomera to Helensvale rail duplication, set for completion in late 2017.
“Trains will run to the regular timetable while the station improvements are underway, with works scheduled outside of peak traveling times wherever possible,” he said.
“Passengers may see some minor impacts throughout construction, such as platform changes and use of temporary ticket offices while the station ticket windows and amenities are being upgraded.”
The works are expected to be completed early 2018.
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