Expanded Murarrie Station Park ‘n’ Ride Now Open

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The State Government has announced the completion of the $5.8-million Murarrie Station Park ‘n’ Ride expansion, providing an additional 132 car parking spaces.

“Our numbers show more people are using Murarrie Station, so this upgrade will be welcomed by our community and the commuters who travel here to catch the train,” Member for Bulimba Di Farmer said.

Between July 2018 and April 2019, the number of passengers at Murarrie Station reached almost 143,000 which is an increase of about five percent compared to the same period in the previous year.

“Now with an additional 132 parking bays, commuters have access to more parking, as well as benefitting from improved lighting and more security cameras to improve customer safety,” Ms Farmer said.

“About 18 jobs were supported by this project and I thank the community for their patience while we got the job done.” she said.

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The project was completed in two stages. Stage 1 involved the southern side of the car park which was completed in February 2018 whilst Stage 2 involved the northern side of the car park and was completed in June 2019.

The Murarrie Station Park ‘n’ Ride upgrade was in addition to the State Government’s $114-million commitment to expand capacity at nine other park n’ rides across SEQ which equates to an additional 2,300 parking spaces over the next five years.

One of the next train southside stations in line for an upgrade is Cannon Hill Station, Ms Farmer announced, which will involve upgrades to the overpass and security improvements apart from expanding the current 168 capacity.

“That upgrade will focus on improving accessibility station, including lift access, raised platforms, hearing loops and other features for people with a disability.

“Tenders for construction have been called to build 80 more spaces at the park n ride there and we’re on track to award the contract for those works next month,” Ms Farmer said.