Full steam ahead for new Springfield rail
Artist Impression of Springfield Central Station. Courtesy of Trackstar Alliance.
Brookwater residents are eagerly awaiting the completion of the $1.2 billion Springfield rail line, which is expected to open mid next year.
Brookwater Residential General Manager Terry Honan said the new rail line will provide Brookwater residents with a direct link between Greater Springfield and Brisbane when it opens in 2013.
“Brisbane will soon only be a stone’s throw away for Brookwater residents, with the construction of the Springfield Line on-track for completion in 2013,” Mr Honan said.
“Once completed, commuters will be able to travel to direct to Brisbane’s CBD in around 30 minutes.”
Stage 2 of the Richlands-to-Springfield rail project will see 9.5 kilometres of dual rail line built to new stations at Springfield (near Woodcrest College) and Springfield Central (near Orion Town Centre).
Springfield Central Station and Springfield Station will be complete with 100 and 200 park 'n' ride car parks respectively, as well as bicycle lockers and racks.
Springfield Land Corporation Deputy Managing Director Raynuha Sinnathamby said the new rail line was just one of the exciting new developments happening in the Greater Springfield community.
'The new rail line will provide a direct link between Greater Springfield and Brisbane City, which will give thousands of residents and students better access, cheaper travel and fewer delays in their daily commute,” Ms Sinnathamby said.
“Greater Springfield is experiencing rapid growth at the moment, with developments such as the Springfield rail line, upgrades to the Centenary Highway and construction of Good Shepherd Catholic School and the Hymba Yumba Community Hub all well underway this year,” she said.
Queensland Rail predicts the new rail line will help encourage business development and job creation in the area, with approximately 3200 jobs expected to be created over the life of the project.