Design revealed for Brisbane’s Dutton Park Station rebuild

Concept image of the upgraded Dutton Park station
Concept image of the upgraded Dutton Park station.

A new concept design has been revealed for the rebuild of Dutton Park Station in Brisbane’s south.

The station will be completely rebuilt in order to improve the accessibility of the station ahead of the Cross River Rail project, which is planned to open in 2025.

The rebuild will include new entry points, two raised platforms making it easier to board and disembark from trains, a pedestrian overpass which includes a lift to the platforms, shade canopies, drinking fountains and bike storage for Dutton Park Station.

Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said the Dutton Park station rebuild would be a major boost to the accessibility of the station for commuters.

“Opened more than 130 years ago, Dutton Park is one of seven stations that will be rebuilt on Brisbane’s southside in time for Cross River Rail’s opening in 2025,” he said.

“This will not only benefit the local community but will mean access to the nearby Princess Alexandra Hospital will be more convenient for more people as well.”

The new Dutton Park Station will form part of the Cross River Rail project’s southern portal, which will connect commuters with the new underground station at Boggo Road through twin tunnels.

The Cross River Rail project will help to unlock the bottleneck of the current capacity of the rail network, with just one river crossing and four Brisbane stations in the CBD.

The population of South East Queensland is also expected to rise by 1.4 million people in 2036, which would place greater pressure on the network.

Bailey said the Cross River Rail project was an important part of Queensland’s future, as the state’s population booms.

“When trains start running through the twin tunnels in 2025, more than 7700 workers, including 450 trainees and apprentices can boast they had a hand in building the project – re-defining how people travel across South East Queensland and into the inner city,” he said.

Early works, including geotechnical investigations, surveys and environmental monitoring are ongoing, while major construction is expected to commence in early 2022.

Community consultation for the concept design will take place Monday 18 October to Friday 12 November.

More information is available on Cross River Rail’s website.

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