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$5m Central Station facelift to upgrade facilities and improve access

$5m Central Station facelift to upgrade facilities and improve access

Central Station in Queensland will undergo a $5 million facelift.

Over the next four to five months, Central station will be undergoing a $5 million facelift, improving access for the 80,000 passengers who use the station each day.

The project, which began in late August, will also see the improvement of facilities and may signal opportunities for apprenticeships in Queensland.

Minister for Transport and Main Roads Scott Emerson said a ticket office will be relocated so that the number of fare gates can be doubled to 36.

“More than 92 per cent of Central station commuters use a go card, touching on or off more than 71,000 times a day – including 205 per minute between 7-8am,” Mr Emerson said.

“We will try to minimise disruptions during peak period with at least 18 gates in operation at all times throughout construction.”

To help improve traffic flow along the concourse, the ticket office will be moved opposite its current location.

CCTV cameras around the ticket office, fare gates and lighting will be improved as part of the project, with works scheduled to be completed in January 2014.

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