Full steam ahead for Greater Springfield rail line
Artist Impression of Springfield Central Station. Courtesy of Trackstar Alliance
Brisbane will soon be only a stone’s throw from Greater Springfield after the Queensland Government confirmed it will open a $1.2 billion railway line linking the two regions next year.
The 14 kilometre expansion will provide unprecedented commuter access between south-west Queensland and Brisbane CBD, and could take up to 2500 cars a day off the Centenary Highway.
Springfield Land Corporation Chairman Maha Sinnathamby said the infrastructure would ensure the rapidly expanding region grows even faster.
''The new rail line will provide a direct link between Springfield and Brisbane, which will give the 23,000 residents and thousands of students of Greater Springfield better access, cheaper travel, less congestion and fewer delays,'' he said.
The opening of the new railway line is a highly anticipated, and is on track for completion next year.
“Vegetation clearing of the corridor is complete and drainage works, preparation for bridge piling and earthworks are underway,” said a Queensland Rail spokesperson.
“Construction works are also progressing at the Springfield Central station and the Springfield station.”
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.
More information can be found on the Queensland Rail website or take a virtual tour of the Springfield Central Station here.