In 2011, Springfield City Group Chairman, Maha Sinnathamby, welcomed the Premier’s commitment to public transport in the fast-growing western corridor.
“I have to applaud the Premier for her visionary approach and for her very strong leadership in this,” Mr Sinnathamby said.
“The train station will be a huge benefit to the whole region, which has been planned to accommodate up to half a million in the next 30 years. It is a huge opportunity for decentralisation from Brisbane.
“The news that construction will start on stations at both Springfield Central and Springfield Lakes is an indication of the pace of growth in the western region.”
Today, Springfield Central and Springfield Lakes station function as the two primary train stations in Greater Springfield, providing commuters with better access to Brisbane CBD.
- Two train stations, with one at Springfield Lakes (near Woodcrest College) and one at Springfield
- Central (near Orion Town Centre)
- Park’n’ride car spaces at Springfield Central (100 spaces) and Springfield Lakes (200 spaces)
- Bicycle lockers and racks, kiss’n’ride bays, disability access and CCTV coverage of all areas
- A 9.5km dual-track rail line from Richlands to Springfield
- An auxiliary city-bound lane on the Centenary Highway between Springfield Parkway and Johnson Road
- Two crossings under the Centenary Highway from Springfield Central station to the Orion Town Centre
- 5m wide cycle track between Julie Road and Springfield Lakes
- Shared-use path from Springfield Lakes and the Springfield Central station
Recap: See 2011 Media Coverage of the rail announcement
Or take a Virtual Tour of Springfield Central Train Station.