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Upgrade planned for Graceville Railway Station

Submitted by Scott Emerson on Sat, 16/10/2010 - 9:18am

Press Release from Scott Emerson MP:
GRACEVILLE train station will receive $900,000 for renovations after lobbying by Indooroopilly MP Scott Emerson.

Mr Emerson said since June he had repeatedly raised concerns that train stations in his electorate had missed out on funding for upgrades in this year’s State Budget.
“In my Budget Reply speech I had specifically mentioned the failure to allocate funds to train stations including Graceville,” Mr Emerson said.
“Since then I have consistently questioned the Transport Minister about where upgrades were occurring and why stations in my electorate had missed out.
“The State Government has now bowed to pressure and announced $900,000 will be allocated to Graceville train station under the State Government’s Rail Station Renovation program.”
Mr Emerson said he appreciated the community support for his campaign to improve train stations in his electorate.
“With local support, I will keep fighting to improve other stations including Taringa, Indooroopilly, Chelmer and Sherwood,” he said.

Work under the Rail Station Renovation program includes the installation of lifts, overhead bridges and construction of park 'n' rides, as well as new passenger information display screens, toilet upgrades, new seating, improved signage, accessibility upgrades, painting and landscaping.