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Re: Central Station
« Reply #120 on: July 10, 2019, 10:44:56 PM »
I'd like to see platform screen doors installed at inner city stations.

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Re: Central Station
« Reply #121 on: July 11, 2019, 12:16:53 AM »
I'd like to see platform screen doors installed at inner city stations.


That would be alright as it will lead to potential automation of the network, as well as fully air-conditioned platforms :)
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Re: Central Station
« Reply #122 on: July 11, 2019, 12:42:48 AM »
Brisbane Central platforms, lifts and escalators to be upgraded


BrisbaneTimes-------->https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/brisbane-central-platforms-lifts-and-escalators-to-be-upgraded-20190710-p52605.html


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Brisbane Central platforms, lifts and escalators to be upgraded

TONY MOORE JULY 10, 2019

On Tuesday, Queensland Rail chief executive Nick Easy said a contract for the work would be filled soon and work would begin "late 2019".

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"The major escalators connecting Central to the Anzac Square Arcade will be the first to be replaced,” Mr Easy said.

"This work is expected to start in early 2020.

"The replacement of lifts to platforms one to four will start later this year too."

Additional escalators will go down to platforms three and four.

Mr Easy said the escalator and lift replacements would continue through 2020 and 2021 and the complete project would be finished in 2023.

Overhead equipment over platforms one to four will be replaced before these platforms are raised to meet disability access standards, he said.

Mr Easy acknowledged the staged upgrade would take longer than initially predicted.

"Every train service on our network passes through this location every day," he said.

"More than 21 million customers move through Central Station each year, so upgrades to lifts, escalators and platforms needs to be carefully sequenced and planned."

Mr Easy said some work had been completed before last year's Commonwealth Games.

Artists' impression of Brisbane Central station's $65 million upgrade.

"The station’s back-of-house facilities were upgraded in 2017 and we refurbished the station’s concourse and platforms in 2018 including the replacement of roof sheeting, column cladding, new lighting and fans and painting," he said.

"The upgrade program was put on hold in 2018 ahead of the Commonwealth Games to ensure the station was fully operational for the event.

"Since then, we’ve revised the delivery strategy for the remaining works to minimise disruption to commuters and services as much as possible."

No final decision had been made on proposed changes to Central Station's heritage building on Ann Street, which includes the clock tower.

"We’ve also revisited plans to change the roofing and facade on the outer concourse of Central Station that were shown in the project’s initial artist impressions," Mr Easy said.

"Given the importance of the station’s heritage building and clock tower, external changes to Central Station’s facade will need to be considered in accordance with future planning and development activities for this area of the city."

Central Station: what work is planned and when

In late 2019

Replacement of lifts to platforms 1-4 begins

From early 2020

Replacement of outer concourse escalators

Mid-2020

Overhead line equipment replacement on platforms 1-4

Replacement of lift to platforms 5 and 6 and outer concourse lift to Ann St

Late 2020

Replacement of escalators on platforms 5 and 6

Early 2021

Beginning of early platform upgrade works

Early 2022

Platform upgrade design finalised

Start of main platform upgrade works

Early 2023

Replacement of escalators to platforms 1 to 4 and installation of an extra escalator to platforms 3 and 4


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Re: Central Station
« Reply #123 on: July 11, 2019, 12:57:24 AM »
Brisbane Central platforms, lifts and escalators to be upgraded


BrisbaneTimes-------->https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/brisbane-central-platforms-lifts-and-escalators-to-be-upgraded-20190710-p52605.html


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Brisbane Central platforms, lifts and escalators to be upgraded

TONY MOORE JULY 10, 2019

On Tuesday, Queensland Rail chief executive Nick Easy said a contract for the work would be filled soon and work would begin "late 2019".

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"The major escalators connecting Central to the Anzac Square Arcade will be the first to be replaced,” Mr Easy said.

"This work is expected to start in early 2020.

"The replacement of lifts to platforms one to four will start later this year too."

Additional escalators will go down to platforms three and four.

Mr Easy said the escalator and lift replacements would continue through 2020 and 2021 and the complete project would be finished in 2023.

Overhead equipment over platforms one to four will be replaced before these platforms are raised to meet disability access standards, he said.

Mr Easy acknowledged the staged upgrade would take longer than initially predicted.

"Every train service on our network passes through this location every day," he said.

"More than 21 million customers move through Central Station each year, so upgrades to lifts, escalators and platforms needs to be carefully sequenced and planned."

Mr Easy said some work had been completed before last year's Commonwealth Games.

Artists' impression of Brisbane Central station's $65 million upgrade.

"The station’s back-of-house facilities were upgraded in 2017 and we refurbished the station’s concourse and platforms in 2018 including the replacement of roof sheeting, column cladding, new lighting and fans and painting," he said.

"The upgrade program was put on hold in 2018 ahead of the Commonwealth Games to ensure the station was fully operational for the event.

"Since then, we’ve revised the delivery strategy for the remaining works to minimise disruption to commuters and services as much as possible."

No final decision had been made on proposed changes to Central Station's heritage building on Ann Street, which includes the clock tower.

"We’ve also revisited plans to change the roofing and facade on the outer concourse of Central Station that were shown in the project’s initial artist impressions," Mr Easy said.

"Given the importance of the station’s heritage building and clock tower, external changes to Central Station’s facade will need to be considered in accordance with future planning and development activities for this area of the city."

Central Station: what work is planned and when

In late 2019

Replacement of lifts to platforms 1-4 begins

From early 2020

Replacement of outer concourse escalators

Mid-2020

Overhead line equipment replacement on platforms 1-4

Replacement of lift to platforms 5 and 6 and outer concourse lift to Ann St

Late 2020

Replacement of escalators on platforms 5 and 6

Early 2021

Beginning of early platform upgrade works

Early 2022

Platform upgrade design finalised

Start of main platform upgrade works

Early 2023

Replacement of escalators to platforms 1 to 4 and installation of an extra escalator to platforms 3 and 4
^^Doesn't look like they will attempt to redesign the concourse into a world class transit oriented retail space that compliments the commuter space. Unfortunately in reference to the concourse it's dinosaur thinking and not looking towards future. Just the status quo. Most cities integrate a level of unique retail into their major city stations anchored by at least one major tenant usually 1000-1200sqm supermarket and a Starbucks or something similar that is open for longer hours. The current retail activation on the concourse is limited and poor. What an Easy way out for Nick Easy!
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Re: Central Station
« Reply #124 on: July 11, 2019, 08:53:03 AM »
4 years to complete this project, what an absolute f&%king joke this government is. Meanwhile in Sydney they are completing a $1b upgrade to Sydney Central station in the time we a merely doing a minor upgrade.

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Re: Central Station
« Reply #125 on: July 11, 2019, 02:19:52 PM »
https://www.queenslandrail.com.au/aboutus/mediacentre/central-station-upgrade-update

Central Station upgrade update

11/07/2019

New timelines have been announced for the next stage of upgrades at Central Station.

Queensland Rail's CEO Nick Easy said a contract for the supply, installation and maintenance of new escalators would be awarded in the coming weeks.

"The major escalators connecting Central to the Anzac Square Arcade will be the first to be replaced," Mr Easy said.

"This work is expected to start in early 2020.

"The replacement of lifts to platforms 1-4 will start later this year too.

"Escalator and lift replacement works will continue throughout 2020 and 2021, as well as the replacement of overhead line equipment on platforms 1-4 which needs to happen before we can start platform raising works."

Mr Easy acknowledged the staged upgrade of Queensland's busiest rail station would take longer than the timeframes initially predicted.

"Every train service on our network passes through this location every day," he said.

"More than 21 million customers move through Central Station each year, so upgrades to lifts, escalators and platforms needs to be carefully sequenced and planned.

"The station's back-of-house facilities were upgraded in 2017 and we refurbished the station's concourse and platforms in 2018 including the replacement of roof sheeting, column cladding, new lighting and fans and painting.

"The upgrade program was put on hold in 2018 ahead of the Commonwealth Games to ensure the station was fully operational for the event.

"Since then, we've revised the delivery strategy for the remaining works to minimise disruption to commuters and services as much as possible.

"We've also revisited plans to change the roofing and façade on the outer concourse of Central Station that were shown in the project's initial artist impressions.

"Given the importance of the station's heritage building and clock tower, external changes to Central Station's facade will need to be considered in accordance with future planning and development activities for this area of the city.

"We thank customers for their patience and are committed to delivering these improvements through the revised schedule."

The next stage of the revised upgrade program will involve:

   -     the replacement of lifts to platforms 1-4 will start in late 2019

   -     the replacement of the outer concourse escalators will start in early 2020

   -     overhead line equipment replacement on platforms 1-4 will start in mid-2020

   -     the replacement of the lift to platforms 5/6 and the replacement of the outer concourse lift to Ann St will start in mid-2020

   -     the replacement of the escalators on platforms 5/6 will start in late 2020

   -     platform upgrade early works will start in early 2021

   -     platform upgrade design will be finalised by early 2022

   -     main platform upgrade works will start in mid-2022

   -     the replacement of escalators to platforms 1-4 and the installation of an additional escalator to platforms 3/4 will commence in early 2023, in line with the platform upgrade.

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Re: Central Station
« Reply #126 on: July 11, 2019, 05:39:40 PM »
Sounds as though there has been a bit of a glitch around the Central Station heritage status and values.

"We've also revisited plans to change the roofing and façade on the outer concourse of Central Station that were shown in the project's initial artist impressions. Given the importance of the station's heritage building and clock tower, external changes to Central Station's facade will need to be considered in accordance with future planning and development activities for this area of the city."

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« Reply #127 on: July 11, 2019, 06:34:28 PM »
I didn't think the heritage facade was going to be looked at?  But they should always maintain and clean it from pollution. Overseas heritage aspects are retained but incorporated with modern elements that the community expect. Retail (not just Macca's Lol) escalators, fast lifts, seamless accessibility boarding, multiple fast responsive ticket gates, digital real time way finding signage, modern low energy LED lighting (not just coloured led lights strung up from Bunnings) and next generation passenger information screens. I suspect the work has also been spread over several years due to budget constraints.

**Just unrelated Ipswich Station is a shocker something out of a 1970's  horror movie
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Re: Central Station
« Reply #128 on: July 11, 2019, 10:14:02 PM »
4 years to complete this project, what an absolute f&%king joke this government is. Meanwhile in Sydney they are completing a $1b upgrade to Sydney Central station in the time we a merely doing a minor upgrade.

Agree, it's shocking. By the time they finish the upgrades, it will be time to start all over again.

I never bought the Comm Games rhetoric either: it's not like Central station is closing. It's just getting normal renovation work like you'd see in any city all over the world, and Comm Games visitors to Brisbane were a drop in the ocean in the overall scheme of things. The government simply wanted an excuse to delay, that or the folks at QR are so horribly inward looking they have no perspective. That last one seems likely, actually.

Must be a nice gravy train for the "delivery partners", 4 years of overnight work instead of about 4 months.

^^Doesn't look like they will attempt to redesign the concourse into a world class transit oriented retail space that compliments the commuter space. Unfortunately in reference to the concourse it's dinosaur thinking and not looking towards future. Just the status quo. Most cities integrate a level of unique retail into their major city stations anchored by at least one major tenant usually 1000-1200sqm supermarket and a Starbucks or something similar that is open for longer hours. The current retail activation on the concourse is limited and poor. What an Easy way out for Nick Easy!

Do you really think the biggest issue with Central station right now is the lack of a Starbucks? :)

They could definitely do more with it, but Central station proper isn't a big place, and it's not practical to expand. It wasn't built to be "grand" (nothing built in Brisbane in that era was) and it's now boxed in.

Now Roma Street - which of course is the true central station - Roma Street once it's rebuilt will probably be the ode to capitalism you're looking for. But they're completely demolishing the Transit Centre to get that space. The short-sighted "build it in" development of the past applies to both Roma Street and Central, except one is an abomination on the streetscape, the other is covered in heritage listings.

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« Reply #129 on: July 12, 2019, 10:48:33 AM »
4 years to complete this project, what an absolute f&%king joke this government is. Meanwhile in Sydney they are completing a $1b upgrade to Sydney Central station in the time we a merely doing a minor upgrade.

Agree, it's shocking. By the time they finish the upgrades, it will be time to start all over again.

I never bought the Comm Games rhetoric either: it's not like Central station is closing. It's just getting normal renovation work like you'd see in any city all over the world, and Comm Games visitors to Brisbane were a drop in the ocean in the overall scheme of things. The government simply wanted an excuse to delay, that or the folks at QR are so horribly inward looking they have no perspective. That last one seems likely, actually.

Must be a nice gravy train for the "delivery partners", 4 years of overnight work instead of about 4 months.

^^Doesn't look like they will attempt to redesign the concourse into a world class transit oriented retail space that compliments the commuter space. Unfortunately in reference to the concourse it's dinosaur thinking and not looking towards future. Just the status quo. Most cities integrate a level of unique retail into their major city stations anchored by at least one major tenant usually 1000-1200sqm supermarket and a Starbucks or something similar that is open for longer hours. The current retail activation on the concourse is limited and poor. What an Easy way out for Nick Easy!

Do you really think the biggest issue with Central station right now is the lack of a Starbucks? :)

They could definitely do more with it, but Central station proper isn't a big place, and it's not practical to expand. It wasn't built to be "grand" (nothing built in Brisbane in that era was) and it's now boxed in.

Now Roma Street - which of course is the true central station - Roma Street once it's rebuilt will probably be the ode to capitalism you're looking for. But they're completely demolishing the Transit Centre to get that space. The short-sighted "build it in" development of the past applies to both Roma Street and Central, except one is an abomination on the streetscape, the other is covered in heritage listings.
No I never said that the potential concourse development reconfigured and redesign out to Edward Street was the only priority. It's an opportunity to include it into the redevelopment. I understand how Central is built in,  but there is nothing wrong in investigating for better use of space and a retail configuration. Successful retail activation on the concourse together with rents can help bring in income for unutilised dead space.  Working with capitalism is better than being in denial with capitalism.

 

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