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Statement: Roma street after-hours access trial
« on: May 06, 2014, 11:35:51 AM »
Minister for Transport and Main Roads
The Honourable Scott Emerson
Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Roma street after-hours access trial

Queensland Rail passengers and local residents living near Roma St station will have late night access to Platform 10 under a trial aimed at improving safety at night.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said a six-month trial, beginning next Monday, would give residents access from the Parklands side of the station until 11pm, delivering on the election promise to revitalise frontline services.

“A Queensland Rail staff member would be stationed at the Platform 10 fare gates,” Mr Emerson said.

“Passengers currently have to walk the streets around the station after 8 pm, when Platform 10 closes, causing the community to raise safety concerns.

“However, following community feedback we promised to look at options to keep that side of Roma Street station open.

“I’m pleased Queensland Rail has been able to keep the entrance open for three extra hours at night.”

The entrance is normally closed at 8pm to coincide with the final long distance regional travel service.

Mr Emerson said we would evaluate the success of the trial over the coming months.

“Passenger movements and customer feedback will be monitored and reviewed at the end of the trial to establish whether it is a success,” Mr Emerson said.

“We will continue to work with transit officers, security guards and in partnership with our dedicated Police Railway Squad as well as monitor our more than 8,000 CCTV cameras to help keep the station and our wider network safe.”

Passengers are welcome to provide feedback about the trial to Queensland Rail’s Customer Feedback team by emailing customerfeedback@qr.com.au or calling 13 16 17.

[ENDS] 6 May 2014
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Re: Statement: Roma street after-hours access trial
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2014, 11:36:20 AM »
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Re: Statement: Roma street after-hours access trial
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2014, 11:40:35 AM »
Brisbanetimes --> Pedestrian access to be allowed through Roma Street Station

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Re: Statement: Roma street after-hours access trial
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2014, 06:01:19 PM »
Next on the list should be the subway access to Central (from ANZAC Square) being closed from 6pm.
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Re: Statement: Roma street after-hours access trial
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2014, 09:29:24 PM »
This is a sensible move, that 15 minute detour late at night can be quite annoying.

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Re: Statement: Roma street after-hours access trial
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2014, 03:12:55 PM »
Next on the list should be the subway access to Central (from ANZAC Square) being closed from 6pm.

I would say close it from 7pm personally, but definitely agree. Unless there are a few other people walking through with you, that subway is the sort of place that gives you a very uneasy feeling. Inside Anzac Arcade itself isn't too bad (although it would be nice if the retailers had longer trading hours, and there were some more decent retailers in there for that matter) but the part where you're funnelled through the subway isn't the best.

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Re: Statement: Roma street after-hours access trial
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2014, 05:01:25 PM »
This is a sensible move, that 15 minute detour late at night can be quite annoying.

Yes, more dangerous as well.

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Re: Statement: Roma street after-hours access trial
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2014, 09:57:56 PM »
Next on the list should be the subway access to Central (from ANZAC Square) being closed from 6pm.

I would say close it from 7pm personally, but definitely agree. Unless there are a few other people walking through with you, that subway is the sort of place that gives you a very uneasy feeling. Inside Anzac Arcade itself isn't too bad (although it would be nice if the retailers had longer trading hours, and there were some more decent retailers in there for that matter) but the part where you're funnelled through the subway isn't the best.
I'd really be tempted to say it should be from first till last. The tunnel itself is decently lit, has access direct from Ann St and Adelaide St and is more convenient than walking up Creek/Edward Sts and having to wait for the lights on Ann St to change. If amenity/security are real concerns, I would have though the upgrade BCC is about to start on ANZAC Square would be the opportune time for QR or TMR to kick in some extra cash to spruce up the entrances, add some CCTV cameras that sort of thing.
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Re: Statement: Roma street after-hours access trial
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2014, 04:15:40 PM »
Compared to the southern capitals access to/from major rail stations in Brisbane has always been well on the ordinary side.  Surely, when they built the Roma St Parkland developments a few years back, they would have got the developer to put in (ie, pay for) a dedicated 24/7 walkway - answer, NO!

Both Roma St and Central designers need to do much better with access issues to/around stations.

Don't get me started on many of the suburban network stations...how many decades does it take to put in e-Signage, so I know which platform to go as I approach the station - ie, Baroona Rd entry to Milton?  (raised this about a DECADE ago - ZIP done!)

If urban rail was a sports stadium - there'd be a station on every corner!  Keep it LOUD for Pro-Rail!  :pr

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Re: Statement: Roma street after-hours access trial
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2014, 11:07:40 PM »
Compared to the southern capitals access to/from major rail stations in Brisbane has always been well on the ordinary side.  Surely, when they built the Roma St Parkland developments a few years back, they would have got the developer to put in (ie, pay for) a dedicated 24/7 walkway - answer, NO!...

Just out of interest, where do you mean ?

 

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