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Online ozbob

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From another thread ... worthwhile continuing here ... what do you think?

Some questions have to be asked of QR about the adequacy of Central Station to deal with the volumes of people at peak periods five, 10 years hence.  (That is not all that far away in a planning sense.)  If we don't have CRR soon, then the city stations will be worked harder.  Platforms are crowded in the peak, the concourse at Central is also pretty busy.  The question has to be asked, how would authorities cope if there had to be a mass evacuation?  We should be grateful for the tunnels into Anzac Sq, I suppose.
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http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/underground-stations-promise-peak-hour-relief-for-central-station-commuters-20131208-2yz7r.html

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Mr Stamatoudis said the structure of Central Station made it costly to upgrade with the Sofitel Hotel in place over the station.

"With our platforms and with the hotel building above, it makes it really hard to upgrade that facility without spending a lot of money," he said.

Transport Minister Scott Emerson confirmed the figures and said Central Station had a maximum capacity of 43,000 passenger movements in a two-hour peak.

Based on those figures, this gives a growth in passenger morning peak hour capacity at Central from a "low 30,000s" in a two-hour period to 43,000 passenger movements if the project proceeds.

"Central Station currently has more than 20,000 passengers over two hours in the morning peak period," Mr Emerson said.

"And Central is estimated to have a capacity of 43,000 passenger movements over any two-hour period."
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So it would appear if there was a 25% increase in train frequency Central (eg. ATP) would still cope with passengers.  Moot point but seems achievable if the above is true.
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Raising platforms 3 and 4 is essential, and would have little if any impact on the Sofitel.  No major structural issues to deal with apart from works to the elevators and lift shafts.
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Personally the car park on top of the railway station and the one across the road should be demolished!!  Both are eyesores and horrible urban design

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Good luck getting BCC to demolish their Wickham Terrace carpark. It is pretty drab though.

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Personally the car park on top of the railway station and the one across the road should be demolished!!  Both are eyesores and horrible urban design

Railway station? What railway station? We at Brisbane City Council don't believe in trains. :co3
Is it really that hard to run frequent, reliable public transport?

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Raising platforms (Which you could deal with since they could close the bifuricated ones) as well as constructing a new escalator bank and concourse at the open air Fortitude Valley end are all workable ideas.

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Good luck getting BCC to demolish their Wickham Terrace carpark. It is pretty drab though.

Heritage listed I think.

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4BC Afternoons with Clare Blake interviewed me on Central Station and options earlier this afternoon.

Thanks for the opportunity Clare and 4BC.

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Good luck getting BCC to demolish their Wickham Terrace carpark. It is pretty drab though.

Heritage listed I think.

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