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QuoteInformation SessionsInformation sessions will be held at the following times and venue to give local residents a chance to meet with the project team, view the design for the Ferny Grove Station precinct and ask any further questions before major construction begins in 2011.Two consultation sessions will be held at:Ferny Grove Bowls Club20 Tramway StreetFerny GroveSaturday 27 November 2010 10 am-2 pm Thursday 2 December 2010 4 pm-8 pm
Quote from: somebody on December 03, 2010, 19:35:10 PMIf they aren't doing the 3rd platform now, is there any reason to mess with platform arrangements, other than parking, which we may not need if feeder buses were improved.
QuoteMinister for TransportThe Honourable Rachel NolanTuesday, December 14, 2010Start of construction for the Keperra to Ferny Grove Rail UpgradeConstruction of the $100 million Keperra to Ferny Grove Rail Upgrade will begin next month.Transport Minister Rachel Nolan today turned the ceremonial first sod to mark the start of the majorupgrade."The Bligh Government is proud to be delivering this project to the people in Brisbane's North West," MsNolan said."The $100 million upgrade involves duplicating the rail line between Keperra and Ferny Grove, upgradingFerny Grove train station, providing more car parking and bicycle storage and ultimately providing bettertransport options for the region."Local Member Geoff Wilson said this was excellent news for the Ferny Grove electorate."This means better station facilities and greater rail infrastructure for our community," Mr Wilson said."The major upgrade will ensure that public transport within the Ferny Grove region meets ourrequirements well into the future."The project will create 640 jobs and will start with building a temporary platform at Ferny Grove station,adjacent to the existing platform on the Samford Road side of the car park."This temporary platform will ensure that rail operations are not disrupted by construction work, howeverit does unfortunately mean a temporary loss of some car spaces."Rail operations will switch to the temporary platform in April 2011, to allow construction of the newplatform and new station building to progress."Ms Nolan said a number of other changes would be necessary to make way for the major upgrade."Bike lockers will be relocated opposite the temporary platform and access within the car park willchange to provide new entry points in early January," she said."Unfortunately tree clearing is necessary and has begun with further shrubbery, a gum tree and old figtree in Conavalla Street to be removed in January, to make way for the new track, bus interchange andnew cabling works."According to the arborist's report, the fig tree is in poor condition and had a limited life span.""As there is not a great deal of room to reinstate vegetation within the project footprint, the StateGovernment is keen to work with local environmental groups to sponsor and facilitate local landscaping ventures."The State Government will also seek community input for landscaping the new station area.The Keperra to Ferny Grove Rail Upgrade is part of the Queensland Government's South EastQueensland Infrastructure Plan and Program 2010-2031, to provide the necessary infrastructure tomanage growth and improve access to services and facilities throughout South East Queensland.
Quote from: Golliwog on December 31, 2010, 11:15:45 AMmufreight, its not going to happen. Samford has a population of 3287 (2006 Census) and yes I will give you that it would also serve the communities of Dayboro, etc (Pop:879, 2006 Census) but none of these are major population centers. I agree that the extension would be a great idea and popular with the locals, but there are much more beneficial places this money could be spent (CAMCOS, Duplication to Nambour/beyond, Trouts Rd, CRR, etc) which yes cost more but provide a benefit to many more people.
Quote from: mufreight on January 01, 2011, 17:29:11 PMSamford would then become a transport hub taking the otherwise needed bus services off the road between Samford and Ferny Grove and reducing the demand for commuter parking at Ferny Grove.
Quote from: tramtrain on January 01, 2011, 19:07:57 PMWould it be worth having FlexiLink for that area?
Quote from: somebody on January 01, 2011, 19:05:36 PMA possibility which may be justified at some point in the future.
Quote from: Derwan on January 02, 2011, 08:07:04 AMQuote from: somebody on January 01, 2011, 19:05:36 PMA possibility which may be justified at some point in the future.That's exactly what mufreight is saying. But at that "some point in the future", the new station building will have to be demolished. If it was built with that "some point in the future" in mind, it would save taxpayers money as the building could remain.
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