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Oxley Station to receive $2.3 million upgrade
« on: October 01, 2010, 08:27:38 AM »
Minister for Transport
The Honourable Rachel Nolan
01/10/2010

Oxley Station to receive $2.3 million upgrade

Work is set to begin on a $2.3 million facelift at Oxley Station, Transport Minister Rachel Nolan said today.

Ms Nolan said Oxley Station is an integral part of the Ipswich rail corridor, with around 2600 commuters passing through each day.

"Queensland Rail is committed to enhancing station facilities across the city network, to improve the overall experience of customers," Ms Nolan said.

Oxley station recently benefitted from works in the Queensland Government's Corinda to Darra Rail Upgrade to be completed later this year.

Two new tracks, a new side platform, a new car park and new footbridge were constructed under that project.

"Additional work will now be undertaken to upgrade the remaining facilities at the station.

"The subway and subway stairs will be upgraded and a mural will decorate the subway walls providing a bright, colourful entry for our customers.

"The heritage station building will receive a facelift with a fresh coat of paint, creating a bright, clean look for the station.

"Queensland rail will be providing more shelters across the platform so customers have protection in all weather conditions," he said.

Other station works involve resurfacing the platform and upgrading seating, lighting and toilets.

The bus interchange on Oxley Station Road will be modernised with the roof structure remodelled to provide a modern, architectural look.

Additional landscaping around the bus interchange will add the finishing touch to the facelift at Oxley station.

Providing a high level of comfort and amenity for the travelling public is Queensland Rail's priority.

The contractor is about to start work and will set up a site office in the eastern car park from Monday 27 September 2010. The eastern carpark behind Ellen Street will be closed during the construction period.

Oxley upgrade works will be carried out from 6 October until late February 2011.

For more information, contact the project team on 3235 1516 or passengerprojects@qr.com.au.

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The subway still has some bottom moisture, and needs a clean up.  Noted the eastern carpark being converted to a site office location yesterday.  Less car parking spaces as a result but they can catch a bus   ;)
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Re: Ministerial Statement: Oxley Station to receive $2.3 million upgrade
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2010, 08:54:38 AM »
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The bus interchange on Oxley Station Road will be modernised with the roof structure remodelled to provide a modern, architectural look.

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The subway still has some bottom moisture, and needs a clean up.  Noted the eastern carpark being converted to a site office location yesterday.  Less car parking spaces as a result but they can catch a bus   Wink
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Re: Ministerial Statement: Oxley Station to receive $2.3 million upgrade
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2010, 11:36:08 AM »
Oxley 1st October 2010







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Re: Ministerial Statement: Oxley Station to receive $2.3 million upgrade
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2010, 12:35:51 PM »
Sorry to be on the negative side a little but $2.3 million?? :-w

What could they possibly be doing for that much? From the description in the media release, it certainly doesn't sound like its $2.3 million worth.

Just as an aside, I hope that they remodel the bus interchange to allow for the 4th platform in the future!

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Re: Ministerial Statement: Oxley Station to receive $2.3 million upgrade
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2010, 03:39:18 PM »
Maybe they are going to raise the platforms to carriage floor height and build the fourth platform, would be more useful than a coat of paint.

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Re: Ministerial Statement: Oxley Station to receive $2.3 million upgrade
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2010, 07:05:11 AM »
From the South West News 6th October 2010 page 2

Millions on makeover

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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2010, 03:15:16 PM »
Oxley



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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2010, 06:28:40 PM »
Signs at Oxley rail



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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2010, 01:45:21 PM »
Subway at Oxley,  a pipe/drain system has been placed where the water comes through the subway ramp roof ...

Subway needs a bit of work







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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2010, 08:04:12 PM »
Am I the only one who thinks it's sad to see these old-style stations rebuilt? There is something classicly Queensland about a lot of stations on the Ipswich line. I understand that things need upgrading to meet the needs of our disabled friends but surely it can be done in a style that suits the existing station?

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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2010, 08:20:19 PM »
The present Oxley station building was a copy of the original wooden original building in a general sense.  I am not sure when the brick building was built but probably early 1900s.



Title:   Steam engine at Oxley Railway Station, 1876
Location:   Oxley, Brisbane, Queensland
Date:   January 1876
Description:   Steam engine at Oxley Railway Station in January 1876. The station buildings are all constructed from wood. Passengers and railway staff can be seen on the platform.

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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2010, 08:25:38 PM »
Of course if the new platform had been built on the presently unwired up suburban track it could then be used while the refurbishment of the existing 1 & 2 platforms was undertaken, the character of the station could be maintained and the platforms raised there at the same time thus improving disability access and giving the station the spruce up it is due for.
The awnings as at present on platforms 1 & 2 while not covering the full length of the platforms give better protection from the rain than the awnings on the new platform 3 which while looking impressive are less than effective in protecting commuters from the elements be they wanting to sit down while the wait for the train or when boarding a train.

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Re: Oxley Station to receive $2.3 million upgrade
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2010, 06:56:44 AM »
Am I the only one who thinks it's sad to see these old-style stations rebuilt? There is something classicly Queensland about a lot of stations on the Ipswich line. I understand that things need upgrading to meet the needs of our disabled friends but surely it can be done in a style that suits the existing station?

I agree entirely. Not just on the Ipswich line either.  We've been promised a major upgrade ($10m) at Sandgate which will be sympathetic, but if it involves raising the platform levels, I don't see how that can be managed. 

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« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2010, 01:32:40 PM »
Some updates from platforms 1/2 Oxley















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Re: Oxley Station to receive $2.3 million upgrade
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2010, 07:01:44 AM »
Oxley is changing ... work has begun on kiss n' ride, subway, platform structures, bus stop A





































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« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2011, 04:11:08 PM »
Seems that it might prove necessicary for our old mate PooPunter of Indooroopilly statin to do an audit of this upgrade  :-t

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« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2011, 04:49:07 PM »
Just by way of a query - does anyone know why a kiss and ride wasn't installed in Ardoyne Road adjacent to platform 3 which services a few thousand passengers in the morning and evening.

As I wait for a train in the morning I will regularly see 3,5,7 cars stop against the solid yellow line to let passengers get off to go to platform 3 (citybound)

Is there a minimum number of anticipated users before a kiss and ride is programmed? I would suggest that the figure for Ardoyne Road would be between 100 and 200 drop offs each weekday, which to me would support the building of one.

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« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2011, 08:10:35 AM »
There is a limited drop off point in Ardoyne just up from the pedestrian crossing (east bound) but hardly adequate.  After watching the debacle with Oxley Bus stop B, the oversight of a lack of a proper kiss n' ride is no great surprise.  :dntk
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« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2011, 08:19:59 AM »
Seems that it might prove necessicary for our old mate PooPunter of Indooroopilly statin to do an audit of this upgrade  :-t

On my perambulation this morning I bumped into the said Mr. PP formerly of Indooroopilly sewer subway, he was checking out the Oxley subway for signs of effluent.  Nothing found, but plenty of ground water.  He commented that it would have made some sense to put in ag drains when all the construction work was done.  He was rather complimentary of the water tight membrane placed under the main lines up above, which has stopped a lot of the water seeping through the subway roof though.

He also noted the signs of early works in the subway.  He suggested a bright orange colour scheme might be the go for Oxley subway!  Fancy that?

Whilst we were conversing (4.35am) a down coal train thundered overhead on the sub down, followed a few minutes later by an up coalie on the up sub.  Those now hidden concrete support walls are doing their job at the up end of the subway.

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« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2011, 09:51:30 AM »
Nice to see that Poo Punter has again taken an active interest and has risen to the occasion, look forward with intrest to his critique of the project.

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« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2011, 10:18:07 AM »
 ??? What is this Mr Poo???
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« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2011, 10:22:38 AM »
Mr PP was a very active blog campaigner during the Indooroopilly subway invasion by sewerage, and the intransigence of a certain party to come to the party!  It seems he heard that there were some issues with the Oxley subway.  He likes to stir up various blogs   :o
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« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2011, 11:25:37 AM »
Rumored that Mr Poo Punter did another inspection of the subway at Oxley this morning during and following a heavy downpour, the inspection was carried out using backstroke.    :bo

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« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2011, 02:10:59 PM »
Work proceeding on platforms one and two.











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« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2011, 03:54:15 PM »
Shame about Platform 4 'though.  :thsdo

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« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2011, 04:23:23 PM »
Steady progress with the 'cosmetic tart-up' of Oxley ..






















When I arrived at platform 3 the 8.24am down service ex Richlands was missing in action from the PIDs on platform 3 along the platform.
After a couple of minutes it did duly appeared ..



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« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2011, 04:48:54 PM »
Are there proper bicycle racks there, other than the blue boxes?
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« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2011, 04:50:22 PM »
There are a few, we will have to wait to see if anymore are placed as the 'make-over' rolls along ...  :bi
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« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2011, 07:28:32 AM »
Works continue ..





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« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2011, 05:00:40 PM »
Subway is taking shape at Oxley ... looking a lot brighter all round.













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« Reply #30 on: April 07, 2011, 05:49:33 PM »
Looking good :-t
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« Reply #31 on: April 07, 2011, 05:54:45 PM »
It is a good tart-up.  Lots of shade and good visibility across the platform.  The subway artwork looks wonderful.  The revamp would make some other stations through the western suburbs look a bit shabby, or they looked that way about two months ago.  At the very least, some high pressure hoses could be used to wash the grime from stations such as Graceville -- bring them up a treat.

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« Reply #32 on: April 09, 2011, 03:31:12 PM »
Some more photographs of the subway ..































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« Reply #33 on: April 09, 2011, 03:36:46 PM »
Nice.  :)

See that 3rd photograph. Imagine full length "busway style" large panel posters with maps of the BUZ network, connecting buses, train system and local roads.

Although I feel that money should be spent on boosting frequency of both services and feeder buses before tarting up stations (though I don't disagree that stations really need a tart up from their 1940's look) this looks good and inviting.

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« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2011, 05:12:44 PM »
Great job but no provision made to allow construction of the fourth platform so once again over 80% of the dress up is wasted, covering up rather than fixing the water leaks into the subway again looks great but life expectency?
A bit more thought could save quids and give a better result, bottom line is Oxley is now an old tart still with all its inherent problems but dressed up as a 20 year old.

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« Reply #35 on: April 09, 2011, 05:16:37 PM »
...  Oxley is now an old tart still with all its inherent problems but dressed up as a 20 year old.

Now, that is funny mu!   :-r

Still the murals are nice.  I can't help thinking that the effect will be lost largely now that Oxley has such an improved train frequency!!  But then again a lot more will be using the subway ...
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« Reply #36 on: April 16, 2011, 10:23:46 AM »
The morning peak Bowen Hills service at Oxley, Corinda to Indooroopilly, then Milton express from memory, around  ? 7.12am each week day morning.

It was a great commute, windows open in the oppressive Summer, gentle breezes ...



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« Reply #37 on: April 16, 2011, 02:35:52 PM »
Great photo Ozbob love seeing photos of the diesel hauled suburban trains  :-t
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« Reply #38 on: April 29, 2011, 11:13:45 AM »
The front murals have been done at Oxley, look great!












This painting of the left is the old SM's residence at Oxley, see --> Oxley Station Masters House


The subway still has some drainage issues ..







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« Reply #39 on: April 29, 2011, 05:08:42 PM »
Hmmm, this is just my opinion, but I don't think thats a drainage issue exactly, at least the water entering the underpass isn't, thats a kind of necessary evil. The drains in the floor may need some work though to get the water out again.
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