Started by mufreight, January 24, 2012, 16:09:45 PM
QuoteStop the rot, duplicate the Sunshine Coast rail line.
Quote from: Stillwater on February 16, 2012, 10:50:26 AMPerhaps the next time those officials file into a meeting room to ponder the plight of the SCL, someone should lock the door and run the show like the election of a new pope -- no one comes out until there is a decision. The longest conclave of cardinals to elect a new pope ran from November 1268 to September 1, 1271. It resulted in the election of Pope Gregory X, but not before three cardinals died and one resigned.So, those officials have about another 10 months of deliberations to match that record. Will they exceed it?When they do make up their mind, perhaps long-suffering SCL commuters could gather in Anzac Square so that an official could open a window at the end of the meeting to release the stale cigarette fog, thus sending heavenwards a puff of white smoke to reveal a resolution of the matter.
Quote from: Fares_Fair on February 17, 2012, 08:54:14 AMWork begins today (subject to the weather) to replace approx. 20 plywood floor sheets at Palmwood's temporary rail platform. Regards,Fares_Fair.
QuoteTAXPAYERS have forked out $1.728 million for temporary platforms at seven Sunshine Coast train stations which remain in place six years after being installed and more than four years after they were due to be replaced by permanent structures. Queensland Rail has been renting the platforms at Mooloolah, Eudlo, Palmwoods, Woombye, Eumundi, Pomona and Cooran for a combined annual cost of $288,000 for what are steel scaffold structures topped with painted plywood decks. The platforms are intended to make it easier for passengers to access every car of a six-car commuter train. Eudlo is the only station where constraints mean only four cars can be accessed. Advocacy group Rail Back on Track administrator Robert Dow said the fact the structures were still in use in 2016 was "more proof of the bungle that is politics and infrastructure policy in Queensland". The group's Sunshine Coast spokesman Jeff Addison said a Right To Information request he had filed in 2011 revealed the platforms were meant to be replaced by permanent structures by June 30, 2011 - 12 to 18 months after they were installed. "Six years on and they are still there," he said. "It just shows no consideration for the people of the Sunshine Coast. The Government can act to get light rail and duplicated lines to the Gold Coast but ask it to do that for the Sunshine Coast and they don't try." A Queensland Rail spokesperson said permanent platform extensions would be constructed at Pomona, Cooran and Eumundi stations with completion targeted for late this year at a cost of $3 million. The future of the remaining four temporary platforms, however, appear dependent on the eventual Beerburrum-to-Nambour rail duplication. "The four extensions at Mooloolah, Eudlo, Palmwoods and Woombye will also be replaced with permanent platforms, but are being considered for construction alongside the business case for the Beerburrum-to-Nambour rail duplication," a Queensland Rail spokesperson said. "Constructing permanent extensions at the remaining four stations as part of the rail duplication is expected to deliver significant savings and reduce construction impacts for local commuters. "The temporary extensions were designed as a low-cost interim solution, while consideration was given to constructing permanent extensions as part of the Beerburrum-to-Nambour rail duplication."
Quote from: James on January 09, 2016, 16:09:12 PMThe (LNP) opposition had actually committed money to Beerburrum - Landsborough duplication as part of the Strong Choices plan. A lot more than what was promised by Annastacia and co.
QuoteA POMONA property owner is looking for answers from Queensland Rail regarding $3 million proposed local station upgrades.Brian O'Connor has sent QR 11 questions he wants answered, starting with confirmation of reports that the three temporary railway station platforms at Eumundi, Pomona and Cooran are finally being replaced with work to be completed by late this year.Mr O'Connor is also seeking tender details on the project to see if the work is to be offered on the open market. The Sunshine Coast Daily last Saturday reported a Queensland Rail spokesperson saying permanent platform extensions would be constructed at the three locations for that cost figure."Does the scope of works include such things as new passenger shelters, seating, ticket machines, lighting and landscaping, or will what's there now stay?" Mr O'Connor askedAnd he wants assurances from QR that if new passenger shelters are to be constructed, "will they be designed to suit the architectural style and character of these three hinterland villages?"Mr O'Connor is also keen to find out if all three upgrades will proceed as one or what any priority will be."Will each station be closed while construction is under way, with passengers being transported by bus between stations either side, or will each station stay operations while construction proceeds?"A major concern, which Mr O'Connor said was shared by other Pomona people, is whether the cross-town path will be retained to provide better access to that station from Factory and Station streets."Can QR give an assurance that it will continue to provide an at-grade cross-town path over the NCL (North Coast line) between the Pomona Hotel and the Majestic Theatre, or is it proposed that this crossing be closed?"He also wants to know if the Pomona platform location be moved to take account of the flood situation?Mr O'Connor said the present "temporary" station platform had to be rebuilt after a flood in 2012."If the new permanent platform will stay where the temporary one is currently, will it be built in a way on pylons perhaps that will allow floodwater to pass beneath for a short period of time during a major flood event?"
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