A multi-million-dollar accessibility upgrade at Nambour Station on the Sunshine Coast is now complete.
The new upgrades include a new lift from the subway to the station forecourt, accessible toilets and parking, as well as a raised platform to provide safer and easier access to trains.
The platform also has extended waiting shelters, new signage, and improved lighting and CCTV, as well as a range of accessibility features like hearing aid loops and tactile flooring surfaces.
Queensland Deputy Premier and Minister for Transport, Jackie Trad, said the station upgrade created 250 jobs and was part of the State Government’s $212 million program to make rail travel more accessible for all.
“I’m extremely proud to unveil the newly upgraded and now independently accessible Nambour station,” Ms Trad said.
“This upgrade means that everyone in the Nambour community, including wheelchair users, the elderly, travellers with luggage and parents with prams can now travel safely and easily.
“The station is now independently accessible and all platforms can be reached by paths, ramps and lifts, without using stairs.”