Detailed designs of the new Pimpama Station at the Gold Coast have been shared. The station will be constructed as part of the Cross River Rail project, an influential part of the Queensland government’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan.
Today’s images were part of a consultation on the design of the new Pimpama station starting today and running until 7 August.
In the future, this new station will ensure that locals benefit from Cross River Rail – being able to catch a train within minutes of arriving during peak times.
Locals are invited to have their say on the detailed design released for the new Pimpama station, which is being built as part of the transformational Cross River Rail project.
Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said there would be a staged approach to community consultation on the designs for each of the three new Gold Coast stations, starting with Pimpama on Monday, 12 July.
The Cross River Rail project, with an estimated cost of $5.4 billion, aims to will transform travel for residents and tourists across all of South East Queensland.
The three new stations at Pimpama, Helensvale North and Merrimac, will help reinvigorate transport in crucial growth areas on the Gold Coast line. They are an essential part of the government’s record $27.5 billion roads and transport investment over four years, creating 24 000 jobs and helping to drive Queensland’s economic recovery.
These detailed designs are the next step in delivering these new stations for the Coast.
The need for these new stations is clear. Just last year, Pimpama’s population grew 13.7 per cent, making it one of the fastest-growing areas in our region.
With the next step of seeking public feedback, we can expect to see early works happening very soon and major construction happening next year to create a pipeline of jobs alongside record investment on the M1 and Coomera Connector.
Transport Minister Mark Bailey said early investigations commenced for Pimpama and the other stations in January, including geotechnical works, survey work, utility identification and environmental studies, including heritage, flora and fauna.
“These early investigations, as well as feedback already received from the community, have been crucial in refining the concept designs,” he said.
“Some of the design features for Pimpama include a new signalised intersection at the station entry off the Old Pacific Highway, improved pedestrian access, upgraded lifts to enhance passenger movement, and provision for a future car park expansion.
“Feedback from the detailed design will be used to inform the final design for construction.”
Early construction works are expected to commence in late 2021, with major construction to commence in 2022 and completed in time for Cross River Rail’s opening in 2025.
All three new Gold Coast stations will mean greater access to convenient rail services and more accessible travel within the Gold Coast and Brisbane.
For more information about Pimpama station and to have your say, visit Cross River Rail’s website.
Detailed designs for Helensvale North and Merrimac will be released later in the year, and residents can sign up for works notices and updates here.
Monday 12th July 2021 – Media Release
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