Fairfield station accessibility rebuild

Fairfield station will close from Monday 28 March until late-2022 as part of the Cross River Rail station rebuilds between Dutton Park and Salisbury. The station is being rebuilt to increase accessibility and create a better transport experience for all customers.

 

Why is the closure of Fairfield station necessary?

The extended closure minimises overall disruption while allowing required works to take place as efficiently and safely as possible.

Description of works being undertaken

During the station closure, the following works will occur, weather and construction conditions permitting:

  • Reconstruction of platforms 1 and 2 including building new retaining walls
  • Relocation of in-ground services
  • Installation of new shade canopies and new station furniture (seating, bins, etc.)
  • Installation of services including CCTV, wayfinding signage, lighting and ticketing
  • Construction of a new pedestrian overpass, lifts, ramps and stairs.

During the station closure, pedestrian access will be maintained over the rail corridor between Equity and Mildmay Streets via existing overpasses. The overpass at the station will need to temporarily close to allow for construction of the
new accessible overpass. Advance notification will be provided to the community prior to any closure outlining detour routes. Pedestrians will not be able to access the platforms or construction area during the closure.

Alternative transport options

There are plenty of travel options to support you during the closure. Plan your journey at the TransLink website, or call 13 12 30.

By bus

  • If you travel from the Fairfield Road side of the station, you can use high frequency StationLink route 109 (with stops on Fairfield Road near Ashby Street) or route 196 (departing from Fairfield Gardens Shopping Centre)
  • If you travel from the Ipswich Road side of Fairfield station, you can use high frequency bus services, such as route 100, on Ipswich Road.

By train

  • If you prefer to continue travelling by train, Yeronga station will reopen on Monday 28 March, with plenty of space in the commuter car park on Fairfield Road
  • If you need an accessible station, Yeerongpilly is the closest station with lift access.

 

What to expect

During the station closure you may notice some intermittent disruptions such as:

  • Temporary traffic changes on Mildmay Street, Ashby Street and Equity Street. Traffic control will be in place to assist motorists
  • Light vehicles, trucks and machinery including excavators, frontend loaders, mobile cranes, vacuum trucks, small power tools, drills, saws, minor vibrating equipment and mobile lighting towers to light work areas at night
  • Changes around your local area such as construction vehicles, traffic management signs and personnel
  • Some noise, vibration and dust associated with the use of heavy machinery and equipment
  • Placement of temporary fencing and establishment of construction areas.