Fairfield station accessibility rebuild update
Fairfield station customers can start looking forward to a new station in the future but right now, to ensure works can be undertaken safely and more efficiently, Fairfield station is closed until late-2022. The station is being rebuilt to increase accessibility and create a better transport experience for all customers.
The works at Fairfield station will include:
- Reconstruction of platforms 1 and 2 including building new retaining walls, and the addition of a third platform
- Relocation of in-ground services
- Installation of new shade canopies and new station furniture (seating, bins, etc.)
- Construction of a new pedestrian overpass, lifts and stairs
- Installation of services including CCTV, wayfinding signage, lighting and ticketing.
The customer waiting shelter and signage will be carefully removed, stored off site and reinstated back onto the station grounds at completion of the upgrade. For more information, click here..
When the station reopens, construction will continue to complete permanent features. These activities have less on an impact on station operations and will occur when services are operating from the station.
To help customers reach their destination during the station closure, there will be alternative transport options. See below for our top travel tips.
Access during station closure
During the closure, pedestrian access will be maintained over the rail corridor between Equity and Mildmay Streets via existing overpasses (see map). 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 station platforms or construction area during the closure.
During the station closure you may notice some changes in and around the station, such as temporary traffic changes on Mildmay and Equity Streets and temporary footpath changes surrounding the station.
There are plenty of alternative travel options to support you during the closure:
- If you travel from the Fairfield Road side of the station, you could use the 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 Annerley side of Fairfield station, you could use high frequency bus services, such as route 100, on Ipswich Road
- If you would like to continue travelling by train, Yeronga station is now open to customers, with plenty of space in the commuter car park on Fairfield Road
- If you need an accessible station, Yeerongpilly station is the closest station with lift access.
There may be other local services that are better for you, so remember to plan ahead before you travel.
You can top up or buy a go card online at the TransLink website, by visiting a local retailer at Fairfield Gardens News in Fairfield Gardens Shopping Centre or Junction News and Casket on Ipswich Road, or by calling 13 12 30.
You can read more about the Fairfield station accessibility rebuild process by using the link below: