Cross River Rail creating inclusive transport
03 Dec 2020
To learn from commuters’ experiences and to hear from as many voices as possible while we are constructing Cross River Rail, we consult across a wide range of community groups.
One of the key groups we consult with is our Accessibility Reference Group. The group meets monthly and includes people with lived experience of disability, who provide valuable insights into the project’s design and the usability of our stations and precincts.
The group also participates in site visits, which are a crucial opportunity for the group to get a feel for ‘on the ground’ conditions, and help inform the project about how to create inclusive and functional spaces within Cross River Rail’s new and upgraded stations.
So far, the group has provided input on:
- Roma Street Busway station temporary access;
- Lifts at Fairfield to Salisbury upgraded stations;
- Station wayfinding for commuters with low or no vision or hearing;
- Underground station detailed design; and
- Aboveground station concept designs.
Cross River Rail is creating a legacy of inclusion for future Queensland infrastructure projects and the Accessibility Reference Group’s contributions will help ensure Cross River Rail’s new underground and upgraded above ground stations are easy to navigate for everyone.
The group’s important work will continue over the life of the project.