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Push for rail in Redbank Plains

QUEENSLAND Mayors have called on a plan to build a rail line between Springfield and Redbank Plains to be brought forward as a way of easing road congestion in booming population pockets.

A rail line between Richlands and Springfield will be finished by 2013, while the State Government has preserved a further corridor between Springfield and Yamanto.

The proposed Ipswich to Springfield rail line, which would include a Redbank Plains station, has not been earmarked to be built until 2020-2026.

In their recent Getting SEQ Moving: 2011-2012 submission, The Council of Mayors (SEQ) said having a Redbank Plains station come online was a high priority.

“Extending the rail line through to Redbank Plains will further improve accessibility to public transport for significant urban growth areas of Redbank Plains, Bellbird Park and more of Springfield,” the report said.

It said State Government funding is recommended for the project.

Their calls were backed up by Mayor Paul Pisasale, who said the strong rise in housing construction in this corridor “is enough reason for a second look at bringing forward the planned passenger rail to Redbank Plains.”

“With the rapid growth of Redbank Plains, especially around School Rd, any additional commitment by the state government would be very welcome and supports Ipswich as the solution to housing sustainable population growth in south east Queensland,” he said.

He said possible stations past the upcoming Springfield Central could be at the end of Keidges Rd and School Rd.

But a Transport and Main Roads spokesman said there were currently no plans to bring forward the project.

Robert Dow, spokesman for public transport lobby group Rail Back on Track, said his group would welcome moves to bring forward construction on the Springfield to Ipswich line.

Topics:  mayor paul pisasale project queensland government rail redbank plains



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