Indooroopilly station goes green

The new-look Indooroopilly station.

The new-look Indooroopilly station.

January 12, 2009 – 11:19AM

Indooroopilly Train Station has been named the city’s first “green” transport hub following a $26.5 million revamp that includes a rainwater tank and solar panels.

The new-look rail station in Brisbane’s inner-west was officially unveiled yesterday and features a range of eco-friendly design elements.

It is the first station on the urban rail network to use solar panels, which feed electricity back into the power grid, and also includes a rainwater tank for toilets.

Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Paul Lucas said the Translink-funded design maximises the use of natural lighting and cross-ventilation.

Indooroopilly is the busiest station outside of the CBD and caters for an average of 1700 passengers during each peak-hour travel period, Mr Lucas said.

“It’s hard to remember what the station looked like before the upgrade – it is now much safer and easier to access for all passengers,” he said.

A 250-metre art mural, produced by students from several local schools, added to the station’s aesthetic appeal, he said. More than 280 new plants were also used around the station.

The design includes a revamped concourse level, three lifts, a set of stairs and a new-look subway linking Coonan Street and Railway Avenue.

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