By Adam Coleman
Queensland’s acting Premier and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning, Paul Lucas has unveiled a revamped and environmentally friendly Indooroopilly station.
The $26.5 million refurbishment includes solar panels, a rainwater tank and a redesign in a bid to make public transport more eco-friendly.
Minister Lucas said the project set the standard for future infrastructure projects.
"Indooroopilly is the first station on the urban rail network to use solar panels which feed back into the power grid and features a rainwater tank providing water for toilets as part of its design.
"The design maximises use of natural lighting and improves ventilation to reduce air-conditioning usage in the station building."
Indooroopilly station is the busiest station outside the Brisbane CBD with an average of 1700 passengers passing through the station each peak hour.
Queensland Rail together with local schools planted 280 plants around the station to enhance its appearance and benefit the environment.
The station also features a mural, spanning 250 metres, that was the artistic collaboration of more than 200 students from local schools along with eight local artists.
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