NY inspires QLD

New York’s Grand Central Station is a ‘good model’ for Brisbane project

NY inspires QLD
Premier Campbell Newman

New York’s iconic Grand Central Station has been called a good model for Queensland’s own underground bus and rail network project, as Premier Campbell Newman tours parts of the US.

Newman is currently leading a group of Queensland companies on a trade mission to promote the State’s industries in Los Angeles, New York and Houston.

Newman says the project underneath New York’s iconic Grand Central Station is a good model for Queensland’s own underground bus and rail network, which is set to transform transport in Brisbane’s CBD.

"The Brisbane project will create hundreds of jobs and is a major project that delivers on our election commitments," he says.

"We promised to grow construction as one of the four pillars of the economy and we promised to revitalise frontline services and create jobs."

Newman says the state can learn from the New York city experience as it goes through the process of building its major rail system to service the Eastern part of the state.

"This New York project involves major station cavern construction and deep levelled stations beneath existing and operating rail stations and city environments," he says.

The double stacked platforms within the station cavern at Grand Central will be very similar to the three major underground stations at Woolloongabba, George Street and Roma Street.

"Jobs growth and building the economy are keys to this trade mission and New York’s experience with its project will help us achieve both these aims in Queensland," says Newman.

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