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ONE of the busiest stations in Brisbane's Citytrain network will close next month for major refurbishment work.
South Brisbane station - which is used by nearly 4000 people a day - will be out of action for as long as two months during the upgrade.
It is not clear when Queensland Rail or Translink were planning on making the closure public but a spokesman said alternative transport arrangements were being made.
The upgrade will include raising the platform so it is level with the carriages to make them wheelchair-accessible, and restoring the station to its former heritage glory.
Robert Dow from commuter advocacy group Back on Track said the upgrade was much-needed but "early notification was required so people could start planning alternative transport".
"The lack of notice generally (about service disruptions) is something that's irritating a lot of people," Mr Dow said.
"It will affect some local businesses in terms of walk-up patronage but it has to be done."
He said there would be no extra cost to passengers in fares, but trips were likely to take more time.
"It's important people know so they can plan," Mr Dow said.
A total of $200 million is being spent on upgrading city network stations, including Toowong, Alderley, Enoggera and Banyo.
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