Maryborough West is the primary station for the 108,200 residents of the Fraser Coast region and sees six to seven passenger trains each day. The existing station was built on a 6.7km deviation between Oakhurst and Aldershot to bypass the previously used Baddow station, which had required North Coast Line passenger trains to reverse into or out of the main platform.
The regional station accessibility program will also see upgrades start on the 1973-built Rockhampton station - the largest regional station complex still in use on the North Coast Line, previously boasting three through mainline platforms and three dock platforms. Planning is also underway to improve access at the Bundaberg station.
Gympie North was built at the same time to the same design as Maryborough West, so while not yet mentioned in the program, would likely be meeting the same fate as Maryborough West in the future.