Ipswich railway station, Queensland

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Ipswich
Ipswich Railway Station, Queensland, May 2012.JPG
Station in May 2012
LocationBell Street, Ipswich
Coordinates 27°36′47″S152°45′37″E / 27.6130°S 152.7603°E / -27.6130; 152.7603 Coordinates: 27°36′47″S152°45′37″E / 27.6130°S 152.7603°E / -27.6130; 152.7603
Elevation19 metres
Owned by Queensland Rail
Operated by City network
Line(s) Main
Distance38.64 kilometres from Central
Platforms4 (2 island)
Tracks4
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Parking77 bays
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusStaffed
Station code600347 (platform 1)
600348 (platform 2)
600349 (platform 3)
600350 (platform 4)
Fare zone go card 3
Website Queensland Rail
TransLink timetable information
History
Opened1865
Rebuilt1887, 1978
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station Queensland Rail Following station
East Ipswich
towards Bowen Hills
Ipswich & Rosewood Line Terminus
Thomas Street
towards Rosewood
Terminus Ipswich & Rosewood Line
Rosewood shuttle
Long distance services
Corinda
towards Brisbane
The Westlander Rosewood
towards Charleville

Ipswich railway station is located on the Main line in Queensland, Australia. It serves the urban centre of Ipswich.

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History

Ipswich Railway Station, circa 1906 StateLibQld 1 67268 Ipswich Railway Station, Queensland, ca. 1906.jpg
Ipswich Railway Station, circa 1906

The first railway station opened in Ipswich in 1865. It was the first railway station built in Queensland, as the first terminus for the 34 kilometre section of the Main line from Grandchester. [1] [2] [3] In 1887, the station was completely rebuilt. [4]

Two pieces of associated historic railway infrastructure are the:

The cabin, turnable, rail bridge and railway workshops are all listed on the Queensland Heritage Register.

In 1978, a large office and retail complex (currently known as Ipswich Central Plaza) was built above the station and spanning both sides of Bell Street following the sale of the air rights. [2] On 20 September 1980, the line was electrified from Darra. The last remaining old platform and buildings were demolished in 1985.

Services

Ipswich is served mainly by trains to and from Caboolture and Nambour, and is the terminus for the Rosewood shuttles. Some inbound services originate from Rosewood in the morning on-peak, and some outbound services continue to Rosewood in the afternoon peak. [5]

The Caboolture and Nambour trains outside of peak times typically stop all stations to Bowen Hills, then run express from Bowen Hills to Petrie, stopping only at Eagle Junction and Northgate. [6] [7] During weekday morning on-peak times, the trains also run express from Darra to Milton, stopping only at Indooroopilly. [5] Some weekday services continue past Petrie to Kippa-Ring instead of Caboolture or Nambour. [5]

During morning on-peak times (6:00 am – 8:30 am, Monday to Friday), [8] city bound services depart every six minutes at best, [5] and during afternoon peak times (3:30 pm – 7:00 pm, Monday to Friday), [8] terminating services arrive every 12 minutes at best. [5] During off-peak times, Caboolture and Nambour services depart and arrive at half hourly intervals, with every second train being met by a Rosewood shuttle train. [5] Weekday morning on-peak express services take 50 minutes to reach Central, and 58 minutes to reach Central on an off-peak all-stations service. [5]

Ipswich is also served by Queensland Rail Travel's twice weekly Westlander service travelling between Brisbane and Charleville. [9]

Services by platform

The station has two island platforms. One (Platforms 3 and 4) is usually only used during peak periods.

Services by platform

PlatformLineDestinationsExpressNotes
1 Ipswich and Rosewood Bowen Hills, Caboolture & Nambour Darra to Milton, stopping at Indooroopilly (morning peak only), and from Bowen Hills to Petrie railway station, stopping at Eagle Junction and Northgate [5] [10]
Kippa-Ring Bowen Hills to Northgate, stopping at Eagle Junction [11] Three weekday afternoon services only [10]
2 Ipswich and Rosewood Rosewood Most weekday and all weekend services [12]
Caboolture Darra to Milton, stopping at Indooroopilly (morning peak only), and from Bowen Hills to Petrie railway station, stopping at Eagle Junction and Northgate [5] [6] [7] Two weekday morning services to Caboolture only [12]
3 Ipswich and Rosewood Rosewood Some morning and afternoon peak services only [13]
Bowen Hills, Caboolture & Nambour Darra to Milton, stopping at Indooroopilly (morning peak only), and from Bowen Hills to Petrie railway station, stopping at Eagle Junction and Northgate [5] [6] [7] Some morning & afternoon peak services [12]
4 Ipswich and Rosewood Bowen Hills, Caboolture & Nambour Darra to Milton, stopping at Indooroopilly (morning peak only), and from Bowen Hills to Petrie railway station, stopping at Eagle Junction and Northgate [5] [6] [7] Some morning & afternoon peak services [14]
Kippa-Ring Bowen Hills to Northgate, stopping at Eagle Junction [11] One morning and One afternoon service only

Westside Bus Company operates nine routes from the Bell Street bus station, directly adjacent to Ipswich station:

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References

  1. Photograph of Ipswich railway station circa 1965 Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia
  2. 1 2 Ipswich History Time Line City of Ipswich
  3. Ipswich Centre for the Government of Queensland
  4. "Book of Views" published by Macfarlane & Sons
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  8. 1 2 "Off-peak times | TransLink". translink.com.au. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
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