Westbound view in December 2012
|Location||Roma Street, Brisbane|
|Owned by||Queensland Rail|
|Operated by||Queensland Rail|
|Line(s)|| North Coast |
NSW North Coast
|Distance||0.75 kilometres from Central|
|Platforms||9 (3 side, 3 islands)|
|Connections|| Roma Street busway station |
Brisbane Transit Centre
|Structure type||Ground (Terraced)|
|Station code|| 600037 (platform 2)|
600033 (platform 3)
600036 (platform 4)
600034 (platform 5)
600030 (platform 6)
600028 (platform 7)
600029 (platform 8)
600038 (platform 9)
600035 (platform 10)
|Fare zone||Go card 1|
|Opened||14 June 1875|
Roma Street railway station is located in the Brisbane central business district, Queensland, Australia. It is the junction station for the North Coast, Main, Gold Coast and NSW North Coast lines.
The Brisbane central business district (CBD), officially gazetted as the suburb of Brisbane City and colloquially referred to as 'the city', is the heart of the state capital of Queensland, Australia. It is located on a point on the northern bank of the Brisbane River. The triangular shaped area is bounded by the Brisbane River to the east, south and west. The point, known at its tip as Gardens Point, slopes upward to the north-west where the city is bounded by parkland and the inner city suburb of Spring Hill to the north. The CBD is bounded to the north-east by the suburb of Fortitude Valley. To the west the CBD is bounded by Petrie Terrace, which in 2010 was reinstated as a suburb.
Queensland is the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia. Situated in the north-east of the country, it is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. To its north is the Torres Strait, with Papua New Guinea located less than 200 km across it from the mainland. The state is the world's sixth-largest sub-national entity, with an area of 1,852,642 square kilometres (715,309 sq mi).
Junction station usually refers to a railway station situated on or close to a junction where lines to several destinations diverge. The usual minimum is three incoming lines. If we look at a station with platforms running from left to right, the minimum to qualify as a junction station would usually be one line on the left and two on the right.
Although not easily visible to the public, the original 1873 Roma Street railway station building still exists within the modern complex and is listed on the Queensland Heritage Register.
The Queensland Heritage Register is a heritage register, a statutory list of places in Queensland, Australia that are protected by Queensland legislation, the Queensland Heritage Act 1992. The register is maintained by the Queensland Heritage Council.
The construction of a railway station on Roma Street was part of a plan to extend the Main Line to Brisbane. An iron station building designed by Sir Charles Fox & Sons was to be imported from the United Kingdom for this purpose, but economic problems in Queensland led to the order being cancelled. In 1873, the Superintendent of Public Buildings Francis Stanley designed a smaller station for the site, with construction beginning in the same year under John Petrie. The station was officially opened on 14 June 1875 as Brisbane at the same time that the Main Line opened to Indooroopilly.
Roma Street is a major street in Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, Australia. It is named after Diamantina Bowen, the wife of the first Governor of Queensland, George Bowen.
Francis Drummond Greville Stanley (1839—1897) was an architect in Queensland, Australia. He was the Queensland Colonial Architect. Many of his designs are now heritage-listed buildings.
John Petrie was the first Mayor of Brisbane, an architect, stonemason and building contractor in that city.
A goods and carriage shed were added shortly after. In 1882, Roma Street became a junction station with the North Coast line opening to Sandgate.With the opening of Central station as Brisbane's principal station on 18 August 1889, the station was renamed Roma Street. As traffic grew, so did the Roma Street precinct with a locomotive shed added.
The North Coast railway line is a narrow gauge railway line in Queensland, Australia. It commences at Roma Street station, Brisbane, and largely parallels the Queensland coast to Cairns in Far North Queensland. The line is electrified between Brisbane and Rockhampton. Along the way, the 1680 km railway passes through the numerous towns and cities of eastern Queensland including Nambour, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Mackay and Townsville. The line though the centre of Rockhampton runs down the middle of Denison Street.
Sandgate railway station is located on the Shorncliffe line in Queensland, Australia. It serves the Brisbane suburb of Sandgate.
Central railway station is located on the North Coast line in Queensland, Australia. It is the principal station on the City network and is located in the Brisbane central business district.
In 1911, the precinct was rearranged with the locomotive and carriage sheds relocated to Mayne near Bowen Hills. On 30 November 1940, Roma Street again became the principal station for long distance services with new platforms built to the south of the existing platforms.
Bowen Hills railway station is located on the North Coast line in Queensland, Australia. It serves the Brisbane suburb of Bowen Hills. North of the station, the Ferny Grove line branches off.
Following the opening of the Merivale Bridge on 18 November 1978, Roma Street was also served by Beenleigh line services. on 21 June 1986, it became a dual gauge station with the extension of the standard gauge NSW North Coast line from South Brisbane.In October 1986, the Brisbane Transit Centre opened to the south of the station.
The Merivale Bridge is a double track railway bridge crossing the Brisbane River. It crosses the Milton Reach of the river, slightly to the west of the William Jolly Bridge. Exclusively a railway crossing, it is located between the stations of South Brisbane and Roma Street, linking the northern and southern elements of the Queensland Rail City network. The Merivale Bridge is the only inner-city rail crossing in Brisbane. By 2016 it is expected to be over capacity, leading the Queensland Government to announce the Cross River Rail project.
The Beenleigh railway line is a suburban railway line extending 40.1 km (24.9 mi) east-southeast from Brisbane Central railway station, the state capital of Queensland, Australia. It is part of the Queensland Rail City network.
A dual gauge railway is a track that allows the passage of trains of two different track gauges. It is sometimes called a "mixed gauge" track. A dual gauge track consists of three rails. There will be two vital rails, one for each gauge close together and a third rail, a "common" rail further away. Sometimes, four rails are required using two outer and two inner rails to create the dual gauge. Dual gauge is not to be confused with a "third rail" or "check or guard rails".
As part of the quadruplication of the North Coast line to Bowen Hills, the station was rebuilt. On 1 November 1995, a new Platform 10 was opened on the station's north side as the platform for long distance services, these services had previously used Platforms 2 and 3.Platforms 7, 8 and 9 opened on 11 June 1996 while refurbished Platforms 4, 5 and 6 reopened in January 1997.
Platform 1 became part of the Roma Street busway station on 19 May 2008.
Roma Street station is served by all suburban and interurban City network lines.Also see Inner City timetable
It is also the terminus station for long-distance Traveltrain servicesand NSW TrainLink's service to Sydney. A motorail loading dock is located on Platform 10.
|2||NSW TrainLink North Coast||Sydney||1 daily NSW TrainLink XPT service|
|Doomben||Doomben||1 weekday service|
|Gold Coast||Brisbane Airport Domestic & Varsity Lakes (on occasion)|
|4||Beenleigh||Beenleigh, Kuraby & Coopers Plains|
|Gold Coast||Varsity Lakes|
|6||Beenleigh||Beenleigh & Ferny Grove|
|Gold Coast||Brisbane Airport Domestic & Varsity Lakes|
|7||Ferny Grove||Ferny Grove|
|Gold Coast||Brisbane Airport Domestic|
|Sunshine Coast||Gympie North|
|8||Ipswich & Rosewood||Ipswich & Rosewood|
|Sunshine Coast||Nambour and Gympie North|
|10||Traveltrain||Spirit of Queensland to and from Cairns|
|Spirit of the Outback to and from Longreach|
|Tilt Train to and from Bundaberg & Rockhampton|
|The Westlander to and from Charleville|
Adjacent to the station lies the Roma Street busway station that is served by Brisbane Transport services and the Brisbane Transit Centre that is served by Crisps Coaches, Greyhound Australia, Murrays, NSW TrainLink and Premier Motor Service long-distance coach services.
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