|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||10 (4 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 2001, Roma Street Parkland opened to the north of the station on the site of the former Roma Street goods yards.Visitors not travelling on Queensland Rail services can obtain a free pass to transit through the station concourse from Roma Street to the parklands.
Platform 1 became part of the Roma Street busway station on 19 May 2008, with the construction of the Inner Northern Busway.
Roma Street Station will be affected by both the Cross River Rail and Brisbane Metro projects.
The Brisbane Transit Centre complex was planned to be demolished in 2020.Businesses in the existing buildings were closed down between late 2018 and early 2019, with reports of controversy surrounding claims for compensation by small business tenants.
According to the Cross River Rail Construction plan, new underground platforms will be constructed to service Cross River Rail services.The next stations for the Cross River Rail services will be Albert Street (southbound) and Exhibition (northbound).
The proposed Brisbane Metro Line 1 services will terminate at Roma Street Station, with the previous station being King George Square. Brisbane Metro Line 2 services will continue through Roma Street following the existing Northern Busway route, with the next stations being Normanby (northbound) and King George Square (southbound).
Due to the anticipated demolition of the Brisbane Transit Centre, a temporary long-distance bus terminal was constructed on the opposite side of Roma Street Station (near Platform 10) and opened in September 2019.
Roma Street station is served by all suburban and interurban City network lines.
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|
|3||Not used for regularly timetabled services|
|4||Beenleigh||Beenleigh, Kuraby & Coopers Plains|
|Gold Coast||Varsity Lakes|
|6||Beenleigh||Beenleigh & Ferny Grove|
|Airport & Gold Coast||Brisbane Airport Domestic & Varsity Lakes|
|7||Ferny Grove||Ferny Grove|
|Airport||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|
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