Roma Street railway station

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Roma Street
Roma Street Railway Station, Queensland, Dec 2012.JPG
Westbound view in December 2012
Location Roma Street, Brisbane
Coordinates 27°27′55″S153°01′09″E / 27.4652°S 153.0191°E / -27.4652; 153.0191 Coordinates: 27°27′55″S153°01′09″E / 27.4652°S 153.0191°E / -27.4652; 153.0191
Owned by Queensland Rail
Operated byQueensland Rail
Line(s) North Coast
Main Line
Gold Coast
NSW North Coast
Distance0.75 kilometres from Central
Platforms9 (3 side, 3 islands)
Tracks10
Connections Roma Street busway station
Brisbane Transit Centre
Construction
Structure typeGround (Terraced)
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusStaffed
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
Website Queensland Rail
History
Opened14 June 1875
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesBrisbane
Services
Preceding station  Queensland Rail  Following station
Terminus Airport Line
toward  Bowen Hills
Beenleigh Line
toward  Beenleigh
Terminus Caboolture Line
toward  Caboolture
toward  Bowen Hills
Cleveland Line
toward  Cleveland
Terminus Doomben Line
toward  Doomben
One-way operation
Exhibition Line
One-way operation
Terminus Ferny Grove Line
toward  Ferny Grove
toward  Bowen Hills
Gold Coast Line
toward  Varsity Lakes
toward  Bowen Hills
Ipswich & Rosewood Line
toward  Rosewood
Terminus Redcliffe Peninsula Line
toward  Kippa-Ring
Terminus Shorncliffe Line
toward  Shorncliffe
toward  Bowen Hills
Springfield Line
Terminus Sunshine Coast Line
toward  Nambour or Gympie North
Long distance services
Preceding station  Queensland Rail  Following station
Terminus Spirit of Queensland
toward  Cairns
Electric Tilt Train
toward  Rockhampton
Spirit of the Outback
toward  Longreach
The Westlander
toward  Charleville
Preceding station  NSW TrainLink  Following station
Terminus NSW TrainLink North Coast
towards  Sydney

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.

Brisbane central business district Suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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 North-east state of Australia

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.

Contents

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. [1]

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.

History

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. [1]

Roma Street, Brisbane

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 Australian architect

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 Australian mayor

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. [2] 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. [1]

North Coast railway line, Queensland railway line in Queensland, Australia

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, Brisbane railway station in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Sandgate railway station is located on the Shorncliffe line in Queensland, Australia. It serves the Brisbane suburb of Sandgate.

Central railway station, Brisbane railway station in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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. [1] [3]

Bowen Hills railway station railway station in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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. [1] [4] In October 1986, the Brisbane Transit Centre opened to the south of the station.

Merivale Bridge

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.

Beenleigh railway line

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.

Dual gauge line of track for trains of two separate track gauges

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. [5] Platforms 7, 8 and 9 opened on 11 June 1996 [6] while refurbished Platforms 4, 5 and 6 reopened in January 1997. [7]

Platform 1 became part of the Roma Street busway station on 19 May 2008. [8]

Services

Roma Street station is served by all suburban and interurban City network lines. [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] Also see Inner City timetable [19]

It is also the terminus station for long-distance Traveltrain services [20] [21] [22] [23] and NSW TrainLink's service to Sydney. [24] A motorail loading dock is located on Platform 10. [25]

Services by platform

PlatformLinesDestinationsNotes
2 NSW TrainLink North Coast Sydney 1 daily NSW TrainLink XPT service [24]
Doomben Doomben 1 weekday service [26]
3 Doomben Doomben [27]
Gold Coast Brisbane Airport Domestic & Varsity Lakes (on occasion)
4 Beenleigh Beenleigh, Kuraby & Coopers Plains [28]
Gold Coast Varsity Lakes
5 Beenleigh Beenleigh [29]
Cleveland Cleveland
6 Beenleigh Beenleigh & Ferny Grove [30]
Doomben Doomben
Gold Coast Brisbane Airport Domestic & Varsity Lakes
Shorncliffe Shorncliffe
7 Ferny Grove Ferny Grove [31]
Caboolture Caboolture
Doomben Doomben
Gold Coast Brisbane Airport Domestic
Shorncliffe Shorncliffe
Sunshine Coast Gympie North
8 Ipswich & Rosewood Ipswich & Rosewood [32]
Springfield Springfield Central
9 Caboolture Caboolture [33]
Redcliffe Peninsula Kippa-Ring
Sunshine Coast Nambour and Gympie North
10
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Traveltrain
Spirit of Queensland to and from Cairns [20]
Spirit of the Outback to and from Longreach [21]
Tilt Train to and from Bundaberg & Rockhampton [22]
The Westlander to and from Charleville [23]

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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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "Roma Street Railway Station (entry 601208)". Queensland Heritage Register . Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  2. "OPENING OF THE SANDGATE RAILWAY". The Brisbane Courier . XXXVI, (7, 591). Queensland, Australia. 11 May 1882. p. 3. Retrieved 12 December 2018 via National Library of Australia.
  3. "Roma Street stn" Railway Gazette 18 July 1941 page 54
  4. "Opening of Brisbane Transit Centre" Railway Digest August 1986 page 240
  5. "New Long-Distance Platform at Roma Street" Railway Digest December 1995 page 21
  6. "Additional City Tunnels & Track Commissioned" Railway Digest July 1996 page 17
  7. "QR Citytrain News" Railway Digest March 1997 page 18
  8. "INB Queen St to Upper Roma St". Leighton Contractors. Archived from the original on 18 February 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  9. "Airport/Gold Coast Line timetable". TransLink . Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  10. "Beenleigh Line timetable". TransLink . Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  11. "Cleveland Line timetable". TransLink . Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  12. "Ipswich Rosewood Line timetable". TransLink . Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  13. "Springfield Line timetable". TransLink . Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  14. "Caboolture Line timetable". TransLink . Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  15. "Doomben Line timetable". TransLink . Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  16. "Ferny Grove Line timetable". TransLink . Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  17. "Shorncliffe Line timetable". TransLink . Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  18. "Sunshine Coast Line timetable". TransLink . Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  19. "Inner City timetable" (PDF). TransLink . 24 July 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  20. 1 2 "Spirit of Queensland timetable" (PDF). Queensland Rail Travel. 14 December 2018.
  21. 1 2 "Spirit of the Outback timetable" (PDF). Queensland Rail Travel. 14 December 2018.
  22. 1 2 "Tilt Train timetable" (PDF). Queensland Rail Travel. 14 December 2018.
  23. 1 2 "Westlander & Inlander timetable" (PDF). Queensland Rail Travel. 14 December 2018.
  24. 1 2 "North Coast timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 30 September 2018.
  25. Transporting motor vehicles Archived 21 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine Traveltrain
  26. Roma Street Platform 2 TransLink
  27. Roma Street Platform 3 TransLink
  28. Roma Street Platform 4 TransLink
  29. Roma Street Platform 5 TransLink
  30. Roma Street Platform 6 TransLink
  31. Roma Street Platform 7 TransLink
  32. Roma Street Platform 8 TransLink
  33. Roma Street Platform 9 TransLink