Toowong railway station

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Toowong
Toowong Railway Station, Queensland, Oct 2012.JPG
Station entrance in October 2012
LocationSherwood Road, Toowong
Coordinates 27°28′34″S152°59′49″E / 27.4760°S 152.9969°E / -27.4760; 152.9969 Coordinates: 27°28′34″S152°59′49″E / 27.4760°S 152.9969°E / -27.4760; 152.9969
Owned by Queensland Rail
Operated by City network
Line(s) Main
Distance4.48 kilometres from Central
Platforms4 (2 island)
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusStaffed
Station code600287 (platform 1)
600288 (platform 2)
600289 (platform 3)
600290 (platform 4)
Fare zone go card 1
Website Queensland Rail
History
Opened14 June 1875
Rebuilt1960
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station  Queensland Rail  Following station
toward  Bowen Hills
Ipswich & Rosewood Line
toward  Rosewood
Springfield Line

Toowong railway station is located on the Main line in Queensland, Australia. It serves the Brisbane suburb of Toowong. It is the closest station to the St Lucia campus of the University of Queensland.

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History

Toowong station opened on 14 June 1875. [1] [2] The station was submerged during the 1893 floods. [3]

The station was rebuilt in 1960 as part of the quadruplication of the line. [4] In the 1980s, the air rights were sold and redeveloped as the Toowong Village shopping centre. [5]

Services

Toowong is served by City network services operating from Nambour, Caboolture, Kippa-Ring and Bowen Hills to Springfield Central, Ipswich and Rosewood. [6] [7]

Services by platform

PlatformLinesDestinationsNotes
1 Ipswich & Rosewood Ipswich & Rosewood* [8]
Springfield Springfield Central [8]
2 Ipswich & Rosewood Bowen Hills, Caboolture & Nambour [9]
Springfield Bowen Hills, Doomben, Kippa-Ring, Caboolture & Nambour Caboolture & Nambour services operate Weekday afternoons only.
1 Doomben service operate Mon-Thur afternoon only [9]
3 Ipswich & Rosewood Ipswich & Rosewood*evening peak only [10]
4 Ipswich & Rosewood Bowen Hills, Kippa-Ring, Caboolture & Nambour evening peak only [11]
Springfield Bowen Hills, Kippa-Ring, Caboolture & Nambour evening peak only [11]

*Note: One weekday morning service (4:56 am from Central) and selected afternoon peak services continue through to Rosewood. At all other times, a change of train is required at Ipswich. [6]

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References

  1. Meadows, Jane (1994). Brisbane's Western Suburbs: our heritage in focus. State Library of Queensland Foundation. p. 91. ISBN   0-7242-6077-3.
  2. Toowong Centre for the Government of Queensland
  3. "Toowong". The Telegraph (6, 336). Queensland, Australia. 7 February 1893. p. 2. Retrieved 7 February 2017 via National Library of Australia.
  4. "Graceville Railway Station (entry 602717)". Queensland Heritage Register . Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  5. "Queensland" Railway Digest April 1985 page 119
  6. 1 2 "Ipswich Rosewood Line timetable". TransLink . 2 March 2020.
  7. "Springfield Line timetable". TransLink . 2 March 2020.
  8. 1 2 Toowong Platform 1 TransLink
  9. 1 2 Toowong Platform 2 TransLink
  10. Toowong Platform 3 TransLink
  11. 1 2 Toowong Platform 4 TransLink