The Pinkenba railway line to Pinkenba opened on 3 September 1882 and the Ascot Railway Station was established in the same year. The Doomben railway line through Ascot station was electrified in 1988. All passenger services on the line were suspended in September 1993 by a GossLabor Party government as part of a state-wide rationalisation of the rail network with the closing or suspending of under-utilised or unprofitable rail lines. Only on days of major race events at nearby race tracks did few special services run on the line, and only to adjoining stations of Ascot and Doomben.
On 27 January 1998, electric passenger services resumed under a BorbidgeNational Party government, but only as far as Doomben, with bus connections to the other abandoned stations.