Bowen Hills railway station

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Bowen Hills
Bowen Hills Railway Station, Queensland, July 2012.JPG
Northbound view from Platform 2 in July 2012
Location Abbotsford Road, Bowen Hills
Coordinates 27°26′43″S 153°02′15″E / 27.4454°S 153.0376°E / -27.4454; 153.0376Coordinates: 27°26′43″S 153°02′15″E / 27.4454°S 153.0376°E / -27.4454; 153.0376
Owned by Queensland Rail
Operated by Citytrain
Line(s) North Coast
Ferny Grove
Distance 2.66 kilometres from Central
Platforms 4 (2 islands)
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code 600005 (platform 1)
600000 (platform 2)
600002 (platform 3)
600007 (platform 4)
Fare zone 1
Website Queensland Rail
Opened 1973
Electrified Yes
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
toward Roma Street
Airport Line
Terminus Beenleigh Line
toward Beenleigh
toward Roma Street
Caboolture Line
toward Caboolture
Terminus Cleveland Line
toward Cleveland
toward Roma Street
Doomben Line
toward Doomben
toward Roma Street
Ferny Grove Line
toward Ferny Grove
Terminus Gold Coast Line
Terminus Ipswich and Rosewood Line
toward Rosewood
toward Roma Street
Shorncliffe Line
toward Shorncliffe
Terminus Springfield Line
toward Roma Street
Sunshine Coast Line
toward Nambour
toward Gympie North

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.


There have been three railways stations named Bowen Hills. The first from 1882 to 1889 was near Campbell Street. In 1890, a new station opened at the south end of the Abbotsford Road tunnel. In 1971, to allow for the Mayne marshalling yards to be expanded, Bowen Hill and Mayne Junction stations were closed with a new Bowen Hills station opening in 1973.[1]

As part of the quadruplication of the line from Roma Street station, Platforms 3 and 4 opened on 11 June 1996.[2][3][4]


In October 1904, Archibald Kerr, a 16-year-old boy, fell from a moving train near Bowen Hills station; the boy died from the injury to the back of his head caused by the fall. At the time, the train driver was not aware of the event until he was told about it by the signalman on the train's return journey at Brunswick Street station. The train gate was blamed as the cause of the accident at first, but after the gate was found to be in working order, the cause of the accident wasn't known.[5]


Bowen Hill station is served by Airport, Caboolture, Doomben, Ferny Grove, Shorncliffe, Springfield and Sunshine Coast line services.[6][7][8][9][10][11][12] It is adjacent to the Mayne Stabling Yards, with many services terminating here.[13]

Services by platform[edit]

Platform Lines Destinations Notes
1 Airport City, Beenleigh & Varsity Lakes [14]
Doomben City & Park Road [14]
City & Cleveland Evening peak only[14]
Ferny Grove City & Beenleigh [14]
Shorncliffe City & Cleveland [14]
2 Airport Brisbane Airport Domestic [15]
Caboolture Caboolture Early morning only[15]
Doomben Doomben [15]
Ferny Grove Ferny Grove [14]
Shorncliffe Shorncliffe [15]
Sunshine Coast Gympie North [15]
3 Caboolture City, Springfield Central, Ipswich & Rosewood [16]
Sunshine Coast City, Springfield Central & Ipswich [16]
4 Caboolture Caboolture [17]
Sunshine Coast Nambour [17]
Gympie North Weekday mornings only[17]


  1. ^ Bowen Hills & Mayne Centre for Queensland Government
  2. ^ "Roma Street - Bowen Hills Quadruplication Update" Railway Digest March 1995 page 14
  3. ^ "Inner City Rail Expansion" Railway Digest July 1995 page 17
  4. ^ "Additional City Tunnels & Track Commissioned" Railway Digest July 1996 page 17
  5. ^ "Bowen Hills Railway Fatality". The Brisbane Courier. 18 October 1904. p. 4. Retrieved 20 April 2010. 
  6. ^ Airport line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  7. ^ Caboolture line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  8. ^ Doomben line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  9. ^ Ferny Grove line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  10. ^ Shorncliffe line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  11. ^ Springfield line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  12. ^ Sunshine Coast line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  13. ^ South East Queensland Stabling Program Department of Transport & Main Roads
  14. ^ a b c d e f Bowen Hills Platform 1 TransLink
  15. ^ a b c d e Bowen Hills Platform 2 TransLink
  16. ^ a b Bowen Hills Platform 3 TransLink
  17. ^ a b c Bowen Hills Platform 4 TransLink

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