Bowen Hills railway station

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Bowen Hills
Bowen Hills Railway Station, Queensland, July 2012.JPG
Station statistics
Address 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
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 4
Parking 0
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code 600005 (platform 1)
600000 (platform 2)
600002 (platform 3)
600007 (platform 4)
Owned by Queensland Rail
Fare zone 1
Services
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 Line
toward Rosewood
Terminus Springfield Line
toward Roma Street
Nambour and Gympie North Line
toward Gympie North
toward Roma Street
Shorncliffe Line
toward Shorncliffe

Bowen Hills is a railway station in Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland, Australia. It is part of the Queensland Rail City network, located in Zone 1 of the TransLink integrated public transport system.

The station is a major junction and branching point for the northern lines of the network.

History[edit]

The second station c.1934

There have been three railways stations called 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.

Due to insufficient room to extend the platforms, the second Bowen Hills station was closed in 1971. A new Bowen Hills station opened on the current site at the north end of the tunnel in 1973.

Accidents[edit]

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 Fortitude Valley station (formerly Brunswick Street). 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.[1]

Platform layout[edit]

During peak hours, some trains may depart from different platforms from the ones listed below.

Platform Line Destination Notes
1 Beenleigh
Gold Coast
Cleveland Line
Beenleigh
Varsity Lakes
Cleveland
all stations and peak express
interurban express
all stations and peak express
2 Ferny Grove
Airport Line
Nambour and Gympie North
Doomben
Shorncliffe
Ferny Grove
Brisbane Airport
Gympie North
Doomben
Shorncliffe
all stations and peak express
Airtrain service
interurban express
all stations
all stations
3 Ipswich and Rosewood
Springfield
Exhibition
Ipswich/Rosewood
Springfield Central
Exhibition via Roma Street
all stations and peak express
all stations
during special events
4 Caboolture
Nambour and Gympie North
Caboolture
Nambour
all stations and peak express
interurban express

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bowen Hills Railway Fatality". The Brisbane Courier. 18 October 1904. p. 4. Retrieved 20 April 2010. 

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