Bundaberg railway station

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Bundaberg
Bundaberg Railway Station, Queensland, July 2012.JPG
Station statistics
Address McLean Street, Bundaberg
Queensland, Australia
Coordinates 24°52′05″S 152°20′43″E / 24.86806°S 152.34528°E / -24.86806; 152.34528Coordinates: 24°52′05″S 152°20′43″E / 24.86806°S 152.34528°E / -24.86806; 152.34528
Line(s) North Coast Line
Connections Bus transfer
Platforms island platform (one side is a bay)
Tracks 2
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Services
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
toward Brisbane
The Sunlander
toward Cairns
Diesel Tilt Train
toward Cairns
toward Brisbane
Electric Tilt Train
toward Rockhampton
toward Brisbane
Spirit of the Outback
toward Longreach
Thabeban North Coast line
(current and former locations)
North Bundaberg

Bundaberg railway station is on the North Coast railway line, Queensland. Bundaberg is serviced by several Queensland Rail passenger trains, including the Tilt Train and is approximately four and a half hours north of Brisbane by rail, a vast improvement on days gone by when Bundaberg was an overnight journey away.[1][2]

History[edit]

Bundaberg's first railway station, on the Mount Perry railway line, was built in 1881 as a transfer station to the Bundaberg docks for shipping coal from nearby mines.[3] It is now in use as a museum.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Bundaberg Mail and its Day Train Counterpart Milne, Rod Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, May, 2000 pp165-171
  2. ^ Internet Archive Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Queensland's Rail Heritage: Bundaberg Railway Museum