Doomben railway station

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Doomben
Doomben Railway Station, Queensland, Oct 2012.JPG
Station statistics
Address Lamington Avenue, Ascot
Coordinates 27°25′53″S 153°04′31″E / 27.4314°S 153.0753°E / -27.4314; 153.0753Coordinates: 27°25′53″S 153°04′31″E / 27.4314°S 153.0753°E / -27.4314; 153.0753
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking 6 bays
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code 600435 (platform 1)
600436 (platform 2)
Owned by Queensland Rail
Fare zone 2
go card Accepted
Services
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
toward Roma Street
Doomben Line Terminus
Terminus Pinkenba Line
toward Pinkenba

Doomben is a railway station and the terminus of the Doomben line in Ascot, a northeast suburb of Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, Australia. It is part of the Queensland Rail City network and terminus for passenger services on the Pinkenba line. It is in Zone 2 of the TransLink integrated public transport system.

The station is nearby to the Doomben Racecourse, after which it is named.

History[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Rail transport in Queensland.

The line opened on 3 September 1882 to Pinkenba railway station. A station for Doomben Racecourse was opened in 1909[1] alongside the Nudgee Road level crossing, and in 1976 a new station – Whinstanes-Doomben – opened slightly further east; Whinstanes was the name of the industrial branch line that crosses Kingsford Smith Drive to the Hamilton Cold Stores.

The station was renamed as simply Doomben with the electrification of the line in 1988, but only as far as Eagle Farm station, the next station east.

Passenger services on the line were suspended on 27 September 1993 by the Goss Labor Party state government rationalization of the rail network throughout Queensland, with the suspending or closing of unprofitable and under-utilized rail lines. However, the station remained functional as a freight control centre.

On 27 January 1998, passenger services resumed under a Borbidge National Party government,[2] and the station re-opened to passengers as a terminus as passenger services only operated to as far as Doomben.

Services by platform[edit]

Platform Line Destination Notes
1 Doomben City & Park Road All stations
2 Closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shunting Doomben Milne, Rod Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, November 1991 pp264-275
  2. ^ "Doomben Rail Service Resume January 27" (Press release). Queensland Government. 21 January 1998. Retrieved 22 November 2007. 

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