Ipswich railway station, Brisbane

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Ipswich
Ipswich Railway Station, Queensland, May 2012.JPG
Station statistics
Address Bell Street, Ipswich
Coordinates 27°36′47″S 152°45′37″E / 27.6130°S 152.7603°E / -27.6130; 152.7603Coordinates: 27°36′47″S 152°45′37″E / 27.6130°S 152.7603°E / -27.6130; 152.7603
Line(s)
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 4
Parking 77
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code 600347 (platform 1)
600348 (platform 2)
600349 (platform 3)
600350 (platform 4)
Owned by Queensland Rail
Fare zone 7
go card Accepted
Services
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
toward Bowen Hills
Ipswich Line
toward Rosewood
toward Brisbane
The Westlander
toward Charleville

Ipswich Station is a railway station on the Ipswich Line of Brisbane, Australia. It was the first railway station built in Queensland, as the first terminus for the Rosewood railway line.[1]

It is now part of the Queensland Rail City network. It is the terminus for the Ipswich and Rosewood lines. It is located in the city of Ipswich in South East Queensland. It is also one of the few Citytrain stations with buildings built over itself for other purposes. The station is in Zone 7 of the TransLink integrated public transport system.

The station recorded a high rate of violent assaults in the 12 month period between March 2008 and March 2009.[2]

History[edit]

The first Ipswich Railway Station in 1865

The first railway station opened in Ipswich in 1865. In 1887, the station was completely rebuilt.[3]

Plans were made for the station to be relocated to Darling Street in 1918, however never eventuated.[4]

In 1978 a large office and retail complex (currently known as Ipswich Central Plaza) was built above the station and spanning both sides of Bell Street following the sale of air rights. The last remaining old platform and buildings were demolished in 1985.[5]

Services by platform[edit]

Platform Line Destination Notes
1 Caboolture City & Caboolture Most all stations services
2 Caboolture
Rosewood
City & Caboolture
Rosewood
Peak-hr services
Most all stations services
3 Caboolture
Rosewood
City & Caboolture
Rosewood
Peak-hr services
Some all stations services
4 Caboolture City & Caboolture Some peak-hr services

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