Landsborough railway station

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Landsborough
Landsborough Railway Station, Queensland, Sep 2012.JPG
Station statistics
Address Cribb Street, Landsborough
Coordinates 26°48′29″S 152°57′57″E / 26.8081°S 152.9657°E / -26.8081; 152.9657Coordinates: 26°48′29″S 152°57′57″E / 26.8081°S 152.9657°E / -26.8081; 152.9657
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code 600487 (platform 1)
600488 (platform 2)
Owned by Queensland Rail
Fare zone 13 (TransLink)
go card Accepted
Services
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
toward Roma Street
Nambour and Gympie North Line
toward Gympie North
Long distance services
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
toward Brisbane
Electric Tilt Train
toward Rockhampton

Landsborough is a railway station on the Nambour and Gympie North Line of the Queensland Rail City rail network, in the northern part of South East Queensland; it is also a stop for many state-wide rail services. Located near the southern end of the Sunshine Coast, it falls within Zone 13 of the TransLink integrated public transport system. It is also where QR's Flagship Electric Tilt Train stops at this station.

History[edit]

In 2006, as a response to the rapidly growing area around Landsborough station, the Queensland Government announced that it would be radically upgrading the station, with the "north coast" region expected to grow by 150,000 by 2016.[1] The A$2.4m (US$2.2m, £1.33m) renovation was completed in late 2007, and included the building of new facilities, including new platforms, rainwater tanks, shelters, lighting, and toilets; a new cark park was also built. These upgrades are part of a A$275m overhaul of the Caboolture-Landsborough corridor, which includes realigning and duplicating tracks, as well as providing sidings for increased reliability and punctuality.[1] However, only the first phase of this project has been completed (between Caboolture and Beerburrum).

The station has one of the few remaining examples of World War II reinforced-concrete air raid shelters in Queensland. Landsborough was a regular stopping point for refreshments for the troop trains.[2]

Landsborough Bomb Shelter

Location[edit]

Landsborough station is located in the town of the same name, 82.5 km (51.3 mi) from the Brisbane central business district by rail. More importantly, it is the station closest to the major Sunshine Coast centres of Caloundra, Mooloolaba and Maroochydore, as much of the Sunshine Coast lacks any rail access. In order to address this, the Maroochydore Line is currently planned, with several works on the Nambour and Gympie North Line taking place in preparation.

Service[edit]

Landsborough station is on the Nambour and Gympie North Line, the longest interurban line of the Citytrain network. Trains run southbound to Brisbane Central with two stopping patterns south of Caboolture: express to Bowen Hills or express to Bowen Hills stopping at Petrie and Northgate.[3] Trains on both stopping patterns take 78 minutes to arrive at Central station, averaging 63.5 km/h (39.5 mph).[3]

Northbound trains to Nambour take 32 minutes to arrive at an average of 41.8 km/h (26.0 mph).[3] The station is also served by daily Traveltrain electric Tilt Train services to Bundaberg and Rockhampton in Central Queensland.

Service by platform[edit]

Platform Line Destination Notes
1 Nambour & Gympie North
Nambour & Gympie North
Brisbane City
Gympie North
Express
All stations
2 Nambour & Gympie North Nambour All stations

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Landsborough station upgrade plans revealed Queensland Government Retrieved 2010-01-01
  2. ^ Queensland, EPA (2000). Heritage Trails of the Great South East. p. 129. ISBN 073451008X. 
  3. ^ a b c Sunshine Coast timetable Queensland Rail Retrieved 2010-01-01

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