Maryborough West railway station

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Maryborough West
Maryborough West Railway Station, Queensland, July 2012.JPG
Station front in July 2012
Location Maryborough-Biggenden Road, Maryborough
Coordinates 25°30′28″S 152°38′12″E / 25.50778°S 152.63667°E / -25.50778; 152.63667Coordinates: 25°30′28″S 152°38′12″E / 25.50778°S 152.63667°E / -25.50778; 152.63667
Owned by Queensland Rail
Operated by Traveltrain
Line(s) North Coast
Distance 255.59 kilometres from Central
Platforms 1
Tracks 3
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 1989
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
toward Brisbane
The Sunlander
toward Cairns
Diesel Tilt Train
Electric Tilt Train
toward Rockhampton
Spirit of the Outback
toward Longreach
Mungar North Coast line
(current and former locations)
Colton

Maryborough West railway station is located on the North Coast line in Queensland, Australia. It serves the city of Maryborough.

History[edit]

Maryborough West was opened in the late 1980s as a replacement for Maryborough and Baddow stations, when the latter was bypassed by a new seven kilometre alignment that was built as part of the electrification of the North Coast line.[1][2]

The station consists of one platform. Opposite the platform lie two crossing loops. South of the station, the old line to Maryborough station branches off. This remains in use to serve the Downer Rail railway workshops.

Services[edit]

Maryborough West is served by long-distance Traveltrain services; the Spirit of Queensland, Spirit of the Outback and the Bundaberg and Rockhamption Tilt Trains.[3]

A Queensland Rail shuttle bus operates between the station and the former Maryborough station. A connecting road coach service operated by Wide Bay Transit also operates to Hervey Bay.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hansard Queensland Parliament 27 February 1986
  2. ^ "The Maryborough Shunt" Railway Digest November 2013 pages 40-43
  3. ^ a b Tilt Train timetable Queensland Rail 20 September 2013

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