Roma Street railway station

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Roma Street
Roma Street Railway Station, Queensland, Dec 2012.JPG
Station statistics
Address 171 Roma Street, Brisbane
Coordinates 27°27′55″S 153°01′09″E / 27.4652°S 153.0191°E / -27.4652; 153.0191Coordinates: 27°27′55″S 153°01′09″E / 27.4652°S 153.0191°E / -27.4652; 153.0191
Platforms 3 island platforms
3 side platforms
Tracks 10
Parking 0
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Opened 1875
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code 600037 (platform 2)
600033 (platform 3)
600036 (platform 4)
600034 (platform 5)
600030 (platform 6)
600028 (platform 7)
600029 (platform 8)
600038 (platform 9)
600035 (platform 10)
Owned by Queensland Rail
Fare zone 1
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
Terminus Airport Line
toward Bowen Hills
Beenleigh Line
toward Beenleigh
Terminus Caboolture Line
toward Caboolture
toward Bowen Hills
Cleveland Line
toward Cleveland
Terminus Doomben Line
toward Doomben
One-way operation
Exhibition Line
One-way operation
Terminus Ferny Grove Line
toward Ferny Grove
toward Bowen Hills
Gold Coast Line
toward Bowen Hills
Ipswich Line
toward Rosewood
toward Bowen Hills
Springfield Line
Terminus Nambour and Gympie North Line
toward Gympie North
Terminus Shorncliffe Line
toward Shorncliffe
Long distance services
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
Terminus The Sunlander
toward Cairns
Diesel Tilt Train
Electric Tilt Train
toward Rockhampton
Spirit of the Outback
toward Longreach
The Westlander
toward Charleville
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
Terminus NSW TrainLink North Coast
towards Sydney

Roma Street is a heritage-listed major railway station in the CBD of Brisbane, Australia. It was Brisbane's first railway station, opening in 1875.[1] Roma Street is part of the Queensland Rail City network, in Zone 1 of the TransLink integrated public transport system, and is the Brisbane terminus for most Queensland long-distance trains.

The station has ten platforms. Platforms 1 and 2 make up the Roma Street busway station, while the other side of Platform 2 has standard gauge tracks for the NSW TrainLink XPT to Sydney. Platform 10 is for long-distance Traveltrain services within Queensland (including the Tilt Train). The remainder of the platforms serve the Citytrain suburban network. All Citytrain services, including the Airtrain, stop at Roma Street.

Pedestrian access to the station is through the ground floor entrance of the Brisbane Transit Centre, a walkway from the end of George Street, or through the Roma Street Parkland.


The construction of a railway station on Roma Street was part of a plan to extend the Main Line to Brisbane. An iron station building designed by Sir Charles Fox and Sons was to be imported from Britain for this purpose, but economic problems in Queensland led to the order being cancelled. In 1873 the Superintendent of Public Buildings FDG Stanley designed a smaller station for the site, with construction beginning in the same year under John Petrie. The station was officially opened on 14 June 1875, but was not completed until later that year.[1]


Roma Street Station currently serves all suburban, interurban and long distance trains. The platforms are numbered from 2 to 10, with 2 being the easternmost platform and 10 being one of the westernmost. However during peak hour, some services may use different platforms from the ones listed below. The services which generally use each platform are listed below.

Platform Line Destination Notes
2 NSW TrainLink North Coast Sydney  
4 & 5+ Beenleigh Line
Cleveland Line
Gold Coast Line
Varsity Lakes
All stations*
All stations*
6 & 7+ Ferny Grove Line
Airport Line
Doomben Line
Shorncliffe Line
Ferny Grove
Domestic Terminal
All stations*
All stations
All stations
7 (only) Nambour and Gympie North Line
Exhibition Line
Gympie North
8 Ipswich and Rosewood Line
Springfield Line
Exhibition Line
All stations*
All stations
9 Caboolture Line
Nambour and Gympie North Line
Exhibition Line
All stations*
10 Traveltrain Long Distance  

+ Note: Beenleigh, Cleveland and Gold Coast services depart from platform 6 whereas Airport, Doomben and Ferny Grove services depart from platform 7 during early mornings, late nights, weekends & public holidays.
* Note: Express services operate on most suburban lines during peak periods.
^ Note: Rosewood direct services normally operate during peak only, at other times, a change is required at Ipswich.


Heritage listing[edit]

The station was listed on the Queensland Heritage Register on 24 March 2000.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Roma Street Railway Station (entry 15972)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 

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