Shorncliffe railway line
|Line length||11 km (6.8 mi)|
|Track gauge||3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)|
|Operating speed||100 km/h (62 mph)|
The Sandgate Railway, opened in 1882, was the first truly suburban railway in Brisbane, built to provide convenient access to the seaside for the city's residents. The terminus was originally named Sandgate and was renamed Shorncliffe in 1938. The current Sandgate station was originally named Sandgate Central. The line allowed Brisbane residents to travel to Moreton Bay's shoreline at Shorncliffe.
Duplication was completed by December 1901.
Line guide and services
Most services stop at all stations to Roma Street railway station. The typical travel time between Shorncliffe and Brisbane City is approximately 33 minutes (to Central). During weekday peak times, a few services may skip stations between Northgate and Bowen Hills, except Eagle Junction, for faster travel times for commuters working in the Brisbane central business district.
Most services to and/from Shorncliffe continue onto the Cleveland line.
Passengers for/from the Caboolture and Nambour and Gympie North lines change at Northgate, Airport and Doomben lines at Eagle Junction, Ferny Grove line at Bowen Hills, and all other lines at Central.
|Shorncliffe railway line
showing distance from Central, ticket zone, and connecting or nearby bus services
- Kerr, J. 'Triumph of Narrow Gauge' Boolarong Publications 1990
- "OPENING OF THE SANDGATE RAILWAY.". The Brisbane Courier. 1882-05-11. p. 3. Retrieved 2011-10-21.
- "SANDGATE STATION RENAMED". The Courier-Mail. 1938-10-21. p. 3. Retrieved 2011-10-21.
- Hallam, Greg (2005). Brisbane's Biography (Steamtrain Sunday). QR Limited.
- "Sandgate Duplication.". The Brisbane Courier (Qld.). 1901-12-03. p. 2. Retrieved 2012-01-01.
- Kerr, J. 'Brunswick St, Bowen Hills & Beyond' ARHS 1988