Ascot railway station, Brisbane

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Ascot
Ascot Railway Station, Queensland, July 2012.JPG
Westbound view in July 2012
Location McGill Avenue, Ascot
Coordinates 27°25′48″S 153°03′50″E / 27.4299°S 153.0638°E / -27.4299; 153.0638Coordinates: 27°25′48″S 153°03′50″E / 27.4299°S 153.0638°E / -27.4299; 153.0638
Owned by Queensland Rail
Operated by City network
Line(s) Pinkenba
Distance 8.90 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Ground
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Status Unstaffed
Station code 600433 (platform 1)
600434 (platform 2)
Fare zone go card 1
Website Queensland Rail
History
Opened 3 September 1882
Electrified Yes
Previous names Hendra Siding
Racecourse
Services
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
toward Roma Street
Doomben Line
Terminus

Ascot railway station is located on the Pinkenba line in Queensland, Australia. It serves the Brisbane suburb of Ascot adjacent to Eagle Farm Racecourse.

History[edit]

Ascot station opened on 3 September 1882 as Hendra Siding coinciding with that of the Pinkenba railway line. It was later renamed Racecourse and eventually renamed as Ascot.[1] The line was electrified on 6 February 1988. All passenger services on the line were suspended on 27 September 1993 as part of a statewide rationalisation of the rail network with the closing or suspending of under-utilised or unprofitable rail lines. Trains continued to serve Ascot when major race events were held.

Passenger services resumed on 27 January 1998, but only as far as Doomben with bus connections to the other abandoned stations.[2]

Heritage listing[edit]

A combined entry for Eagle Farm Racecourse and Ascot Railway Station was listed in the Queensland Heritage Register in 2004.[3]

Services[edit]

Ascot station is served by all stops Doomben line services from Doomben to Roma Street, Park Road and Cleveland.[4]

Services by platform[edit]

Platform Line Destinations Notes
1 Doomben Roma Street, Park Road, Cleveland & Doomben [5]
2 Doomben No scheduled services Disconnected from the Main Line

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ascot Centre for the Government of Queensland
  2. ^ Doomben Rail Service Resume January 27 Queensland Government 21 January 1998
  3. ^ "Eagle Farm Racecourse and Ascot Railway Station (entry 602195)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Doomben line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  5. ^ Ascot Platform 1 TransLink

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