Ipswich railway station, Queensland

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Ipswich Railway Station, Queensland, May 2012.JPG
Station in May 2012
Location Bell Street, Ipswich
Coordinates 27°36′47″S 152°45′37″E / 27.6130°S 152.7603°E / -27.6130; 152.7603Coordinates: 27°36′47″S 152°45′37″E / 27.6130°S 152.7603°E / -27.6130; 152.7603
Elevation 19 metres
Owned by Queensland Rail
Operated by City network
Line(s) Main
Distance 38.64 kilometres from Central
Platforms 4 (2 island)
Tracks 4
Structure type Underground
Parking 77 bays
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code 600347 (platform 1)
600348 (platform 2)
600349 (platform 3)
600350 (platform 4)
Fare zone go card 3
Website Queensland Rail
TransLink timetable information
Opened 1865
Rebuilt 1887, 1978
Electrified Yes
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
toward Bowen Hills
Ipswich and Rosewood Line
toward Rosewood
toward Brisbane
The Westlander
toward Charleville

Ipswich railway station is located on the Main line in Queensland, Australia. It serves the urban centre of Ipswich.


Ipswich Railway Station, circa 1906

The first railway station opened in Ipswich in 1865. It was the first railway station built in Queensland, as the first terminus for the 34 kilometre section of the Main line from Grandchester.[1][2][3] In 1887, the station was completely rebuilt.[4]

Two pieces of associated historic railway infrastructure are the:

The cabin, turnable, rail bridge and railway workshops are all listed on the Queensland Heritage Register.

In 1978, a large office and retail complex (currently known as Ipswich Central Plaza) was built above the station and spanning both sides of Bell Street following the sale of the air rights.[2] On 20 September 1980, the line was electrified from Darra. The last remaining old platform and buildings were demolished in 1985.


Ipswich is served by City network services from Nambour, Caboolture, Petrie and Bowen Hills. Most services terminate at Ipswich although some peak-hour services continue to Rosewood. At other times a shuttle service operates between Ipswich and Rosewood.[5]

Ipswich is also served by Traveltrain's twice weekly Westlander service travelling between Brisbane and Charleville.[6]

Services by platform[edit]

The station has two island platforms. One (Platforms 3 and 4) is usually only used during peak periods.

Platform Line Destinations Notes
1 Ipswich & Rosewood Bowen Hills & Caboolture [7]
2 Ipswich & Rosewood Bowen Hills & Caboolture Peak hours only[8]
3 Ipswich & Rosewood Bowen Hills & Caboolture
Peak hours only[9]
4 Ipswich & Rosewood Bowen Hills & Caboolture
Peak hours only[10]

Transport links[edit]

Westside Bus Company operates nine routes from the Bell Street bus station, directly adjacent to Ipswich station:


  1. ^ Photograph of Ipswich railway station circa 1965 Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia
  2. ^ a b Ipswich History Time Line City of Ipswich
  3. ^ Ipswich Centre for the Government of Queensland
  4. ^ "Book of Views" published by Macfarlane & Sons
  5. ^ Ipswich & Rosewood line timetable[permanent dead link] TransLink 20 January 2014
  6. ^ The Westlander timetable Archived 11 March 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Queensland Rail 1 January 2015
  7. ^ Ipswich Platform 1 TransLink
  8. ^ Ipswich Platform 2 TransLink
  9. ^ Ipswich Platform 3 TransLink
  10. ^ Ipswich Platform 4 TransLink
  11. ^ Route 500 timetable TransLink 2 December 2013
  12. ^ a b c Routes 502, 503, 509 timetables TransLink 2 December 2013
  13. ^ Route 506 timetable TransLink 2 December 2013
  14. ^ Route 512 timetable TransLink 2 December 2013
  15. ^ Route 514 timetable TransLink 2 December 2013
  16. ^ Route 515 timetable TransLink 2 December 2013
  17. ^ Route 529 timetable TransLink 2 December 2013

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