Bunour railway station
|Location||Kingsford Smith Drive, Eagle Farm|
|Owned by||Queensland Rail|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Closed||27 September 1993|
Bunour railway station is an abandoned railway station on the Pinkenba railway line, just 8.1 kilometres (5.0 mi) from the Brisbane central business district; 12.4 kilometres (7.7 mi) from Central station by rail. It opened in 1949 and closed on 27 September 1993.
The line to Pinkenba opened on 3 September 1882, and Bunour railway station opened in 1949 for workers in the growing industrial area.
In 1988 the Pinkenba line was electrified, however only as far as the prior Eagle Farm station; infrequent passenger services consisting of stainless steel carriages hauled by diesel locomotives operated through Bunour. On 27 September 1993, all passenger services on the line were suspended as part of a rationalisation of the state rail network with the suspending or closing of unprofitable and under-utilised rail lines by the Goss Labor Party state government.
The original low-level platform is all that remains of Bunour railway station today.[when?]
Replacement bus service
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