Caboolture railway station

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Caboolture
Caboolture Railway Station, Queensland, Aug 2012.JPG
Northbound view from Platform 2 in August 2012
Location Matthew Terrace, Caboolture
Coordinates 27°4′56″S 152°57′11″E / 27.08222°S 152.95306°E / -27.08222; 152.95306 (Caboolture railway station, Brisbane)Coordinates: 27°4′56″S 152°57′11″E / 27.08222°S 152.95306°E / -27.08222; 152.95306 (Caboolture railway station, Brisbane)
Owned by Queensland Rail
Operated by Queensland Rail
Line(s) North Coast
Distance 49.57 kilometres from Central
Platforms 3 (1 side, 1 island)
Tracks 3
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 675 spaces
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code translink.com.au/stop/600476 (platform 1)
translink.com.au/stop/600477 (platform 2)
translink.com.au/stop/600478 (platform 3)
Fare zone 3
Website Queensland Rail
History
Opened June 1889
Rebuilt 16 November 1985
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
toward Roma Street
Caboolture Line Terminus
toward Roma Street
Sunshine Coast Line
toward Roma Street
Long distance services
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
Terminus
Diesel Tilt Train
toward Cairns
Electric Tilt Train
toward Rockhampton
Spirit of the Outback
toward Longreach

Caboolture railway station is located on the North Coast line in Queensland, Australia. It serves the urban centre of Caboolture in the Moreton Bay Region.

History[edit]

Official opening plaque, 16 November 1985

Caboolture station opened in June 1889 as part of the extension of the North Coast Line from Petrie, which opened in March 1888. As part of the electrification of the line from Petrie, the existing station building was replaced and a new island platform built.[1] The new station opened on 16 November 1985, while the electrification opened on 28 June 1986.[2]

The Kilcoy line branched off to the north-west. It opened in December 1909, closing in September 1996.[3] An old turntable is located on the eastern side. Extensive stabling sidings exist around the station

Services[edit]

Caboolture is the terminating point for all stops City network services to Brisbane, many continuing to Ipswich, Rosewood and Springfield Central.[4]

Caboolture is also served by Citytrain services to Nambour and Gympie North that only call at limited stops south of Caboolture. [5] To relieve congestion on the single track North Coast line north of Beerburrum, the rail service is supplemented by a bus service operated by Kangaroo Bus Lines on weekdays between to Nambour as route 649.[6]

Caboolture is also served by long-distance Traveltrain services; the Spirit of Queensland, Spirit of the Outback and the Bundaberg and Rockhamption Tilt Trains.[7][8][9]

Services by platform[edit]

Platform Lines Destinations Notes
1 Caboolture Roma Street, Springfield Central, Ipswich & Rosewood [10]
Sunshine Coast Roma Street, Springfield Central, Ipswich, Nambour & Gympie North [10]
Traveltrain Roma Street, Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Longreach & Cairns
2 Caboolture Roma Street, Springfield Central & Ipswich [11]
Sunshine Coast Roma Street, Ipswich & Nambour [11]
3 Caboolture Roma Street, Springfield Central, Ipswich & Rosewood [12]
Sunshine Coast Ipswich & Nambour [12]

Transport links[edit]

Bribie Island Coaches operate two routes to and from Caboolture station:

Caboolture Bus Lines operate seven routes to and from Caboolture station:

Christensen Bus & Coach operate one route to and from Caboolture station:

Coast & Country operate a service to the Queensland University of Technology and TAFE campuses during school terms[17]

Kangaroo Bus Lines operate two routes to and from Caboolture station:

Purser's Coaches operate a service from Caboolture station to Murgon[19]

Sunbus Sunshine Coast operate a Sunshine Coast University service during school terms

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Queensland" Railway Digest May 1985 page 150
  2. ^ Chapter 3: The Sunshine Route - Brisbane to Bundaberg SunSteam Inc
  3. ^ Quinlan, Howard; Newland, John (2000). Australian Railway Routes 1854 - 2000. Redfern: Australian Railway Historical Society. p. 38. ISBN 0909650497. 
  4. ^ Caboolture line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  5. ^ Sunshine Coast Line timetable TransLink
  6. ^ a b Route 649 timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  7. ^ Spirit of Queensland timetable Queensland Rail 1 January 2015
  8. ^ Spirit of the Outback timetable Queensland Rail 1 January 2015
  9. ^ Tilt Train timetable Queensland Rail 20 September 2013
  10. ^ a b Caboolture Platform 1 TransLink
  11. ^ a b Caboolture Platform 2 TransLink
  12. ^ a b Caboolture Platform 3 TransLink
  13. ^ a b Routes 640-644 timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  14. ^ a b c d Routes 651, 652, 655, 657 timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  15. ^ Routes 653, 654 timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  16. ^ Kilcoy to Caboolture bus services Queensland Government
  17. ^ Caboolture Campus Train Shuttle Bus TAFE Brisbane
  18. ^ Route 660 timetable TransLink 4 October 2016
  19. ^ New time table for bus line South Burnett Times 27 November 2014

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