Cairns railway station

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Cairns Railway Station, Queensland, Jan 2013.JPG
Station front in January 2013
Location Bunda Street, Cairns
Coordinates 16°55′33″S 145°46′16″E / 16.9257°S 145.7712°E / -16.9257; 145.7712Coordinates: 16°55′33″S 145°46′16″E / 16.9257°S 145.7712°E / -16.9257; 145.7712
Owned by Queensland Rail
Operated by Traveltrain
Line(s) North Coast
Distance 1679.83 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Rebuilt 7 May 1996
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
toward Brisbane
Diesel Tilt Train Terminus
Terminus Kuranda Scenic Railway
toward Kuranda

Cairns railway station is the terminus of the North Coast line from Brisbane. It serves the city of Cairns. The station has two platforms. It is integrated with the Cairns Central Shopping Centre, with the platforms being built underneath parking areas.


The current station was opened by the Minister for Transport Vaughan Johnson on 7 May 1996, adjacent to the previous station that opened in August 1955. It was built as part of the Cairns Central Shopping Centre.[1]


Cairns is the terminus of Traveltrain's Spirit of Queensland service.[2]

It is the starting point for Kuranda Scenic Railway, as well as scenic rail services including the Savannahlander.

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Cairns station is the starting point for Premier Motor Services services to Brisbane.[3]


  1. ^ "New Cairns Station Opened" Railway Digest June 1996 page 17
  2. ^ Spirit of Queensland timetable Queensland Rail 1 January 2015
  3. ^ Timetables Premier Motor Services

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