Darra railway station

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Darra
Darra Railway Station, Brisbane, April 2014.jpg
Station front in April 2014
Location Darra Station Road, Darra
Coordinates 27°33′57″S 152°57′09″E / 27.5659°S 152.9524°E / -27.5659; 152.9524Coordinates: 27°33′57″S 152°57′09″E / 27.5659°S 152.9524°E / -27.5659; 152.9524
Elevation 26 metres
Owned by Queensland Rail
Operated by City network
Line(s) Main
Springfield
Distance 16.02 kilometres from Central
Platforms 4 (2 side, 1 island)
Tracks 4
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 260 bays
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code 600321 (platform 1)
600322 (platform 2)
600323 (platform 3)
600324 (platform 4)
Fare zone go card 2
Website Queensland Rail
History
Opened 1874
Rebuilt 1954
2010
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
toward Bowen Hills
Ipswich and Rosewood Line
toward Rosewood
Springfield Line

Darra railway station is located on the Main line in Queensland, Australia. It serves the Brisbane suburb of Darra.

History[edit]

A stop at "nine miles forty four chain" from Central was established when the line between Ipswich and Brisbane was built in 1874. Service on the line were operating in 1875. No stops at the site were recorded in 1876 or 1877, probably because the stop was not manned until the following year when passengers were first recorded at Darra station.[1] The name Darra is most probably derived from a Scottish railway town as some of the engineers who were responsible for naming stops were Scottish.[1]

A siding at Darra was constructed in 1885 to enable the loading of firewood for Hicks & Gray. In 1954, four platforms were built at the station but only three were used. In September 1980, the Darra to Ipswich line was electrified.[1]

Construction of the Springfield line[edit]

In 2010, the station was upgraded with two additional platforms and a new ticket office built as part of the quadruplication of the line from Corinda to accommodate services for the Springfield line which has a junction with the Main line west of the station.[2]

During construction a hand grenade was found by workers and then safely disposed of by army personnel.[3]

The car park was expanded to include 60 new car park spaces and 40 extra cycle lockers.[4]

Services[edit]

Darra is served by City network services operating from Nambour, Caboolture, Kippa Ring and Bowen Hills to Springfield Central, Ipswich and Rosewood.[5][6]

Services by platform[edit]

Platform Line Destinations Notes
1 Ipswich & Rosewood Ipswich & Rosewood Limited direct services to Rosewood, most services require a change of trains at Ipswich[7]
Springfield Springfield Central [7]
2 Springfield Bowen Hills & Kippa Ring [8]
Caboolture & Nambour Peak hours only[8]
3 Ipswich & Rosewood Ipswich & Rosewood Limited direct services to Rosewood, most services require a change of trains at Ipswich

Afternoon/Evening Peak hour only[9]

4 Ipswich & Rosewood Bowen Hills, Caboolture & Nambour Morning Peak services run express to Milton stopping only at Indooroopilly[10]
Kippa Ring Afternoon/Evening hour only[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mynott, Wicki (2009). 150 years: Richlands, Inala & neighbouring suburbs in Brisbane's South West. Richlands, Inala & Suburbs History Group. pp. 62–70. 
  2. ^ Corinda to Darra upgrade Queensland Rail November 2010
  3. ^ Christine Kellett (8 July 2009). "Grenade found at Darra train station". Brisbane Times. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Tony Moore (29 April 2009). "Overhaul of Darra Railway Station begins". Brisbane Times. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ipswich and Rosewood Line" (PDF). Translink. 4 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Springfield Line" (PDF). 4 October 2016. 
  7. ^ a b Darra Platform 1 TransLink
  8. ^ a b Darra Platform 2 TransLink
  9. ^ Darra Platform 3 TransLink
  10. ^ a b Darra Platform 4 TransLink

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