Ferny Grove railway station

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Ferny Grove
Ferny Grove Railway Station, Queensland, Oct 2012.JPG
Station front in October 2012
Location Conavalla Street, Ferny Grove
Coordinates 27°24′5″S 152°56′7″E / 27.40139°S 152.93528°E / -27.40139; 152.93528 (Ferny Grove railway station, Brisbane)Coordinates: 27°24′5″S 152°56′7″E / 27.40139°S 152.93528°E / -27.40139; 152.93528 (Ferny Grove railway station, Brisbane)
Owned by Queensland Rail
Operated by City network
Line(s) Ferny Grove
Distance 16.08 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 539 bays
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code 600389 (platform 1)
600390 (platform 2)
Fare zone go card 2
Website Queensland Rail
History
Rebuilt 2012
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
toward Roma Street
Ferny Grove Line Terminus

Ferny Grove railway station is the terminus station of the Ferny Grove line in Queensland, Australia. It serves the Brisbane suburb of Ferny Grove.

The Brisbane Tramway Museum is a short walk south of the station.

History[edit]

The line formerly extended to Dayboro, but was cut back to Ferny Grove in 1955, as part of a larger rationalisation by the Queensland Government of its railway lines. The line now terminates here with bus services running to Samford during peak times.[1][2]

The station was upgraded in 2012 as part of the Keperra-Ferny Grove duplication project. The upgrade included relocating the platform, a new station building and car park.[3]

Camp Mountain rail accident[edit]

The Camp Mountain rail accident occurred in 1947 west of Ferny Grove on the Dayboro stretch of the line. It is Queensland's worst railway accident. 16 people were killed when a picnic excursion train failed to negotiate a bend on the line between Camp Mountain and Samford. A small memorial marks the site of the accident.[4]

Services[edit]

Ferny Grove is the terminus for all stops services to and from Roma Street, Park Road, Coopers Plains and Beenleigh[5]

Services by platform[edit]

Platform Line Destinations Notes
1 Ferny Grove Roma Street, Park Road, Coopers Plains & Beenleigh [6]
2 Ferny Grove Roma Street, Park Road, Coopers Plains & Beenleigh [7]

Transport links[edit]

Brisbane Transport operate three routes from Ferny Grove station:

Brisbane Bus Lines operate one route from Ferny Grove station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Enoggera Railway". The Brisbane Courier. 6 February 1899. p. 4. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Kerr, J. 'Triumph of Narrow Gauge' Boolarong Publications 1990
  3. ^ Annastacia Palaszczuk (28 October 2011). "Station and car park construction ramps up at Ferny Grove" (Press release). Queensland Rail. Minister for Transport. Archived from the original on 18 February 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Condon, Matthew (15 June 2007). "Samford Valley train crash". Qweekend. The Courier-Mail. 
  5. ^ Ferny Grove line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  6. ^ Ferny Grove Platform 1 TransLink
  7. ^ Ferny Grove Platform 2 TransLink
  8. ^ Route 367 timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  9. ^ a b Routes 397, 398 timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  10. ^ Route 399 timetable TransLink 20 January 2014

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