Geebung railway station

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Geebung
Geebung Railway Station, Queensland, Aug 2012.JPG
Northbound view from Platform 1 in August 2012
Location Railway Parade, Geebung
Coordinates 27°22′07″S 153°02′50″E / 27.3687°S 153.0473°E / -27.3687; 153.0473Coordinates: 27°22′07″S 153°02′50″E / 27.3687°S 153.0473°E / -27.3687; 153.0473
Elevation 15 metres
Owned by Queensland Rail
Operated by City network
Line(s) North Coast
Distance 13.42 kilometres from Central
Platforms 3 (1 side, 1 island)
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 35
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed part time
Station code 600443 (platform 1)
600444 (platform 2)
600445 (platform 3)
Fare zone go card 2
Website Queensland Rail
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
toward Roma Street
Redcliffe Peninsula Line
toward Kippa-Ring

Geebung railway station is located on the North Coast line in Queensland, Australia. It serves the Brisbane suburb of Geebung.

History[edit]

On 28 August 2000, a third platform opened as part of the addition of a third track from Northgate to Bald Hills.[1][2]

In June 2013, a construction crew of an overpass at the Geebung railway station in northern Brisbane uncovered the 50-million-year-old fossilized remains (vertebrae) of a 5-metre crocodile trapped in a layer of oil shale. Workers drilling holes as part of an overpass reach the crocodile remains, as well as frogs, fish and plant fossils, in the spoil, the oil shale rock and soil found in the excavation pit. The fossil remains were discovered by a work crew drilling a hole for a bridge support over an area called the Zillman Waterholes.[3]

In 2014, the level crossing to the south of the station was replaced by a bridge.[4]

Services[edit]

Geebung is served by all City network services from Kippa-Ring to Central, many continuing to Springfield Central[5]

Services by platform[edit]

Platform Line Destinations Notes
1 Redcliffe Peninsula Roma Street & Springfield Central [6]
Ipswich 1 weekday afternoon service only[6]
2 Redcliffe Peninsula Kippa-Ring Evening peak only[7]
3 Redcliffe Peninsula Kippa-Ring [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Queensland Update" Railway Digest January 2000 page 13
  2. ^ "Northgate - Bald Hills Third Track Opens" Railway Digest October 2000 page 11
  3. ^ Phenomenal fossil find in Brisbane's north Brisbane Times 16 July 2013
  4. ^ Road Overpass Bridge Opens to Traffic Geebung Overpass Alliance April 2014
  5. ^ "Redcliffe Peninsula line timetable" (pdf). TransLink. 4 October 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2016. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ a b "Geebung Platform 1". TransLink. 
  7. ^ "Geebung Platform 2". TransLink. 
  8. ^ "Geebung Platform 3". TransLink. 

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