Gloucester Street railway station

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Gloucester Street
Gloucester Street Railway Station at Highgate Hill in Brisbane Queensland ca. 1930.jpg
Gloucester Street Railway station ca 1930 (State Library of Queensland)
LocationGloucester Street, Highgate Hill
Coordinates27°29′16″S 153°01′28″E / 27.487737°S 153.02438°E / -27.487737; 153.02438Coordinates: 27°29′16″S 153°01′28″E / 27.487737°S 153.02438°E / -27.487737; 153.02438
Owned byQueensland Rail
Operated byQueensland Rail
Line(s)Beenleigh
Platforms2 side
Tracks3
Construction
Structure typeGround
History
Closed1978

Gloucester Street railway station was located on the Beenleigh line in Queensland, Australia between Vulture Street and Park Road stations. The station was opened on 21 December 1891 along with Park Road and South Brisbane Station as part of a new line replacing the one through Woolloongabba for passenger traffic.[1] [2] All that is left of the station is the three tunnel entrances leading to South Bank.

Most platforms south of the Brisbane River were progressively lengthened in the late 1970s to accommodate SX sets and the new Electric Multiple Unit trains. The existing platforms used up all the available space between the Stephens Road tunnel and the Gloucester Street bridge. Rather than going to the expense of rebuilding the bridge or the tunnel, and due to the proximity of Vulture Street, it closed in 1978 with the opening of the Merivale Bridge. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Railway Extension". The Telegraph (5, 983). Queensland, Australia. 21 December 1891. p. 5. Retrieved 28 September 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ "Melbourne-street Extension". The Queenslander. Queensland, Australia. 4 July 1891. p. 35. Retrieved 29 September 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ Kerr, John; Armstrong, John (1978). Destination South Brisbane. Brisbane: Australian Railway Historical Society. ISBN 0909937095.