Ipswich railway station, Queensland

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Ipswich
Ipswich Railway Station, Queensland, May 2012.JPG
Station in May 2012
LocationBell Street, Ipswich
Coordinates27°36′47″S 152°45′37″E / 27.6130°S 152.7603°E / -27.6130; 152.7603Coordinates: 27°36′47″S 152°45′37″E / 27.6130°S 152.7603°E / -27.6130; 152.7603
Elevation19 metres
Owned byQueensland Rail
Operated byCity network
Line(s)Main
Distance38.64 kilometres from Central
Platforms4 (2 island)
Tracks4
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Parking77 bays
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusStaffed
Station code600347 (platform 1)
600348 (platform 2)
600349 (platform 3)
600350 (platform 4)
Fare zonego card 3
WebsiteQueensland Rail
TransLink timetable information
History
Opened1865
Rebuilt1887, 1978
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
toward Bowen Hills
Ipswich & Rosewood Line
toward Rosewood
toward Brisbane
The Westlander
toward Charleville

Ipswich railway station is located on the Main line in Queensland, Australia. It serves the urban centre of Ipswich.

History[edit]

Ipswich Railway Station, circa 1906

The first railway station opened in Ipswich in 1865. It was the first railway station built in Queensland, as the first terminus for the 34 kilometre section of the Main line from Grandchester.[1][2][3] In 1887, the station was completely rebuilt.[4]

Two pieces of associated historic railway infrastructure are the:

The cabin, turnable, rail bridge and railway workshops are all listed on the Queensland Heritage Register.

In 1978, a large office and retail complex (currently known as Ipswich Central Plaza) was built above the station and spanning both sides of Bell Street following the sale of the air rights.[2] On 20 September 1980, the line was electrified from Darra. The last remaining old platform and buildings were demolished in 1985.

Services[edit]

Ipswich is served mainly by trains to and from Caboolture and Nambour, and is the terminus for the Rosewood shuttles. Some inbound services originate from Rosewood in the morning on-peak, and some outbound services continue to Rosewood in the afternoon peak.[5]

The Caboolture and Nambour trains outside of peak times typically stop all stations to Bowen Hills, then run express from Bowen Hills to Petrie, stopping only at Eagle Junction and Northgate on weekdays. On weekends, the trains run express from Northgate to Petrie.[6][7] During weekday morning on-peak times, the trains also run express from Darra to Milton, stopping only at Indooroopilly.[5] Some weekday afternoon services continue past Petrie to Kippa-Ring instead of Caboolture or Nambour, and the 3:26pm service on Monday to Thursday runs to Doomben.[5] The 7:09am service on Monday to Thursdays runs to Bowen Hills, with this timeslot on Friday occupied by a Brisbane Airport train.[5]

During morning on-peak times (6:00 am – 8:30 am, Monday to Friday),[8] city bound services depart every six minutes at best,[5] and during afternoon peak times (3:30 pm – 7:00 pm, Monday to Friday),[8] terminating services arrive every 12 minutes at best.[5] During off-peak times, services depart at 7-minutes-past and 37-minutes-to the hour, and terminating trains arrive at 26-minutes-past and 4-minutes-to the hour.[5] Weekday morning on-peak express services take 50 minutes to reach Central, and 58 minutes to reach Central on an off-peak all-stations service.[5]

Ipswich is also served by Queensland Rail Travel's twice weekly Westlander service travelling between Brisbane and Charleville.[9]

Services by platform[edit]

The station has two island platforms. One (Platforms 3 and 4) is usually only used during peak periods.

Services by platform[edit]

Platform Line Destinations Express Notes
1 Ipswich and Rosewood Bowen Hills Darra to Milton, stopping at Indooroopilly[5] Weekday mornings only[10]
Caboolture & Nambour Weekdays: Bowen Hills to Petrie, stopping at Eagle Junction and Northgate[6][7] Weekday morning and some weekday afternoon services[10]
Weekends: Northgate to Petrie[6][7]
Kippa-Ring Bowen Hills to Northgate, stopping at Eagle Junction [11] Three weekday afternoon services only[10]
2 Ipswich and Rosewood Rosewood Most services[12]
Caboolture & Nambour Weekdays: Bowen Hills to Petrie, stopping at Eagle Junction and Northgate[6][7] Weekday morning and some weekday afternoon services[12]
Weekends: Northgate to Petrie[6][7] 1 Saturday AM service only to Caboolture
1 Sunday AM service only to Nambour[12]
Kippa Ring Bowen Hills to Northgate, stopping at Eagle Junction 1 Friday afternoon service only
3 Ipswich and Rosewood Rosewood 1 AM and 1 PM service only (Mon-Thurs)
Friday daytime off-peak[13]
Caboolture & Nambour Weekdays Darra to Milton stopping only at Indooroopilly (Morning on-peak only), and from Bowen Hills to Petrie, stopping at Eagle Junction and Northgate[6][7] Weekday morning and some weekday afternoon services[12]
Weekends: Northgate to Petrie[6] 1 Sunday AM service only to Caboolture[12]
Kippa-Ring Bowen Hills to Northgate, stopping at Eagle Junction 1 Friday afternoon service only
4 Ipswich and Rosewood Bowen Hills Darra to Milton, stopping at Indooroopilly[5] Weekday mornings only[14]
Brisbane Airport Domestic Darra to Milton, stopping at Indooroopilly[5] One Friday morning service only
Caboolture & Nambour Weekdays Bowen Hills to Petrie, stopping at Eagle Junction and Northgate[6][7] Two Weekday early-morning services only[12]
Doomben Darra to Milton, stopping at Indooroopilly[5] Monday to Thursdays afternoons only[14]
Kippa-Ring Bowen Hills to Northgate, stopping at Eagle Junction 1 weekday afternoon service only

Transport links[edit]

Westside Bus Company operates nine routes from the Bell Street bus station, directly adjacent to Ipswich station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Photograph of Ipswich railway station circa 1965 Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia
  2. ^ a b Ipswich History Time Line City of Ipswich
  3. ^ Ipswich Centre for the Government of Queensland
  4. ^ "Book of Views" published by Macfarlane & Sons
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Ipswich Rosewood Line timetable". TransLink. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h "Caboolture Line timetable". TransLink. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g "Sunshine Coast Line timetable". TransLink. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Off-peak times | TransLink". translink.com.au. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Westlander & Inlander timetable" (PDF). Queensland Rail Travel. 14 December 2018.
  10. ^ a b c Roads, TransLink Division, Department of Transport and Main. "Ipswich station, platform 1, Ipswich timetable | TransLink". TransLink Division, Department of Transport and Main Roads. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Redcliffe Peninsula Line timetable". TransLink. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  12. ^ a b c d e f Roads, TransLink Division, Department of Transport and Main. "Ipswich station, platform 2, Ipswich timetable | TransLink". TransLink Division, Department of Transport and Main Roads. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  13. ^ Roads, TransLink Division, Department of Transport and Main. "Ipswich station, platform 3, Ipswich timetable | TransLink". TransLink Division, Department of Transport and Main Roads. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  14. ^ a b Roads, TransLink Division, Department of Transport and Main. "Ipswich station, platform 4, Ipswich timetable | TransLink". TransLink Division, Department of Transport and Main Roads. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  15. ^ "Route 500 timetable". TransLink. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  16. ^ "Route 502 timetable". TransLink. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  17. ^ "Route 503 timetable". TransLink. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  18. ^ "Route 506 timetable". TransLink. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  19. ^ "Route 509 timetable". TransLink. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  20. ^ "Route 512 timetable". TransLink. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  21. ^ "Route 514 timetable". TransLink. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  22. ^ "Route 515 timetable". TransLink. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  23. ^ "Route 529 timetable". TransLink. Retrieved 14 December 2018.

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