Park Road railway station

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Park Road
Park Road Railway Station, Queensland, June 2012.JPG
Southbound view in June 2012
Location Quarry Street, Woolloongabba
Coordinates 27°29′36″S 153°01′49″E / 27.4934°S 153.0302°E / -27.4934; 153.0302Coordinates: 27°29′36″S 153°01′49″E / 27.4934°S 153.0302°E / -27.4934; 153.0302
Elevation 23 metres
Owned by Queensland Rail
Operated by City network
Line(s) Gold Coast
Cleveland
Distance 5.05 kilometres from Central
Platforms 4 (2 side, 1 island)
Tracks 4
Connections Boggo Road busway station
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 28 bays
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code 600189 (platform 1)
600190 (platform 2)
600191 (platform 3)
600192 (platform 4)
Fare zone go card 1
Website Queensland Rail
TransLink timetable information
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
toward Bowen Hills
Beenleigh Line
toward Beenleigh
Cleveland Line
toward Cleveland
Gold Coast Line

Park Road railway station is the junction station for the Gold Coast and Cleveland lines in Queensland, Australia. It serves the Brisbane suburb of Woolloongabba.

It is served by Beenleigh, Cleveland and Gold Coast line services. Immediately south of the station lies a triangle junction with the Cleveland and Fisherman Islands lines branching off.[1]

History[edit]

In September 1930, the standard gauge NSW North Coast line opened to the west of the station.[2] On 12 November 1942, a wartime siding opened at Park Road, followed by a second on 28 February 1944. After falling out of use in 1945, the yard was reactivated in 1949. In its later years, it was primarily used by paper trains for Queensland Newspapers. It closed again in the early 1990s.[3]

As part of the construction of the Gold Coast line, the standard gauge line was converted to dual gauge to allow these services to be segregated from Beenleigh and Cleveland services.[4][5] In 2000, a project commenced to add a fourth track and platform face between the existing lines, as well as add a platform face to the dual gauge line.[6]

Platform 4 was intended for use by Gold Coast trains but the curvature of the platform was deemed unsafe for commuter train usage. In preparation for sweeping changes across the City network on 20 January 2014, the use of platform 4 at Park Road was trialled from 13 January, before opening for selected Gold Coast services on 20 January.

Services[edit]

Park Road station is served by Beenleigh, Cleveland and Gold Coast line services.[7][8][9]

Services by platform[edit]

Platform Line Destinations Notes
1 Beenleigh Coopers Plains, Kuraby & Beenleigh [10]
Cleveland Cannon Hill, Manly & Cleveland [10]
Gold Coast Varsity Lakes [10]
2 Beenleigh Bowen Hills & Ferny Grove [11]
Cleveland Bowen Hills & Shorncliffe [11]
Gold Coast Bowens Hills & Brisbane Airport Domestic [11]
3 Beenleigh Bowen Hills, Ferny Grove & Doomben Peak hours only[12]
Gold Coast City & Brisbane Airport Weekdays only[12]
4 Gold Coast Bowen Hills, Brisbane Airport Domestic & Doomben Peak hours only[13]
Varsity Lakes Peak hours only[13]

Transport links[edit]

Adjacent to the station lies Boggo Road busway station that is served by Brisbane Transport services.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeronga - Park Road SA Track & Signal
  2. ^ "Brisbane Express First Train Leaves via North Coast Route" Sydney Morning Herald 27 September 1930
  3. ^ "The Park Road shunt" Railway Digest January 1993 pages 16-17
  4. ^ "Yeerongpilly - Salisbury Third Road" Railway Digest August 1996 page 11
  5. ^ "Rails return to the Gold Coast" Railway Digest August 1996 page 19
  6. ^ "Park Road Station Expansion" Railway Digest June 2000 page 12
  7. ^ Beenleigh line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  8. ^ Cleveland line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  9. ^ Airport line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  10. ^ a b c Park Road Platform 1 TransLink
  11. ^ a b c Park Road Platform 2 TransLink
  12. ^ a b Park Road Platform 3 Translink
  13. ^ a b Park Road Platform 4 Translink
  14. ^ Boggo Road station TransLink

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