Richlands railway station

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Richlands
RICHLANDS.jpg
Richlands in 2018.
Location Progress Road, Richlands
Coordinates 27°35′47″S 152°56′48″E / 27.596442°S 152.946558°E / -27.596442; 152.946558Coordinates: 27°35′47″S 152°56′48″E / 27.596442°S 152.946558°E / -27.596442; 152.946558
Owned by Queensland Rail
Operated by City network
Line(s) Springfield
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 650 bays
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code 600325 (Platform 1)
600326 (Platform 2)
Fare zone go card 2
Website Queensland Rail
History
Opened 17 January 2011
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
toward Bowen Hills
Springfield Line

Richlands railway station is located on the Springfield line in Queensland, Australia. It serves the Brisbane suburb of Richlands.

History[edit]

Richlands opened on 17 January 2011 as the terminus of what was then the Richlands Line. The line has since been extended to Springfield Central.

The station multi-storey car park has 650 car parking spaces for vehicles.[1]

Construction and opening[edit]

Construction started on the station on 1 July 2008.[2] The planning included about 650 car parks, a bus interchange, bicycle lockers and a drop-off area.[3]

The station was due to open on 23 January 2011 with no services due to scheduled maintenance works on the Ipswich line,[2] but due to the Queensland floods the opening was brought forward to 17 January 2011 in order to assist with the recovery efforts.[4] On 2 December 2013, the line was extended to Springfield Central.[5][6]

Services[edit]

Richlands is served by trains operating to and from Springfield Central. Most city-bound services run to Kippa-Ring, with some morning peak trains terminating at Bowen Hills.[7] Mid-afternoon services on weekdays run to Caboolture, with one morning and afternoon peak service to Nambour.[7] Three trains on Sunday morning also travel to these destinations; two to Caboolture and one to Nambour.[7] On Monday to Thursday afternoons, there is one Doomben train (this time slot is replaced by a Bowen Hills train on Fridays).[7] Richlands is nine minutes from Springfield Central and 32 minutes from Central.[7]

Services by platform[edit]

Platform Line Destinations Express Notes
1 Springfield Springfield Central All outbound services[8]
2 Springfield Kippa-Ring Bowen Hills to Northgate, stopping at Eagle Junction[9] Most off-peak services and some on-peak services[7][10]
Bowen Hills Weekday morning peak services (plus one afternoon service on Fridays) only[7][10]
Caboolture and Nambour Weekdays: Bowen Hills to Petrie, stopping at Eagle Junction and Northgate[11] Afternoon services (plus one morning peak service to Nambour)[7][10]
Weekends: Northgate to Petrie[11] Three Sunday morning services[7][10]
Doomben One afternoon service on Monday to Thursday only[7][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tony Moore (11 October 2012). "Bikeway axed for Centenary Motorway widening". Brisbane Times. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Hurst, Daniel (6 January 2011). "The train station with no trains". Brisbane Times. 
  3. ^ "$800 million project offers transport choices" (Press release). Queensland Government. 1 July 2008. 
  4. ^ "New train station to open early". Brisbane Times. 16 January 2011. 
  5. ^ Kieran Banks (2 December 2013). "Fast track to growth: Springfield train line is opened". The Queensland Times. 
  6. ^ "Richlands-Springfield Central railway opens" Railway Digest January 2014 pages 34-39
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Springfield Line Timetable (Effective 23 January 2017)" (PDF). 
  8. ^ "Platform 1 timetable". 
  9. ^ "Redcliffe Peninsula Line Timetable (Effective 23 January 2017)" (PDF). 
  10. ^ a b c d e "Platform 2 timetable". 
  11. ^ a b "Sunshine Coast Line Timetable (Effective 23 January 2017)" (PDF). 

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