Roma Street railway station
Westbound view in December 2012
|Location||Roma Street, Brisbane|
|Owned by||Queensland Rail|
|Operated by||Queensland Rail|
NSW North Coast
|Distance||0.75 kilometres from Central|
|Platforms||9 (3 side, 3 islands)|
|Connections||Roma Street busway station
Brisbane Transit Centre
|Structure type||Ground (Terraced)|
|Station code||600037 (platform 2)
600033 (platform 3)
600036 (platform 4)
600034 (platform 5)
600030 (platform 6)
600028 (platform 7)
600029 (platform 8)
600038 (platform 9)
600035 (platform 10)
|Fare zone||Go card 1|
|Opened||14 June 1875|
The construction of a railway station on Roma Street was part of a plan to extend the Main Line to Brisbane. An iron station building designed by Sir Charles Fox & Sons was to be imported from the United Kingdom for this purpose, but economic problems in Queensland led to the order being cancelled. In 1873, the Superintendent of Public Buildings Francis Stanley designed a smaller station for the site, with construction beginning in the same year under John Petrie. The station was officially opened on 14 June 1875 as Brisbane at the same time that the Main Line opened to Indooroopilly.
A goods and carriage shed were added shortly after. In 1882, Roma Street became a junction station with the North Coast line opening to Sandgate. With the opening of Central station as Brisbane's principal station on 18 August 1889, the station was renamed Roma Street. As traffic grew, so did the Roma Street precinct with a locomotive shed added.
In 1911, the precinct was rearranged with the locomotive and carriage sheds relocated to Mayne near Bowen Hills. On 30 November 1940, Roma Street again became the principal station for long distance services with new platforms built to the south of the existing platforms.
Following the opening of the Merivale Bridge on 18 November 1978, Roma Street was also served by Beenleigh line services. on 21 June 1986, it became a dual gauge station with the extension of the standard gauge NSW North Coast line from South Brisbane. In October 1986, the Brisbane Transit Centre opened to the south of the station.
As part of the quadruplication of the North Coast line to Bowen Hills, the station was rebuilt. On 1 November 1995, a new Platform 10 was opened on the station's north side as the platform for long distance services, these services had previously used Platforms 2 and 3. Platforms 7, 8 and 9 opened on 11 June 1996 while refurbished Platforms 4, 5 and 6 reopened in January 1997.
Services by platform
Adjacent to the station lies the Roma Street busway station that is served by Brisbane Transport services and the Brisbane Transit Centre that is served by Crisps Coaches, Greyhound Australia, Murrays, NSW TrainLink and Premier Motor Service long-distance coach services.
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- "Opening of Brisbane Transit Centre" Railway Digest August 1986 page 240
- "New Long-Distance Platform at Roma Street" Railway Digest December 1995 page 21
- "Additional City Tunnels & Track Commissioned" Railway Digest July 1996 page 17
- "QR Citytrain News" Railway Digest March 1997 page 18
- INB Queen St to Upper Roma St Leighton Contractors
- Gold Coast-Airport line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
- Beenleigh line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
- Cleveland line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
- Ipswich and Rosewood line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
- Springfield line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
- Caboolture line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
- Doomben line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
- Ferny Grove line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
- Shorncliffe line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
- Sunshine Coast line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
- Spirit of Queensland timetable Traveltrain 1 January 2015
- Spirit of the Outback timetable Traveltrain 1 January 2015
- Tilt Train timetable Traveltrain 1 January 2015
- The Westlander timetable Traveltrain 1 January 2015
- "North Coast timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [Updated 6 April 2014].
- Transporting motor vehicles Traveltrain
- Roma Street Platform 2 TransLink
- Platform change to daily Rockhampton Tilt Train arrivals in Brisbane Traveltrain 13 October 2014
- Roma Street Platform 3 TransLink
- Roma Street Platform 4 TransLink
- Roma Street Platform 5 TransLink
- Roma Street Platform 6 TransLink
- Roma Street Platform 7 TransLink
- Roma Street Platform 8 TransLink
- Roma Street Platform 9 TransLink
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