Shorncliffe railway station

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Shorncliffe
Shorncliffe Railway Station, Queensland, July 2012.JPG
Station front in July 2012
LocationRailway Parade, Shorncliffe
Coordinates27°19′36″S 153°04′47″E / 27.3268°S 153.0796°E / -27.3268; 153.0796Coordinates: 27°19′36″S 153°04′47″E / 27.3268°S 153.0796°E / -27.3268; 153.0796
Elevation2 metres
Owned byQueensland Rail
Operated byCity network
Line(s)Shorncliffe
Distance20.69 kilometres from Central
Platforms1
Tracks1
Construction
Structure typeGround
Parking80 bays
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusStaffed
Station code600425
Fare zonego card 2
WebsiteQueensland Rail
History
Opened1897
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesSandgate
Services
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
toward Roma Street
Shorncliffe LineTerminus

Shorncliffe railway station is the terminus station of the Shorncliffe line in Queensland, Australia. It serves the Brisbane suburb of Shorncliffe.

History[edit]

The railway line from Brisbane to Sandgate opened in 1882, and the terminal station, located near Curlew Street, was named Sandgate. [1] The line was extended to Shorncliffe in 1897, and the name Sandgate was transferred to the new terminal station. [2] In 1938 it was renamed Shorncliffe.[3]

The line allowed Brisbane residents to travel to the water of Moreton Bay's Shorncliffe shoreline.[4] Beyond the station lie two sidings used to stable trains overnight.

Westbound view from the platform in July 2012

Services[edit]

Shorncliffe is the terminus station for Shorncliffe line services to and from Roma Street, Cannon Hill, Manly and Cleveland.[5]

Services by platform[edit]

Platform Line Destinations Notes
1 Shorncliffe Roma Street, Cannon Hill, Manly & Cleveland [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Opening of the Sandgate Railway". The Brisbane Courier. 11 May 1882. p. 3.
  2. ^ "IMPORTS AND EXPORTS". The Brisbane Courier. LIII, (12, 262). Queensland, Australia. 1 May 1897. p. 4. Retrieved 4 August 2019 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  3. ^ "Sandgate Station Renamed". The Courier-Mail. 21 October 1938. p. 3.
  4. ^ Hallam, Greg (2005). Brisbane's Biography (Steamtrain Sunday). QR Limited.
  5. ^ "Shorncliffe Line timetable". TransLink. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  6. ^ Shorncliffe Platform 1 TransLink

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