South Bank railway station, Brisbane

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South Bank
QRSouthBank.JPG
North-west bound view in September 2006
Location Grey Street, South Brisbane
Coordinates 27°28′55″S 153°01′23″E / 27.4820°S 153.0230°E / -27.4820; 153.0230Coordinates: 27°28′55″S 153°01′23″E / 27.4820°S 153.0230°E / -27.4820; 153.0230
Owned by Queensland Rail
Operated by City network
Line(s) Gold Coast
Distance 3.55 kilometres from Central
Platforms 3 (1 side, 1 island)
Tracks 3
Connections South Bank busway station
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code 600006 (platform 1)
600188 (platform 2)
600189 (platform 3)
Fare zone go card 1
Website Queensland Rail
History
Electrified Yes
Previous names Vulture Street
Services
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
toward Bowen Hills
Beenleigh Line
toward Beenleigh
Cleveland Line
toward Cleveland
Gold Coast Line

South Bank railway station is located on the Gold Coast line in Queensland, Australia. It is one of two stations serving the South Brisbane area, the other being South Brisbane station.

History[edit]

South Bank station opened as Vulture Street, after the adjoining street. The station provides access to the park and cinemas, and the Grey Street retail and dining precinct.

In September 1930, the standard gauge New South Wales North Coast line opened to the west of the station.[1] In 1995, as part of the construction of the Gold Coast line, the standard gauge line was converted to dual gauge.[2]

On 27 April 2001, the station was renamed South Bank (Vulture Street), later being simplified to South Bank in reference to its proximity to the South Bank Parklands. At the same time a platform face was added on the dual gauge line.[3]

In December 2013, work commenced on a transit oriented development at South Bank, which will see the station covered with office and apartment buildings. The new apartments are called Southpoint.[4] The proposal was announced by the Queensland Government in November 2007.[5]

Services[edit]

South Bank station is served by Beenleigh, Cleveland and Gold Coast line services.[6][7][8]

Services by platform[edit]

Platform Line Destinations Notes
1 Beenleigh Kuraby & Beenleigh [9]
Cleveland Park Road, Cannon Hill, Manly & Cleveland [9]
Gold Coast Varsity Lakes [9]
2 Beenleigh Bowen Hills & Ferny Grove [10]
Cleveland Bowen Hills, Doomben & Shorncliffe [10]
Gold Coast Bowen Hills & Brisbane Airport Domestic [10]
3 Beenleigh Beenleigh Early morning only[11]
Park Road, Bowen Hills & Doomben Saturday services[11]
Gold Coast Bowen Hills & Brisbane Airport Domestic Peak hours only[11]
Doomben Morning peak only[11]
Varsity Lakes Peak hours only[11]

Transport links[edit]

Adjacent to the station lies the South Bank busway station that is served by Brisbane Transport services.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brisbane Express First Train Leaves via North Coast Route" Sydney Morning Herald 27 September 1930
  2. ^ "Rails return to the Gold Coast" Railway Digest August 1996 page 19
  3. ^ "Queensland Short Lines" Railway Digest January 2001 page 10
  4. ^ "Emporium creator to launch $590m Southpoint development". The Urban Developer. 9 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Anna Bligh (13 November 2007). "Old Meets New in $650 Million South Bank Proposal". Queensland Government. 
  6. ^ Beenleigh line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  7. ^ Cleveland line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  8. ^ Airport line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  9. ^ a b c South Bank Platform 1 Translink
  10. ^ a b c South Bank Platform 2 Translink
  11. ^ a b c d e South Bank Platform 3 Translink
  12. ^ Cultual Centre station TransLink

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