Yeerongpilly railway station

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Yeerongpilly
Yeerongpilly Railway Station, Queensland, July 2012.JPG
Southbound view in July 2012
Location Wilkie Street, Yeerongpilly
Coordinates 27°31′30″S 153°00′50″E / 27.5250°S 153.0140°E / -27.5250; 153.0140Coordinates: 27°31′30″S 153°00′50″E / 27.5250°S 153.0140°E / -27.5250; 153.0140
Owned by Queensland Rail
Operated by City network
Line(s) Beenleigh
Corinda
Distance 9.36 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 5
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 25 bays
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code 600054 (platform 1)
600196 (platform 2)
Fare zone go card 1/2
Website Queensland Rail
History
Opened 1884
Electrified Yes
Previous names Logan Junction
South Coast Junction
Services
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
toward Bowen Hills
Beenleigh Line
toward Beenleigh

Yeerongpilly railway station is located on the Beenleigh line in Queensland, Australia. It serves the Brisbane suburb of Yeerongpilly. Immediately south-west of the station, the Corinda line branches off.

To the west of the station lies the NSW North Coast dual gauge line primarily used by Gold Coast, NSW TrainLink XPT and freight services.[1]

History[edit]

Yeerongpilly station opened in 1884 as Logan Junction with the opening of the railway to Loganlea.[2] It was renamed South Coast Junction in 1885[3] and again to Yeerongpilly in 1893.[4]

It was the junction station for the Corinda line until passenger services ceased on the line in June 2011 and were replaced by Brisbane Transport's route 104.[5]

The design for the Queensland Tennis Centre included extending the footbridge over Fairfield Road, however when the centre was built it was not included.[6] Construction eventually commenced in July 2010, with the new bridge opened on 29 December 2010 in time for the 2011 Brisbane International.[7][8]

With the opening of the NSW North Coast line to South Brisbane in 1930, the New South Wales Government Railways opened a depot to the south of the station.[9] This closed on 13 February 1997 with the turntable relocated to the new National Rail Acacia Ridge facility.[10][11]

In 1995, as part of the construction of the Gold Coast line, the standard gauge line from South Brisbane was converted to dual gauge.[12] This was later extended to Salisbury.[13]

Services[edit]

Yeerongpilly station is served by all stops Beenleigh line services from Beenleigh, Kuraby and Coopers Plains to Bowen Hills and Ferny Grove.[14]

Services by platform[edit]

Platform Lines Destinations Notes
1 Beenleigh Coopers Plains, Kuraby & Beenleigh [15]
2 Beenleigh Bowen Hills & Ferny Grove [16]

Transport links[edit]

Brisbane Transport operate three routes via Yeerongpilly station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clapham - Yeerongpilly SA Track & Signal
  2. ^ "The Logan Railway". The Brisbane Courier. 23 January 1885. p. 5. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Yeronga - Early History". The Brisbane Courier. 23 June 1928. p. 5. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Yeerongpilly Divisional Board". The Logan and Albert Advocate. 23 September 1893. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Change to route 104 services TransLink
  6. ^ Footbridge, what footbridge? Brisbane Times 7 January 2009
  7. ^ First step for new Yeerongpilly footbridge TransLink 8 July 2010
  8. ^ Yeerongpilly footbridge opens for tennis fans TransLink 20 December 2010
  9. ^ "Brisbane Express First Train Leaves via North Coast Route" Sydney Morning Herald 27 September 1930
  10. ^ "Standard Gauge Loco Facility Closes" Railway Digest April 1997 page 13
  11. ^ "Acacia Ridge Locomotive Facilities" Railway Digest December 1996 page 18
  12. ^ "Rails return to the Gold Coast" Railway Digest August 1996 page 19
  13. ^ "Yeerongpilly - Salisbury Third Road" Railway Digest August 1996 page 11
  14. ^ Beenleigh line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  15. ^ Yeerongpilly Platform 1 TransLink
  16. ^ Yeerongpilly Platform 2 TransLink
  17. ^ Route 104 timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  18. ^ a b Route 105, 108 timetable TransLink 6 June 2011

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