Central railway station, Brisbane

Central railway station, Brisbane

Citytrain Station

region=Brisbane Central
IB1=Roma Street
OB1=Brunswick Street
IB2=Brunswick Street
OB2=Roma Street
IB3=Roma Street
OB3=Brunswick Street
IB4=Brunswick Street
OB4=Roma Street
servicearea5=Corinda via South Brisbane
IB5=Brunswick Street
OB5=Roma Street
IB6=Roma Street
OB6=Brunswick Street
servicearea7=Ferny Grove
IB7=Roma Street
OB7=Brunswick Street
servicearea8=Gold Coast
IB8=Brunswick Street
OB8=Roma Street
IB9=Brunswick Street
OB9=Roma Street
servicearea10=Nambour and Gympie North
IB10=Roma Street
OB10=Brunswick Street
IB11=Roma Street
OB11=Brunswick Street
CB13=Roma Street
AB13=Brunswick Street
street=Ann Street
platform_arch=3 island platforms
access=Ann Street, Edward Street, Wickham Terrace, pedestrian subway from ANZAC Square and Upper Edward Street
busconnect=Yes: Adelaide Street Bus Mall
facilities= [http://www.citytrain.com.au/stations/station_details/central.asp Link]

Central railway station is, as the name suggests, the central railway station for the QR Citytrain network in the Brisbane central business district, the state capital of Queensland, Australia. A major interchange for train services on the network, Central is located in Zone 1 of the TransLink integrated public transport system.


The first building for Central railway station was a structure of wood and corrugated galvanised iron, and opened on 18 August 1889 as a terminus of the line after Roma Street railway station. [cite web | url = http://www.epa.qld.gov.au/projects/heritage/index.cgi?place=600073&back=1 | title = Central Railway Station - EPA/QPWS | accessdate = 2007-07-27 | year = 2006 | publisher = Queensland Government ]

In 1891cite book | last = Hallam | first = Greg | title = Brisbane's Biography (Steamtrain Sunday) | publisher = QR Limited | date = 2005 ] the tunnel to Brunswick Street railway station was opened so trains could run directly from Central to northern destinations. An elegant new station was constructed and opened in 1899 with arches of corrugated galvanised iron over the platforms and a portico on Ann Street. Both of these features were sacrificed to progress when the Sheraton Hotel (now Sofitel Brisbane) was built over the station and Ann Street was widened.

In 1904, Central had the only electro-pneumatic system in Australia for changing points and signals.

In 1996, four new tunnels were constructed between Central and Brunswick Street and Roma Street stations, with two new platforms added to Central to increase capacity, especially with new services commencing on the rebuilt Gold Coast line. [cite press release | title = Future rail connection in study's sights | publisher = Government of Queensland | date = 26 August 2007 | url = http://www.cabinet.qld.gov.au/MMS/StatementDisplaySingle.aspx?id=53666 | accessdate = 2008-02-13 ]

tation configuration

Central railway station is located at the northern end of the Brisbane central business district on Ann Street, directly opposite ANZAC Square. Pedestrian access is available from the main entrance at the corner of Ann and Edward Streets, the pedestrian subway connecting ANZAC Square with Upper Edward Street and from the corner of Ann Street and Creek Street. Lesser used access points are located off Wickham Terrace and from Edward Street via the courtyard of the Railways Centre, the headquarters of Queensland Rail.

There is elevator access to Central Station from Ann Street opposite the Shrine of Remembrance, and from Wickham Terrace on the northern corner of the complex. There are also escalators to Central Station from ANZAC Square Arcade, next to ANZAC Square.

The Central Station complex houses a McDonald's restaurant, newsagent, cafes, a men's hairdresser, and a QR Travel Centre.

ervices by platform

Central railway station serves all suburban and interurban lines. The platforms at Central are numbered from 1 to 6, with 1 being the easternmost platform and 6 the westernmost. Services typically use platforms in a predictable fashion, however during peak periods, some services may use different platforms from those listed below:

Citytrain Platforms
p1name=1, 2
Gold Coast
Corinda via South Brisbane
Corinda|p1notes=All stations*
All stations*
All stations+
p2name=3, 4
p2linename=Ferny Grove
Nambour and Gympie North
p2destname=Ferny Grove
Domestic Terminal
Nambour/Cooroy/Gympie North
Exhibition|p2notes=All stations*
All stations
Special Events
Exhibition|p3notes=All stations*
Special events
Nambour and Gympie North
Exhibition|p4notes=All stations*
All stations*
Special events

** Express trains operate on this line during peak periods
*+ Trains only operate during peak periods only, a railbus operates at other times
*^ Limited direct services to Rosewood, most services require a change of trains at Ipswich

Pairing lines

The table below shows the railway lines that a train may connect to at Central Station. However some trains, especially during peak periods, may connect to different lines than those shown on the table below, or not connecting other lines at all. For example, Cleveland line services usually continue to run as a Doomben line service upon arrival to City, but some services might continue to run as a Ferny Grove line service or for non-connecting services, it would just terminate at Bowen Hills. Similarly, non-connecting services for Northern lines can terminate at Roma Street or South Bank.


Suburban Multiple Unit on platform 3

Ann Street, combines elements of the 1899 building with later extensions
Looking_towards_platforms_4_to_1Image:QRCentralentry.jpg|Clock_tower_entrance_on_Ann_StreetImage:Central-Station-and-Sofitel-Hotel-Brisbane-Queensland-Australia.jpg|Sofitel Brisbane atop Central
Wickham Terrace entrance


External links

* [http://www.citytrain.com.au Citytrain]
* [http://www.transinfo.com.au TransInfo]
* [http://qroti.com/placeinfo/qld/rail/central/ Central Station at QROTI]

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