Doomben railway station

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Doomben railway station is the terminal station of the Pinkenba line in Queensland, Australia. It serves the Brisbane suburb of Ascot adjacent to Doomben Racecourse.

Doomben
Doomben Railway Station, Queensland, Oct 2012.JPG
Westbound view from Platform 1 in July 2012
LocationLamington Avenue, Ascot
Coordinates27°25′53″S 153°04′31″E / 27.4314°S 153.0753°E / -27.4314; 153.0753Coordinates: 27°25′53″S 153°04′31″E / 27.4314°S 153.0753°E / -27.4314; 153.0753
Owned byQueensland Rail
Operated byCity network
Line(s)Pinkenba
Distance9.90 kilometres from Central
Platforms2 side
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeGround
Parking6 bays
Other information
StatusStaffed
Station code600435 (platform 1)
600436 (platform 2)
Fare zonego card 1
WebsiteQueensland Rail
History
Opened1976
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesWhinstanes-Doomben
Services
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
toward Roma Street
Doomben LineTerminus

HistoryEdit

The Pinkenba line opened on 3 September 1882 to Pinkenba. A station for Doomben Racecourse was opened in 1909[1] alongside the Nudgee Road level crossing, and in 1976 a new station named Whinstanes-Doomben opened slightly farther east; Whinstanes was the name of the industrial branch line that crosses Kingsford Smith Drive to the Hamilton Cold Stores.

The station was renamed Doomben when the line was electrified on 6 February 1988. All passenger services on the line were suspended on 27 September 1993 as part of a statewide rationalisation of the rail network with the closing or suspending of under-utilised or unprofitable rail lines. Trains continued to serve Doomben when major race events were held.

Passenger services resumed on 27 January 1998, with Doomben becoming the terminal station with bus connections to the other abandoned stations.[2]

ServicesEdit

Doomben is the terminus for all stops services to and from Roma Street, Park Road and Cleveland.[3]

Services by platformEdit

Platform Line Destinations Notes
1 Doomben Roma Street, Park Road & Cleveland [4]
2 Doomben No scheduled services [5]

Transport linksEdit

Brisbane Transport operate two routes from Doomben station:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Shunting Doomben" Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin November 1991 pages 264-275
  2. ^ Doomben Rail Service Resume January 27 Queensland Government 21 January 1998
  3. ^ "Doomben Line timetable". TransLink. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  4. ^ Doomben Platform 1 TransLink
  5. ^ Doomben Platform 2 TransLink
  6. ^ "Route 301 timetable". TransLink. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Route 303 timetable". TransLink. Retrieved 14 December 2018.

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