Queenstown railway station, Tasmania

Queenstown in Western Tasmania has had two railway stations. The original was built for the railway built for the Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Company, and lasted until the closing of the railway line in 1962. The newer station was built for the re-built railway, the West Coast Wilderness Railway.[1]

Queenstown Railway Station
Queenstown Railway Station 2017
General information
Location1 Driffield St, Queenstown TAS 7467

First station (1890s-1962)


The older station was across from the western end of Orr Street, Queenstown and the Empire Hotel, without an extensive covering roof. It was covered in the 1920s.[2]

The station was a regular point of ceremony for visiting and departing dignitaries, specially during the era when road access was not possible.[3][4][5]

2000s station (2000 +)

inside the new station

The 2000s station is located slightly south from the original and is south from the Driffield Street and Orr Streets intersection. It has specifically an all-weather roof and large structure building around the station.

Station sequence



  1. ^ Copley, Don (2007). "Queenstown Station". Stations of Tasmania. Archived from the original on 1 April 2008.
  2. ^ "QUEENSTOWN". The Advocate. Burnie, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 7 July 1923. p. 3. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  3. ^ "DEPARTURE". The Advocate (Tasmania). Tasmania, Australia. 18 January 1923. p. 4. Retrieved 26 September 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "THE PREMIER'S TOUR". Zeehan and Dundas Herald. Vol. XIX, no. 119. Tasmania, Australia. 2 March 1908. p. 6. Retrieved 26 September 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "Governor-General's Visit". Zeehan and Dundas Herald. Vol. XXXI, no. 289. Tasmania, Australia. 20 September 1920. p. 2. Retrieved 26 September 2016 – via National Library of Australia.

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