Shorncliffe railway line
|Line length||11 km (6.8 mi)|
|Number of tracks||Quadruple to Northgate, double to Sandgate, single track to Shorncliffe.|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||100 km/h (62 mph)|
The Sandgate Railway, opened in 1882, was the first truly suburban railway in Brisbane, built to provide convenient access to the seaside for the city's residents. The terminus was originally named Sandgate and was renamed Shorncliffe in 1938. The current Sandgate station was originally named Sandgate Central. The line allowed Brisbane residents to travel to Moreton Bay's shoreline at Shorncliffe.
Duplication was completed by December 1901.
Line guide and servicesEdit
Passengers for/from the Caboolture and Nambour and Gympie North lines change at Northgate, Airport and Doomben lines at Eagle Junction, Ferny Grove line at Bowen Hills, and all other lines at Central.
- Kerr, J. 'Triumph of Narrow Gauge' Boolarong Publications 1990
- "OPENING OF THE SANDGATE RAILWAY". The Brisbane Courier. 11 May 1882. p. 3. Retrieved 21 October 2011.
- "SANDGATE STATION RENAMED". The Courier-Mail. 21 October 1938. p. 3. Retrieved 21 October 2011.
- Hallam, Greg (2005). Brisbane's Biography (Steamtrain Sunday). QR Limited.
- "Sandgate Duplication". The Brisbane Courier. Qld. 3 December 1901. p. 2. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- Kerr, J. 'Brunswick St, Bowen Hills & Beyond' ARHS 1988