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South Bank railway station, Brisbane

South Bank railway station is located on the Gold Coast line in Queensland, Australia. It is one of two stations serving the South Brisbane area, the other being South Brisbane station.

South Bank
QRSouthBank.JPG
North-west bound view in September 2006
LocationGrey Street, South Brisbane
Coordinates27°28′55″S 153°01′23″E / 27.4820°S 153.0230°E / -27.4820; 153.0230Coordinates: 27°28′55″S 153°01′23″E / 27.4820°S 153.0230°E / -27.4820; 153.0230
Owned byQueensland Rail
Operated byCity network
Line(s)Gold Coast
Distance3.55 kilometres from Central
Platforms3 (1 side, 1 island)
Tracks3
ConnectionsSouth Bank busway station
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code600006 (platform 1)
600188 (platform 2)
600189 (platform 3)
Fare zonego card 1
Website[1]
History
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesVulture Street
Services
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
toward Bowen Hills
Beenleigh Line
toward Beenleigh
Cleveland Line
toward Cleveland
Gold Coast Line

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HistoryEdit

South Bank station opened as Vulture Street, after the adjoining street. The station provides access to the park and cinemas, and the Grey Street retail and dining precinct.

In September 1930, the standard gauge New South Wales North Coast line opened to the west of the station.[1] In 1995, as part of the construction of the Gold Coast line, the standard gauge line was converted to dual gauge.[2]

On 27 April 2001, the station was renamed South Bank (Vulture Street), later being simplified to South Bank in reference to its proximity to the South Bank Parklands. At the same time a platform face was added on the dual gauge line.[3]

In December 2013, work commenced on a transit oriented development at South Bank, which will see the station covered with office and apartment buildings. The new apartments are called Southpoint.[4] The proposal was announced by the Queensland Government in November 2007.[5]

ServicesEdit

South Bank station is served by Beenleigh, Cleveland and Gold Coast line services.[6][7][8]

Services by platformEdit

Transport linksEdit

Adjacent to the station lies the South Bank busway station that is served by Brisbane Transport services.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brisbane Express First Train Leaves via North Coast Route" Sydney Morning Herald 27 September 1930
  2. ^ "Rails return to the Gold Coast" Railway Digest August 1996 page 19
  3. ^ "Queensland Short Lines" Railway Digest January 2001 page 10
  4. ^ "Emporium creator to launch $590m Southpoint development". The Urban Developer. 9 August 2013.
  5. ^ Anna Bligh (13 November 2007). "Old Meets New in $650 Million South Bank Proposal". Queensland Government.
  6. ^ "Beenleigh Line timetable". TransLink. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Cleveland Line timetable". TransLink. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Airport/Gold Coast Line timetable". TransLink. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  9. ^ a b c South Bank Platform 1 Translink
  10. ^ a b c South Bank Platform 2 Translink
  11. ^ a b c d e South Bank Platform 3 Translink
  12. ^ Cultual Centre station TransLink

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