Exhibition railway line, Brisbane


Exhibition railway line, Brisbane

SEQ Transit Lines
line_type = rail
from = Brisbane central business district
to = Bowen Hills

name = Exhibition Line



transport_mode = Special commuter rail line
line_owner = QR Limited
map_colour = Grey
line_length = 3.4
stations_number = 4
operator_names = Citytrain
fleet_names = IMU 160/120/100, SMU 200/220, ICE, and EMU series

The Exhibition railway line is a special-purpose railway line in Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland, Australia. It conveys QR Citytrain passengers during the Royal Queensland Show (locally known as "the Ekka") in August and rare other special events held in the showgrounds. It is informally known as the Ekka loop.

Goods trains also use the Exhibition line to access the Normanby marshalling yard and to travel across Brisbane while avoiding city stations and congestion between Bowen Hills and Roma Street stations. QR Traveltrain long-distance passenger services similarly use the Exhibition line to arrive at and depart from Roma Street station. Empty Citytrain and Traveltrain sets also use the line to access the Normanby train washing facility and the Mayne locomotive and electric depot.

Line guide and services

Services stop at city stations (Roma Street, Central and Brunswick Street) before the loop leaves the main line in the middle of platform 4 of Bowen Hills, and therefore can not stop here for passengers. The service runs in both directions.

Passengers for/from the Airport, Doomben, Caboolture, Ferny Grove, Nambour and Gympie North and Shorncliffe lines change at Central, and lines at Bowen Hills, and Beenleigh, Cleveland, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Rosewood, Tennyson lines at Roma Street.

External links

* [http://www.citytrain.com.au Citytrain]
* [http://www.transinfo.com.au TransInfo]


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