Rosewood railway line, Queensland


Rosewood railway line, Queensland

SEQ Transit Lines
line_type = rail
from = Ipswich
to = Rosewood
name = Rosewood Line



line_owner = QR Limited
map_colour = Green
line_length = 18.3
stations_number = 7
operator_names = Citytrain
fleet_names = EMU and SMU 200/220 series
date_1 = 1865
event_1 = Opened Bigge's Camp to Ipswich
date_2 = 1993
event_2 = Line electrified

The Rosewood railway line is an interurban railway line extending 47.1 km (29.3 mi) southwest from Brisbane (57.0 km from Central station by rail), the state capital of Queensland, Australia. It is part of the QR Citytrain network and connects to the suburban Ipswich railway line.

History

The Rosewood railway line is most of the first railway in Queensland, that opened from Ipswich to the small town of Grandchester (then known as Bigge's Camp) on 31 July 1865.

The line was electrified from Ipswich to Rosewood railway station in 1993 while The Hon David Hamill was Minister for Transport. The Rosewood line extends from the seat he held, the electoral district of Ipswich, into that of Ipswich West.

Branching lines

The Brisbane Valley railway line, branching from the Rosewood line after Wulkuraka railway station, was opened to Lowood in 1884, Esk in 1886, and Yarraman in 1913. Passenger services operated until 1989, and freight services until closure of the line in sections in 1988 and 1993.

A line to Marburg opened in 1912, branching from the Rosewood line 380 m (1247 ft) east of Rosewood railway station. It was closed in sections from 1964 to 1995, and some of it is today the Rosewood Railway Museum; their Museum Junction station is at the truncated southern end of the line before Railway Street.

A loop line to Ebenezer for coal was built in 1990, leaving the Rosewood line just after Thagoona railway station.

Line guide and services

Most services act as a shuttle between Rosewood and Ipswich railway stations. The typical travel time between Rosewood and Ipswich is approximately 18 minutes. During weekday peak times, a few services may operate direct to and from the Brisbane central business district along the Ipswich line.

External links

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


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