Toowong railway station, Brisbane


Toowong railway station, Brisbane

Citytrain Station
station_name=Toowong



region=Brisbane West
servicearea1=Ipswich
IB1=Auchenflower
OB1=Taringa
street=Benson Street, cnr Sherwood Road
suburb=Toowong
zone=1/2
distance=4.48
platforms=4
platform_arch=2 island
access=Toowong Village
trainconnect=no
busconnect=yes
tvm=yes
disability=yes
facilities= [http://www.citytrain.com.au/stations/station_details/toowong.asp Link]
coordinates=coord|-27.4855|152.9931|display=inline,title
brisway=http://www.street-directory.com.au/sd_new/genmap.cgi?x=152.9931&y=-27.4855&sizex=650&sizey=650&level=7&star=1

Toowong railway station is a railway station in Toowong, a southwestern suburb of Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland, Australia. On the Ipswich railway line, it is in a transition precinct between Zone 1 and Zone 2 of the TransLink integrated public transport system.

The station is under the Toowong Village shopping centre, as it was built-over in the 1980s to harness the airspace for commercial opportunity. The station provides access to the cafe and shopping precinct, as well as the Regatta and Royal Exchange hotels nearby. It is the closest station to the St Lucia campus of the University of Queensland.

History

The railway west of Brisbane, brought significant growth to suburbs close to the city such as Toowong. The station was first opened on the 14 June 1875, the same date the first Toowong Post Office building was opened. [cite book |title=Brisbane's Western Suburbs: our heriatge in focus |last=Meadows |first=Jane |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=1994 |publisher=State Library of Queensland Foundation |location= |isbn=0724260773 |pages=91 ] The station was submerged during the 1893 floods.

ervices by platform

Citytrain Platforms
p1name=1 ^
p1linename=Ipswich/Rosewood
p1destname=Ipswich/Rosewood|p1notes=All stations
p2name=2 +
p2linename=Caboolture
Shorncliffe
p2destname=City & Caboolture
City & Shorncliffe|p2notes=All stations
All stations
p3name=3 ^
p3linename=Ipswich/Rosewood
p3destname=Ipswich/Rosewood|p3notes=Peak-hr services
p4name=4
p4linename=Caboolture
Shorncliffe
p4destname=City & Caboolture
City & Shorncliffe|p4notes=Peak-hr services
Peak-hr services

*+ Shorncliffe services to and from Corinda operate on weekdays only.
*^ Limited direct services to Rosewood, most services require a change of trains at Ipswich

TransLink bus routes servicing Toowong


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