Rail transport in South East Queensland

Rail Transport In South East Queensland

Rail transport in South East Queensland

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Brisbane, the capital city of the Australian state of Queensland, has a network of suburban railways that carry commuters, long distance passengers, and freight. Suburban and interurban passenger services are operated under the Citytrain brand of QR Limited, while long distance trains are under the Traveltrain brand. QRNational operates freight services, as well as Pacific National and their narrow gauge Pacific National Queensland division.



The first railway in Queensland did not actually run to Brisbane, but ran from Ipswich to Grandchester. Opened in July 1865, the line into Brisbane was not completed until the opening of the Albert Bridge in July 1875. Branch lines in the city itself did not start until the next decade, with the branch line to Sandgate opened in May 1882, and the branch from Eagle Junction to Racecourse in September the same year. The North Coast line opened to Petrie in 1888.

Lines were opened from Brisbane to Sandgate and Ascot in 1882. The first section of the North Coast Line opened to Petrie in 1888. In 1891 this line was connected to the Maryborough line at Gympie, creating a through line to Mount Perry. A branch line was built from Caboolture to Woodford in 1909 and Kilcoy in 1913, now closed. A branch line was opened from Monkland (south of Gympie) to Brooloo in 1915. A line was opened from the first South Brisbane Station at Stanley Street,......
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