Bowen Hills railway station

Coordinates: 27°26′43″S 153°02′15″E / 27.4454°S 153.0376°E / -27.4454; 153.0376
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Bowen Hills
Northbound view from Platform 2 in July 2012
General information
LocationAbbotsford Road, Bowen Hills
Coordinates27°26′43″S 153°02′15″E / 27.4454°S 153.0376°E / -27.4454; 153.0376
Owned byQueensland Rail
Operated byQueensland Rail
Line(s)North Coast
Ferny Grove
Distance2.66 kilometres from Central
Platforms4 (2 islands)
Structure typeGround
Other information
Station code600005 (platform 1)
600000 (platform 2)
600002 (platform 3)
600007 (platform 4)
Fare zonego card 1
WebsiteQueensland Rail
Opened1973; 50 years ago (1973)
Preceding station Queensland Rail Queensland Rail Following station
Fortitude Valley
towards Roma Street
Airport Line Albion
through to Ferny Grove Line Beenleigh Line Fortitude Valley
towards Beenleigh
Fortitude Valley
towards Roma Street
Caboolture Line Eagle Junction
towards Caboolture
through to Shorncliffe Line Cleveland Line Fortitude Valley
towards Cleveland
Fortitude Valley
towards Roma Street
Doomben Line Albion
towards Doomben
towards Roma Street
Ferny Grove Line Windsor
towards Ferny Grove
through to Airport Line Gold Coast Line Fortitude Valley
through to Caboolture Line Ipswich & Rosewood Line Fortitude Valley
towards Ipswich or Rosewood
through to Sunshine Coast Line
Fortitude Valley
towards Roma Street
Redcliffe Peninsula Line Eagle Junction
towards Kippa-Ring
Shorncliffe Line Albion
towards Shorncliffe
through to Redcliffe Peninsula Line Springfield Line Fortitude Valley
Fortitude Valley
towards Roma Street
Sunshine Coast Line Eagle Junction
towards Nambour
Sunshine Coast Line
Gympie North service
towards Gympie North

Bowen Hills railway station is located on the North Coast line in Queensland, Australia. It serves the Brisbane suburb of Bowen Hills. North of the station, the Ferny Grove line branches off. The station is one of four inner city stations that form a core corridor through the centre of Brisbane.[1]


There have been three railways stations named Bowen Hills. The first from 1882 to 1889 was near Campbell Street. In 1890, a new station opened at the south end of the Abbotsford Road tunnel. In 1971, to allow for the Mayne marshalling yards to be expanded, Bowen Hill and Mayne Junction stations were closed with a new Bowen Hills station opening in 1973.[2]

As part of the quadruplication of the line from Roma Street station, Platforms 3 and 4 opened on 11 June 1996.[3][4][5]


In October 1904, Archibald Kerr, a 16-year-old boy, fell from a moving train near Bowen Hills station; the boy died from the injury to the back of his head caused by the fall. At the time, the train driver was not aware of the event until he was told about it by the signalman on the train's return journey at Brunswick Street station. The train gate was blamed as the cause of the accident at first, but after the gate was found to be in working order, the cause of the accident wasn't known.[6]


Bowen Hills station is served by Airport, Beenleigh, Caboolture, Doomben, Ferny Grove, Redcliffe Peninsula, Shorncliffe, Springfield and Sunshine Coast line services.[7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14] Also see Inner City timetable[15] It is adjacent to the Mayne Stabling Yards, with many services terminating here.[16]

Services by platform[edit]

Platform Lines Destinations Notes
1 Airport City, Beenleigh & Varsity Lakes [17]
Doomben City & Park Road [17]
City & Cleveland Evening peak only[17]
Beenleigh City & Beenleigh [17]
Shorncliffe City & Cleveland [17]
2 Airport Brisbane Airport Domestic [18]
Doomben Doomben [18]
Ferny Grove Ferny Grove [17]
Shorncliffe Northgate & Shorncliffe [18]
3 Caboolture City, Springfield Central, Ipswich & Rosewood [19]
Redcliffe Peninsula City, Springfield Central & Ipswich [19]
Sunshine Coast City, Springfield Central & Ipswich [19]
4 Caboolture Caboolture [20]
Redcliffe Peninsula Kippa-Ring [20]
Sunshine Coast Nambour & Gympie North [20]


  1. ^ "Cross River Rail Business Case August 2017" (PDF). Government of Queensland. p. 54. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  2. ^ Bowen Hills & Mayne Centre for Queensland Government
  3. ^ "Roma Street – Bowen Hills Quadruplication Update" Railway Digest March 1995 page 14
  4. ^ "Inner City Rail Expansion" Railway Digest July 1995 page 17
  5. ^ "Additional City Tunnels & Track Commissioned" Railway Digest July 1996 page 17
  6. ^ "Bowen Hills Railway Fatality". The Brisbane Courier. 18 October 1904. p. 4. Retrieved 20 April 2010.
  7. ^ "Airport/Gold Coast Line timetable". Translink. 2 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Beenleigh Line timetable". Translink. 2 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Caboolture Line timetable". Translink. 2 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Doomben Line timetable". TransLink. 2 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Ferny Grove Line timetable". Translink. 2 March 2020.
  12. ^ "Redcliffe Peninsula Line timetable". Translink. 2 March 2020.
  13. ^ "Shorncliffe Line timetable". Translink. 2 March 2020.
  14. ^ "Sunshine Coast Line timetable". Translink. 2 March 2020.
  15. ^ "Inner City timetable" (PDF). Translink. 2 March 2020.
  16. ^ South East Queensland Stabling Program Department of Transport & Main Roads
  17. ^ a b c d e f Bowen Hills Platform 1 TransLink
  18. ^ a b c Bowen Hills Platform 2 TransLink
  19. ^ a b c Bowen Hills Platform 3 TransLink
  20. ^ a b c Bowen Hills Platform 4 TransLink

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