Coopers Plains, Queensland
Coopers Plains is an outer suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is 11 kilometres south-west of the CBD; the suburb is home to the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital. The locality was called Cowper's Plains, it was named by John Oxley after Dr Henry Cowper, Assistant Surgeon-in-Charge at the Moreton Bay Settlement from 1823 to 1832. A convict settlement was established at Cowper's Plains in 1828; the name was corrupted and by 1860 the area was known as Cooper's Plains. By 1877 it was known as Coopers Plains; the first post office opened in 1876. Coopers Plains remained rural until the 1940s; the United States Army built a barracks adjacent to the railway station 1942, which after the war became the Australian Army's Damour Barracks. The Coopers Plains Library opened in 1979 with a major refurbishment in 2014. In the 2011 census the population of Coopers Plains was 4,208, 49% female and 51% male; the median age of the Coopers Plains population was 34 years of age, three years below the Australian median.
57% of people living in Coopers Plains were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%. The other top responses for country of birth were India 6.2%, China 5.3%, New Zealand 2.9%, Philippines 2.2%, England 2.1%. 61.9% of people spoke only English at home. The most popular religious affiliation was "no religion", followed by Catholic and Anglican. Coopers Plains railway station on the South Coast railway line opened in 1885. There are several bus routes running through Coopers Plains – 120, 135, 123, 598 and 599, 124 and 125. Coopers Plains is in close proximity to the Griffith University Nathan Campus; the Health and Food Sciences Precinct, at the Queensland Health Forensic and Scientific Services campus, was opened in 2010, would include the Queensland Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases. The precinct is a research facility for the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Forestry, CSIRO, Queensland University through the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation.
The Brisbane City Council operate a public library at 107 Orange Grove Road. Queensland Places: Coopers Plains Coopers Plains Local History Group Coopers Plains Community Profile Parks in Coopers Plains
Altandi railway station
Altandi railway station is located on the Beenleigh line in Queensland, Australia. It is one of three stations serving the Brisbane suburb of Sunnybank, the others being Sunnybank and Banoon. In 2008, an upgrade of the station was completed as part of the Salisbury to Kuraby triplication project; this included converting the eastern platform to an island, a new footbridge with lifts. Altandi is served by all stops Beenleigh line services from Beenleigh and Kuraby to Bowen Hills and Ferny Grove, it is served by limited stops Gold Coast line services from Varsity Lakes to Bowen Hills and Brisbane Airport Domestic. Media related to Altandi railway station at Wikimedia Commons Altandi station Queensland's Railways on the Internet Altandi station TransLink travel information
Fortitude Valley railway station
Fortitude Valley railway station is located on the North Coast line in Queensland, Australia. Located beneath the Valley Metro complex, it serves the central Brisbane suburb of Fortitude Valley. Pedestrian access to the station is via two thoroughfares near the corner of Brunswick and Wickham Streets and a pedestrian overpass connecting to McWhirters; the station opened on 1 November 1890 as Brunswick Street with the completion of the railway from Brisbane Central. In July 2007, an upgrade on the station commenced but being a busy station, only two platforms were able to be upgraded at any one time; the upgrade was completed in October 2008 with escalators, new lighting, updated passenger information displays and upgraded flooring. With the upgrade completed, the station was renamed Fortitude Valley. Fortitude Valley station is served by all interurban City network lines. See Inner City timetable Media related to Fortitude Valley railway station at Wikimedia Commons Fortitude Valley station Queensland Rail Fortitude Valley station Queensland's Railways on the Internet
South Brisbane railway station
South Brisbane railway station is a heritage-listed railway station at 133 Grey Street, South Brisbane, City of Brisbane, Australia. It is one of two stations serving the other being South Bank, it was built from 1891 to 1918. It is known as Cultural Centre Station, Melbourne Street Station, South Brisbane Station, it was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992. South Brisbane station is served by Beenleigh and Gold Coast railway lines. Adjacent to the station lies the Cultural Centre busway station, served by Brisbane Transport services; the station is convenient to the Queensland Cultural Centre, including the Queensland Museum, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, the State Library. The station is very conveniently located to the Queensland Conservatorium and Suncorp Piazza, which are both situated within the South Bank Parklands; the first station was constructed in 1884 on the corner of Melbourne and Grey Streets and opened as Melbourne Street railway station. The second and current building was constructed on higher ground in 1891 as the terminus for the new rail extension from Boggo Junction.
This line bypassed the Woolloongabba railyards and made redundant the Stanley Street railway station that existed from 1882 to 1884. The £77,585 contract was let to Murphy & Company on 2 April 1890, the line was completed by them on 7 December 1891. A £5,658 contract for erecting the new passenger station, to be known as South Brisbane railway station, was let to Henry Pears on 22 June 1891, it was the second masonry station to be erected in Brisbane after Roma Street railway station and pre-dating Central railway station by a decade. Passenger services commenced on 21 December 1891, although the station building had not been completed. For this reason there was no accompanying opening ceremony; when the building opened shortly afterwards it included a temperance refreshment room, served commuters on the South Coast and Beaudesert lines. South Brisbane station was intended as a temporary terminus, pending an extension of the line across the river, so only two platforms were constructed. However, after the 1893 flood washed away the Albert Bridge over the Brisbane River at Indooroopilly, the South Brisbane station served as the principal terminus for all southern and western rail services for the next two and a half years.
A 1912–1913 proposal to expand South Brisbane station to a six platform station reflected the increasing importance of the southern rail network, both as a passenger service and as a goods line. This work was undertaken between 1914 and 1918. To handle the increased traffic a 40-foot turntable was constructed in 1916, expanded to 60 feet in 1925; this was removed with the change-over to diesel engines in 1968. In September 1930, the Southern Brisbane Interstate station opened to the west of the existing station on the site of the present Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, when the standard gauge New South Wales North Coast line was extended from Kyogle, it was the terminus for the Brisbane Limited. On 18 November 1978, the narrow-gauge line was extended, via the Merivale Bridge from South Brisbane station into Roma Street station on the opposite side of the Brisbane River; as the interstate station at South Brisbane was to be demolished to make way for the World Expo 88 site, the standard gauge services were extended to the Brisbane Transit Centre, an extension of Roma Street station, on 21 June 1986, making the Transit Centre the interstate terminal.
Since two of the c. 1918 island platforms at South Brisbane were removed to accommodate the cross-river line, the South Brisbane station was reduced to its two original two platforms. However, in 1995, as part of the construction of the Gold Coast line, the standard gauge line was converted to dual gauge and Platform 3, out of use since November 1978, was recommissioned. From 31 October 2011, the station was closed for seven weeks for major structural works and raising the platforms. Trains still did not stop; the station is a two-storeyed brick building with a hipped corrugated-iron roof. The Grey Street frontage is dominated by a central projecting pedimented entrance. Either side of the entrance are sloping corrugated-iron street awnings, which are supported by cast-iron columns with Corinthian capitals and large brackets. Other Renaissance stylistic elements to the street facade include: Romanesque windows on the upper floor, rendered string courses and window mouldings, pilasters with Corinthian capitals, a solid rendered parapet.
A former garden park in front of the Grey Street entrance is now a car park/loading bay. At the rear of the station building are the platforms, which were constructed level with the upper floor of the main building, in anticipation of the river extension; the awning to No 1 platform retains a tank roof on a steel frame, with cast-iron columns and brackets and a decorative timber frieze. No 2 platform has a cantilevered butterfly roof, supported by lattice iron girders (c. 1918. On both platforms the furniture consists of a considerable number of early cast-iron framed seats which incorporate the QR logo. Many of these were collected from other Brisbane metropolitan stations for the Expo'88 refurbishment, have remained; as preparation for Expo'88 the external brickwork and cast iron was restored, the roof was replaced, all the exterior brickwork except for the upper level front facade was painted an uncharacteristic pink or peach. Interior renovations included false ceilings, a new
Trinder Park railway station
Trinder Park railway station is located on the Beenleigh line in Queensland, Australia. It serves the Logan suburb of Woodridge. On 23 March 1985, two EMUs collided head-on near Trinder Park. A train driver and a passenger were killed, 31 others were injured; the units involved were EMU11 and EMU27. Trinder Park is served by all stops Beenleigh line services from Beenleigh to Bowen Hills and Ferny Grove. Media related to Trinder Park railway station at Wikimedia Commons Trinder Park station Queensland's Railways on the Internet Trinder Park station TransLink travel information
Bethania railway station
Bethania railway station is located on the Beenleigh line in Queensland, Australia. It serves the suburb of Bethania in City of Logan. South of the station, the Beaudesert line branches off. Bethania station opened in July 1885. In May 1888, it became a junction station when the Beaudesert railway line opened and was renamed Bethania Junction, it resumed its original name in 1943. Refreshment rooms opened in 1908 and closed in 1964. On 21 April 1992, a third platform opened as part of the duplication of the line. Bethania station is served by all stops Beenleigh line services from Beenleigh to Bowen Hills and Ferny Grove. Media related to Bethania railway station at Wikimedia Commons Bethania station Queensland's Railways on the Internet Bethania station TransLink travel information
Rocklea railway station
Rocklea railway station is located on the Beenleigh line in Queensland, Australia. It serves the Brisbane suburb of Rocklea; the station opened in 1885 at the same time as the line. To the west of the station lies the NSW North Coast dual gauge line used by Gold Coast, NSW TrainLink XPT and freight services. In 1996, as part of the construction of the Gold Coast line, the standard gauge line was converted to dual gauge. Rocklea station is served by all stops Beenleigh line services from Beenleigh and Coopers Plains to Bowen Hills and Ferny Grove. Media related to Rocklea railway station at Wikimedia Commons Rocklea station Queensland's Railways on the Internet Rocklea station TransLink travel information