Gloucester Street Railway Station

Gloucester Street Railway Station

Stage Number: MBSH.03.01.02

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: West End-South Brisbane-North Woolloongabba

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 23 Frith Street, South Brisbane

Latitude & Longitude: -27.48777778,153.02444444

Time Link: 1891

Map Link: 1895

Image Time Point: 1895

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Gloucester Street station opened in 1891 on the Brisbane-Beenleigh line, which had commenced in 1885 and was extended beyond Beenleigh to Southport as the South Coast line in 1889. The Gloucester Street station was situated between the Vulture Street and Park Road stations and was built to meet the needs of the rapidly-expanding local population. All that now remains of this station are the three tunnel entrances leading to South Bank. It was closed in 1978 as it would have been too expensive to rebuild the Stephens Road tunnel and the Gloucester Street bridge in order to lengthen the station platform so it could accomodate the new types of trains being introduced around that time.


John Kerr, and John, ‘Destination South Brisbane’, Brisbane: Australian Railway Historical Society, 1978.

Image Citations

Gloucester Street Station at Highgate Hill in Brisbane, Queensland, ca. 1930. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Record number: 407209.

Map References

QSA. QSA Series 1748 Moreton District, County of Stanley Maps – A1 Series. 120 links to the inch. Burns, Philip & Co’s, and Hancock’s Wharves, Parish of South Brisbane, County of Stanley. 120 links to the inch. Survey Office, Brisbane. (quarter-size). 620436