Woollongabba Railway Station

Woollongabba Railway Station

Stage Number: MBSH.03.01.06

Group: Southern

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

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: South East Busway, off Stanley Street, Woolloongabba

Latitude & Longitude: -27.48583333,153.03336111

Time Link: 1884

Map Link: 1884

Image Time Point: 1884

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The Woolongabba Branch railway line (incorrectly spelled by Queensland Railways with only one ‘l’) was a branch line that opened on 2 June 1884 to serve the riverside wharves and industries along the Brisbane River at Woolloongabba and South Brisbane. This line ran to Corinda Station (which was then known as ‘South Brisbane Junction’). The Woolloongabba station and depot were located on a reserve between Stanley Street and Vulture Street, adjacent to the cricket ground. The branch line closed in January 1960, and the Woollongabba depot closed in September 1967.


John McClurg, Historical Sketches of Brisbane, Brisbane, Royal Historical Society Queensland, 1975, pp. 85-88.

Image Citations

One of the last trains to travel along Stanley Street, Woolloongabba, ca. 1967. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Record number. 52972.

Map References

QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 5 chains to the inch. City of Brisbane. 5 chains to the inch. Government Engraving, and Lithographic Office, Brisbane.. 634496