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Ascot
ASCOT .jpg
Looking towards Doomben in March 2018.
Location McGill Avenue, Ascot
Coordinates 27°25′48″S 153°03′50″E / 27.4299°S 153.0638°E / -27.4299; 153.0638Coordinates: 27°25′48″S 153°03′50″E / 27.4299°S 153.0638°E / -27.4299; 153.0638
Owned by Queensland Rail
Operated by City network
Line(s) Pinkenba
Distance 8.90 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Ground
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Status Unstaffed
Station code 600433 (platform 1)
600434 (platform 2)
Fare zone go card 1
Website Queensland Rail
History
Opened 3 September 1882
Electrified Yes
Previous names Hendra Siding
Racecourse
Services
Preceding station Queensland Rail Following station
Hendra
towards Roma Street
Doomben Line Doomben
Terminus

Ascot railway station is located on the Pinkenba line in Queensland, Australia. It serves the Brisbane suburb of Ascot adjacent to Eagle Farm Racecourse.

History

Ascot station opened on 3 September 1882 as Hendra Siding coinciding with that of the Pinkenba railway line. It was later renamed Racecourse and eventually renamed as Ascot. The line was electrified on 6 February 1988. All passenger services on the line were suspended on 27 September 1993 as part of a statewide rationalisation of the rail network with the closing or suspending of under-utilised or unprofitable rail lines. Trains continued to serve Ascot when major race events were held.

Passenger services resumed on 27 January 1998, but only as far as Doomben with bus connections to the other abandoned stations.

Heritage listing

A combined entry for Eagle Farm Racecourse and Ascot Railway Station was listed in the Queensland Heritage Register in 2004.

Services

Ascot station is served by all stops Doomben line services from Doomben to Roma Street, Park Road and Cleveland.

Services by platform

Platform Line Destinations Notes
1 Doomben Roma Street, Park Road, Cleveland & Doomben
2 Doomben No scheduled services
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