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Cleveland Line

Norman Park station, 14 January 2018.

Year Opened:

Park Road–Cleveland 1889; Lota–Cleveland closed 1960; Lota–Thorneside re-opened 1982; Thorneside–Wellington Point re-opened 1986; Wellington Point–Cleveland re-opened 1987



Buranda, Coorparoo, Norman Park, Morningside, Cannon Hill, Murarrie, Hemmant, Lindum, Wynnum North, Wynnum, Wynnum Central, Manly, Lota, Thorneside, Birkdale, Wellington Point, Ormiston, Cleveland


Typical Journey Time:

60 minutes (Roma Street–Cleveland);  40 minutes (Roma Street–Manly); 22 minutes (Roma Street–Cannon Hill)


Typical Peak Frequency:

12 minutes (Manly); 15 minutes (Cleveland)


Typical Off-peak Frequency:

15 minutes (Cannon Hill); 30 minutes (Cleveland)


Typical Weekend Frequency:

30 minutes (Cleveland)

The Cleveland line extends to the eastern suburbs of Brisbane. It branches from the Beenleigh line at Park Road. The line is double track between Roma Street and Manly, and single track between Manly and Cleveland. The single-track section has crossing loops at Lota, Thorneside and Wellington Point, and there is a double-sided platform at the terminus. A dual (narrow and standard) gauge freight railway to Fisherman Island at the Port of Brisbane runs adjacent to the Cleveland line from near Park Road to Lytton Junction, near Lindum. Cleveland station is located close to the shore of Moreton Bay. Ferries link Cleveland with Stradbroke Island. Most services on the line stop at all stations, with the exception of some peak hour services which run express between Morningside and Manly. Some weekday services terminate at Cannon Hill and Manly, while all weekend services terminate at Cleveland. Services from the Cleveland line typically extend to Shorncliffe after travelling through the city.

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