Exhibition Line

Exhibition station, located at the Brisbane Showgrounds, 18 August 2012. Photo: TravellerQLD, Wikimedia Commons.

Year Opened:

Opened 1882, closed 1900; re-opened 1911

 

Stations:

Exhibition

 

Typical Journey Time:

8 minutes (Mayne Junction–Roma Street)

 

Typical Peak Frequency:

Special event services only

 

Typical Off-peak Frequency:

Special event services only

 

Typical Weekend Frequency:

Special event services only

The Exhibition line is a short loop line in central Brisbane. It connects Roma Street with the station at Exhibition, which is only serviced by stopping trains during special events at the Brisbane Showgrounds, such as the Royal Queensland Show (commonly known as the Ekka). The line was first opened in 1882 as part of the railway to the north from Brisbane. It is double track throughout. In addition to special event services, it is also used by some long-distance passenger trains, empty suburban trains travelling between Roma Street and Mayne depot, and freight trains, although none of these trains stop at Exhibition station.