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Offline ozbob

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Thought might be interesting to build up a list of stations that have had name changes.  Please add others that you know of.

Some to start.

Dutton Park was originally Boggo Junction, changed 1914.  Junction of the Wooloongabba line from 1884 until 1989.

Wacol was originally Wolston 1874, changed 1928.  Changed to avoid confusion with Wilston.

Gailes was originally Dingo Hill 1919, changed 1925.  Changed because of the new adjacent golf course.

East Ipswich was originally Limestone 1879.  Changed to East Ipswich 1892.

Roma Street was originally Brisbane Terminal station 1875, changed to Roma Street 1889 when line to Central opened.

Fortitude Valley was originally Brunswick Street 1890, renamed Fortitude Valley 2008 following the major upgrade.

South Bank was originally Vulture Street 1893, renamed South Bank 2001.

North Boondall was originally Cabbage Tree Creek 1882, renamed Nudgee College 1911, renamed Boondall 1923, North Boondall upon opening of the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in 1986.

Bethania 1885, renamed Bethania Junction 1888, renamed Bethania 1943.

Corinda 1875, was originally South Brisbane Junction, renamed Corinda 1888.

Eagle Junction was originally Eagle Farm Junction 1882, renamed Eagle Junction 1888.

Ascot was originally Hendra Siding 1882, renamed Racecourse eventually Ascot.

Doomben original station moved further west in 1976 and named Doomben-Whinstanes (merged with Whinstanes), reverted back to Doomben 1998.
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Re: Stations on the rail network in SEQ Queensland that have changed names
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2021, 10:24:10 AM »
So, Roma Street is the original central station then.

All trains run though central the saying goes, and only Roma St meets that criterion.
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Re: Stations on the rail network in SEQ Queensland that have changed names
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2021, 10:59:45 AM »
https://twitter.com/ozbob13/status/1356849260902326272

https://twitter.com/ozbob13/status/1356852742510104577
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Re: Stations on the rail network in SEQ Queensland that have changed names
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2021, 11:47:32 AM »
RCH Herston was renamed Herston 29 November 2014

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Re: Stations on the rail network in SEQ Queensland that have changed names
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2021, 08:03:29 AM »
Good list of renamed railway stations throughout Queensland here:

> http://www.chapelhill.homeip.net/FamilyHistory/Other/Renamed-Places-in-Queensland.html#Railway_Stations
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Re: Stations on the rail network in SEQ Queensland that have changed names
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2021, 08:12:24 AM »
Some more from the link above:

Nundah, originally named German Station, renamed in 1882 within weeks of opening.

Petrie, originally name North Pine. Renamed about 1911.

Chelmer, originally opened 1876 as Oxley's Point, 1888 renamed Riverton, 1889 renamed Chelmer.

Sherwood, originally named Oxley West, renamed Sherwood 1883.

Ebbw Vale, originally St Helen's, renamed Ebbw Vale 1910.

Taringa, originally West Milton, renamed Taringa in 1875.

Indooroopilly, had a working name of Witton for a short time 1875-79. Both names in use for a short while.

South Brisbane, was first known as Melbourne Street station.  When relocated from the corner of Melbourne and Grey streets to higher ground renamed South Brisbane in 1891.

Shorncliffe, originally named as Sandgate. Appears changed to Shorncliffe late 1940s.

Sandgate, originally named as Sandgate Central.  Appears changed to Sandgate 1950s.

Glass House Mountains, originally named as Glass Mountains, renamed 1914.

Wynnum Central, originally named as Wynnum South, renamed 1931.

Been a lot more name changes than often realised ....  :is-
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Re: Stations on the rail network in SEQ Queensland that have changed names
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2021, 10:55:41 AM »
Most of these changes over the years seem sensible. Now, will they clean up the Wynnum mess?  ;D

My biggest bone to pick is probably South Bank: it's unnecessarily confusing when South Brisbane sounds similar *and* it's actually closer to much of South Bank than South Bank station is...

 

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