Richlands railway station
Richlands opened on 17 January 2011 as the terminus of what was then the Richlands Line. The line has since been extended to Springfield Central.
Construction and opening
The station was due to open on 23 January 2011 with no services due to scheduled maintenance works on the Ipswich line, but due to the Queensland floods the opening was brought forward to 17 January 2011 in order to assist with the recovery efforts. On 2 December 2013, the line was extended to Springfield Central.
Richlands is served by trains operating to and from Springfield Central. Most city-bound services run to Kippa-Ring, with some morning peak trains terminating at Bowen Hills. Mid-afternoon services on weekdays run to Caboolture, with one morning and afternoon peak service to Nambour. Three trains on Sunday morning also travel to these destinations; two to Caboolture and one to Nambour. On Monday to Thursday afternoons, there is one Doomben train (this time slot is replaced by a Bowen Hills train on Fridays). Richlands is nine minutes from Springfield Central and 32 minutes from Central.
Services by platform
Platform Line Destinations Express Notes 1 Springfield Springfield Central All outbound services 2 Springfield Kippa-Ring Bowen Hills to Northgate, stopping at Eagle Junction Most off-peak services and some on-peak services Bowen Hills Weekday morning peak services (plus one afternoon service on Fridays) only Caboolture and Nambour Weekdays: Bowen Hills to Petrie, stopping at Eagle Junction and Northgate Afternoon services (plus one morning peak service to Nambour) Weekends: Northgate to Petrie Three Sunday morning services Doomben One afternoon service on Monday to Thursday only
Brisbane Transport operate two routes from Richlands station:
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- “Platform 1 timetable”.
- “Platform 2 timetable”.
- Media related to Richlands railway station at Wikimedia Commons
- Richlands station Queensland Rail
- Richlands station TransLink travel information