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Queensland Rail - CityTrain Suburban Network
"You are standing on the platform, now see if you can make it to your destination - the end of this quiz. This quiz deals solely with the Brisbane suburban lines on the network, not the interurban lines."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
In most cities, Central Station is the hub of train operations. In Brisbane, it is not. Which station is the departure point for long distance trains?
What rail gauge does the CityTrain network use?
4 Feet 8.5 Inches (Standard Gauge)
A mixture of the three gauges
5 Feet 3 Inches (Broad Gauge)
3 Feet 6 Inches (Narrow Gauge)
The Shorncliffe line and the Caboolture line go their separate ways at which station?
Some of the CityTrain network is quadruplicated. The northern end is between Virginia and Northgate. Which station represents the other end of the quadruplication?
Because the tunnels between Central and Brunswick Street Stations are so long, they contain signals for sectionalised train control. What advice appears on signs below each signal just outside the tunnel entrances?
Turn lights on
Enter at your own risk
Diesels and Steam Locos to pass this signal on green aspect only
No stopping in tunnel
What distinction does Keperra Station hold on the CityTrain network?
It still uses semaphore rather than light signals
It was the first station to have a rail/bus interchange
It is the highest station above sea level
It is the only station to have a single platform
Three rail bridges span the Brisbane River; one joining the suburbs of Milton to South Brisbane and two linking Indooroopilly and Chelmer. What is the name of the oldest of these bridges?
Walter Taylor Bridge
There is one line on the CityTrain network that operates passenger services for ten consecutive days out of every year. Which single station is the reason for the ten days of operation?
The following is a list of stations that immediately precede the end of their respective suburban lines on the CityTrain network. One of these sequences is missing a station. Which one?
Birkdale - Wellington Point - Ormiston - CLEVELAND
Ebbw Vale - Bundamba - Booval - IPSWICH
Oxford Park - Grovely - Keperra - FERNY GROVE
Narangba - Burpengary - Morayfield - CABOOLTURE
Which of the following is not a station name on the CityTrain network?
In days gone past, passengers on the CityTrain network would receive cardboard tickets when purchasing a journey. Technology has seen these replaced by computer-generated paper tickets. By what name were the cardboard tickets properly known?
Zillmere station is the only one on the network to start with the letter "Z". On which line is Zillmere station located?
Ferny Grove line
Two CityTrain lines are linked by a connecting line, the Beenleigh line at Yeerongpilly, and the Ipswich line at Corinda. What is the name of the sole station that lies between Yeerongpilly and Corinda?
On the morning of 23 March 1985, two EMU's (Electric Multiple Units) crashed head on near which station on the CityTrain network?
We have come to the end of the line. Speaking of the ends of the lines, do any of the lines on the CityTrain network extend beyond the boundaries of the City of Brisbane?
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Compiled May 21 13