Souvenir Ticket - First Train Merivale Bridge 18 Nov 1978

Production date
1978
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
A rectangular cardboard ticket with a gloss red front and plain white back.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways ticket
Production place
Measurements
L 114 X W 80 mm
Media/Materials description
Cardboard
Signature/Marks
QUEENSLAND (QR logo) RAILWAYS \ Cross River Link - Merivale Bridge \ Ceremonies \ Saturday, 18th November, 1978 \ OFFICIAL SOUVENIR TICKET \ FIRST TRAIN \ Depart Sth. Brisbane: 1.00 p.m. \ Arrive Roma Street: 1.05 p.m. \ A. J. Neeson \ Deputy Commissioner \ & Secretary \ (for conditions see back)
Your Car Park Area is.......... \ Your Ceremony Seating Area is......... \ Your Carriage Number is.......... \ Thank you for joining in the \ Celebration of this momentous \ event in the history of the State \ of Queensland and its Railways \ P. J. Goldston \ Commissioner for Railways
History and use
This souvenir ticket marks the opening of the new rail bridge connecting South Brisbane station directly to Roma Street on the 18 Nov 1978. For almost 100 years the suburban rail network based in South Brisbane had essentially operated as a separate rail network to that of the north side of the Brisbane River, which was based around Roma Street. Previously the rail network only had a rail crossing at Indooroopilly and a connecting line between Yeerongpilly and Corinda. The new bridge, including the electrification of the suburban rail network, allowed a greater flexibility of operation. It also saved passengers from having to walk across the Victoria Bridge and provided easier access to Roma Street, Central and Brunswick Street stations in the Brisbane CBD.
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R6757

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