Roma St Question

 
  Ads Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
As a first-time visitor to Brisbane in the next few weeks, I am just interested to know if there is pedestrian access to the suburban platforms by entering the station precinct from Roma St, or can the station only be accessed from the Northern side/Parkland Bvd?

Street View on Google maps has left me a little confused.

Cheers

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  appleby Deputy Commissioner

Location: South of the Tweed - In Canberra.
You walk in via the front entrance of the transit center.

You'll be greeted via plenty of LCD monitors and the like. There are usually plenty of staff hovering about, regardless of the time of day!
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
You'll need a ticket. Do they still sell platform tickets?
  Ads Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Thanks for the replies.
Will be using the train to/from the Airport and Roma St stations.

Only one suitcase, but nice to know we can enter from the station from Roma St. instead of having the extra walk to Parkland Bvd entrance.

Thankyou
  simonl Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
You'll need a ticket. Do they still sell platform tickets?
"Graham4405"

Don't think so, but if you have a go card you can enter and exit for free so long as it's within 20 minutes.
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
Also a food court above it and the long distance bus station above the food court via internal escalators and lifts so you can get "Fast Food take aways" there as well. Also an onsite car park. Some transit centre/airport type shops there too.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
You'll need a ticket. Do they still sell platform tickets?
"Graham4405"

Don't think so, but if you have a go card you can enter and exit for free so long as it's within 20 minutes.
"simonl"

Oh, yeah, forgot about that stupid thing. Been away from Brisbane a long time! Smile
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Also a food court above it
"petan"

Which was always a temptation on the way home from work when I worked in the city! I was always getting into trouble from the missus for not eating the dinner she had cooked for me...  Embarassed
  simonl Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
Oh, yeah, forgot about that stupid thing. Been away from Brisbane a long time! Smile
"Graham4405"

You're calling it stupid, but it is far better than what is in Sydney.  Myki in Melbourne is catching up though, and Perth has a similar system.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Oh, yeah, forgot about that stupid thing. Been away from Brisbane a long time! Smile
"Graham4405"

You're calling it stupid, but it is far better than what is in Sydney.  Myki in Melbourne is catching up though, and Perth has a similar system.
"simonl"

Stupid from my point of view, as an extremely infrequent traveller on public transport. They could go through 20 different ticketing systems between trips for me! Makes it hard for those unfamiliar with the system. Much easier to go to a ticket window with cash and ask for the ticket you want. Yes, I know I'm old fashioned, that's because I'm old... 8)

On a recent visit to Adelaide I got on a train, there was nowhere to purchase a ticket prior to boarding (that I was aware of). Once on the train I find there is a ticket machine, but it only takes coins, no notes or plastic card! I didn't have about $17 in coins in my pocket...
  Huggies Chief Commissioner

Location: DFC Land :(
Don't think so, but if you have a go card you can enter and exit for free so long as it's within 20 minutes.
"simonl"


You can get a free pass from the person at the gate to pass through to other end of the Subway. A ticket to travel would be required for being on the platform level.
  alantrains Train Controller

Location: Brisbane Qld
You can get a pass to go thru the subway to the Roma St Parklands. A detour to any of the platforms is OK although not officially sanctioned.
And there are reasonable views from the City end of the Parklands walk overlooking the station.
If you go to the far end of the parklands in the carpark you get a view thru the bushes of the Exhibition line.
  simonl Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
Stupid from my point of view, as an extremely infrequent traveller on public transport. They could go through 20 different ticketing systems between trips for me! Makes it hard for those unfamiliar with the system. Much easier to go to a ticket window with cash and ask for the ticket you want. Yes, I know I'm old fashioned, that's because I'm old... 8)
"Graham4405"

In 2010, you can still buy a paper ticket.  Supposedly that is changing in 2011, but we'll see.
  scubs Chief Commissioner

Location: Geebung, Brisbane
You can get a pass to go thru the subway to the Roma St Parklands. A detour to any of the platforms is OK although not officially sanctioned.
And there are reasonable views from the City end of the Parklands walk overlooking the station.
If you go to the far end of the parklands in the carpark you get a view thru the bushes of the Exhibition line.
"alantrains"


Example of views
City End Parklands walk
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_wPwbE37qdAo/S-IC8pbdDYI/AAAAAAAAA1w/vS30P_jznFI/s640/DSCN3307.JPG

Far end of parklands
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_wPwbE37qdAo/S-IFmimkGjI/AAAAAAAAA5Q/TswF8J_t5aE/s640/DSCN3402.JPG
  Ads Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Thanks to all for your replies and assistance.
I was in Brisbane for the day earlier in the week and had an enjoyable time.

As a first time visitor to your city I must say I was very impressed with many aspects of the Brisbane lifestyle as well as the general operation and service quality of QR.

Kudos Brisbane, I look forward to returning.

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