Ernest Junction railway tunnel

Gold Coast, Australia

Ernest Junction railway tunnel

Ernest Junction railway tunnel is a heritage-listed former railway tunnel at 797 Ashmore Road, Molendinar, Gold Coast City, Queensland, Australia. It was built from 1885 to 1889 by the Queensland Railway Department. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 3 May 2019.

The Ernest Junction railway tunnel, in the Gold Coast suburb of Molendinar, situated approximately 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) west of Southport, was constructed in 1889. Built as part of the South Coast railway line which ultimately connected Brisbane to Tweed Heads, it is one of the last remnants of this important railway infrastructure on the South Coast (now known as the Gold Coast), and the only extant tunnel from a decommissioned line which was essential to the South Coast's agricultural and tourism industries. The line was closed in 1964 and the rail tracks were removed from the tunnel.



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