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Auchenflower QLD


Postcode: 4066

Auchenflower is an inner suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia located 2.5km west of the Brisbane CBD bordering the Brisbane River.

The Wesley Hospital is a private hospital located near the Auchenflower train station. By Train, the Auchenflower railway station is the second station on the Ipswich line west of Roma Street Station. By Bus, Auchenflower is served by most western suburb bus routes operated by Brisbane Transport.

By Road, Auchenflower has two main roads through the suburb, Coronation Drive and Milton Road, both running from the Brisbane CBD towards the western suburbs. As of 2006 the “TransApex” traffic proposal touted by the current Lord Mayor, Campbell Newman, involves the construction of a major road tunnel system through Brisbane, including one to run under Toowong, Auchenflower and Milton, possibly along the alignment of Milton Road. By Bicycle, the Bicentennial Bikeway runs along the Brisbane River allowing access to the Brisbane CBD through to Toowong.

Between 1900 and 1962 Auchenflower was served by trams running along Milton Road from Toowong. The services were withdrawn after the disastrous Paddington tram depot fire.

McIlwraith St was the scene of the tragic 1994 “Violin” murders, involving the death of several primary school students.