More cuts to Queensland Rail timetable today

Train commuters in the states southeast will face more dramas today with further cuts to the Queensland Rail timetable.

Driver shortages have caused ongoing issues with the timetable, and the Transport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe is warning the level of service will be “less than perfect” going into the weekend.

113 services will be cut to the interim timetable, but the Minister is insisting those will impact off-peak periods “where possible”.


The interim timetable was introduced by former chief executive Helen Gluer, who last week resigned over the crisis with board chairman Michael Klug.

A new timetable is due to be released today, which will be effective until early 2017.

Passengers are encouraged to continue checking their service updates at the Queensland Rail Website.



Mr Hinchliffe insists he was unaware of the impending driver shortage, as QR staff did not pass on warnings to him, as calls for his sacking have increased since last month’s chaos.