Interim timetable for rail commuters available today

Queensland rail has released an interim, scaled-back timetable for commuters in southeast Queensland, after a shortage of drivers caused chaos last week.

The driver shortage, related to the opening of the new Redcliffe Peninsular rail line, caused significant delays on Friday with a number of services cancelled.

Under the new interim timetable, 30 services will be cancelled and 11 changed from Mondays to Thursdays, coming into effect from Tuesday.


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On Fridays, 19 services will be changed and 32 cancelled and weekend services will remain unaffected.

Despite these measures, authorities still cannot guarantee there won’t be further issues for commuters, with embattled Queensland Rail boss Helen Gluer admitting there will be ungoing uncertainty for at least a fortnight.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has promised her government will review the new schedule and last week’s debacle.

Also under-fire, Transport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe announced on Monday, 100 additional drivers and 100 extra train guards would be recruited.

The state’s opposition is calling for both Mr Hinchliffe and Ms Gluer to be sacked.

The interim southeast Queensland rain timetable is available on the Translink website.

 

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