Damaged powerlines cause delays for Gold Coast line trains

UPDATE @ 9.00 AM | DAMAGED power lines have caused major disruptions for Gold Coast train users this morning.

Services were brought to halt on all Beenleigh and Gold Coast line trains between Ormeau and Kuraby just before 5.00am due to overhead line equipment issues at Kingston.

Passengers were initially warned to brace for delays of up to 90 minutes.


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Translink confirmed in a statement a short time ago that trains will again be suspended in both directions between Bethania and Kuraby stations from 9.00am so crews can fix the issue.

“Beenleigh and Gold Coast line trains travelling in both directions will be suspended between Bethania and Kuraby stations, from 9am-3pm today, in order for rail crews to safely undertake permanent repairs to the overhead power line equipment at Kingston,” they said in a statement.

Passengers are being warned to expect delays of up to 60 minutes.

Buses have since been arranged to transport customers between affected stations.

EARLIER @ 5.00 AM | GOLD COAST train users are being warned of major delays on Thursday morning after a technical issue ground services to a halt.

TransLink has confirmed Gold Coast and Beenleigh line trains are suspended in both directions between Ormeau and Kuraby due to overhead line equipment issues at Kingston just before 5.00am.

Technicians are on their way to fix the issue.

They warn customers could see delays of up to 90 minutes.

TransLink is currently working to organise alternative transport.

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The “Bombay Express” strikes again while I ur competent politicians continue to debate widening the M1. In 20 years train travel time from the Gold Coast to Brisbane hasn’t changed. Make it a 1/2 hour trip from Robina to South Brisbane and a reliable clean service and both revenue and traffic congestion will improve by at least 50%