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    Minister for Transport and the Commonwealth Games
    The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

    First morning of Redcliffe Peninsula Line

    Minister for Transport and the Commonwealth Games
    The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

    Tuesday, October 04, 2016

    First morning of Redcliffe Peninsula Line

    The first morning of regular services on the Redcliffe Peninsula Line was a great success.

    Minister for Transport and the Commonwealth Games, Stirling Hinchliffe, thanked the community for their first morning of travel and released some early service and patronage data.

    “I want to thank the people of the Moreton Bay region for the way they have campaigned for, supported, championed and today embraced the Redcliffe Peninsula Line,” Minister Hinchliffe said.

    “This morning over 2, 100 gocards were tapped onto readers at Kippa-Ring, Rothwell, Mango Hill East, Mango Hill, Murrumba Downs and Kallangur for the very first time.

    “At the upgraded Petrie Station just over 1, 000 additional people boarded train services.

    “These numbers are solid first morning results for a new line. As residents learn more about their 650 new rail services and their new bus services these numbers will build.

    “Importantly, we are providing a high quality service from day one. This morning Queensland Rail delivered 100% on time running for services on the Redcliffe Peninsula Line,” Minister Hinchliffe said.

    “While residents have had a long wait for over 100 years for this rail line to commence, they have the shortest wait for a cut to fare prices.

    “Under the Palaszczuk Government’s Fairer Fares package, from January 2017 the Redcliffe Peninsula will drop from a six zone journey to just three – delivering annual savings of $315 for daily travellers.

    “This will support a greater boost to patronage and mobility for local residents.”

    The Redcliffe Peninsula Line delivers 650 train services a week between Kippa-Ring and Brisbane.

    “Trains run every six to 12 minutes in morning and afternoon peaks, and every 30 minutes in off-peak periods and during weekends,” Minister Hinchliffe said.

    “For the first time, local residents will be connected to a fast, reliable rail service, with a journey into the Brisbane CBD taking less than an hour.”

    Train and bus timetables are available by visiting translink.com.au or by calling 13 12 30. 

    Media contact:                 Minister Hinchliffe’s Office                     0475 950 772