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    Minister for Transport and Main Roads
    The Honourable Mark Bailey

    Service changes remain in place as network begins to return to normal following GC2018

    Minister for Transport and Main Roads
    The Honourable Mark Bailey

    Sunday, April 15, 2018

    Service changes remain in place as network begins to return to normal following GC2018

    As the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) enjoys its last day of competition, Queensland Rail has completed its own marathon on the Gold Coast line, clocking up more than 200,000 kilometres of train journeys during the past 11 days.

    Transport Minister Mark Bailey said after an enormous fortnight of operations on the Gold Coast line, passengers were reminded that temporary service changes would remain in place this week while the network returned to normal following the major event.

    “Heavy rail has played a key part of the integrated public transport model to support GC2018,” Mr Bailey said.

    “Our crews have worked around the clock to deliver an unprecedented level of services on the Gold Coast line, with triple the amount of trains running 24 hours a day to support event crowds.

    “Across the past 11 days, Queensland Rail has delivered more than 270 services on the Gold Coast line each day of competition.

    “By the time the Games are complete, we’re forecast to have run more than 3,000 services on the Gold Coast line in total, and our on-time running results on the Gold Coast line have so far averaged above 98% throughout the Games period.

    “I am proud of our results so far and we’ll continue to extend every effort to ensure smooth running for the final day of competition events, and the Closing Ceremony.”

    Queensland Rail CEO Nick Easy said as communicated at the time of the release of the public transport plan in February, temporary service changes would remain in place across South East Queensland from 16-20 April while Queensland Rail returned its network to normal.

    “Following the intense GC2018 period, an altered timetable will remain in place for five days (16-20 April) while we rest our hard working train crews who have gone above and beyond to deliver for the games, and reposition rollingstock and other assets following enhanced 24 hour operations on the Gold Coast corridor,” Mr Easy said

    “For customers on the Beenleigh and Gold Coast lines, train services will recommence servicing all stations on these lines as per the regular stopping patterns, however will run to altered times up until 20 April.

    “During this time, trains on most lines across SEQ will run every 15 minutes or better in peak times, and every 30 minutes in off peak.

    “We thank our customers for their understanding and patience while we supported a successful GC2018.”

    Normal services will resume 21 April.

    Please plan your journey in advance by calling 13 12 30 or visiting translink.com.au

    ENDS
    MEDIA: Brock Taylor – 0427 018 178