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2016 Ekka - services
« on: August 04, 2016, 09:57:30 AM »
Ekka

>> http://translink.com.au/plan-your-journey/event-transport/6401

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Re: 2016 Ekka - services
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2016, 10:36:55 AM »
Why should those outside of Brisbane suffer a public holiday timetable (and even more likely peak hour fares) when it's not a Public holiday.  They could at least offer a shuttle service for ipswich-goodna, varsity lakes - kuraby and cleveland - manly during peak hours.   

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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2016, 10:58:13 AM »
Yes, not a gazetted holiday so peak fares apply.

Every year it is the same story.  I have given up on it.  Different regions of SEQ have different holiday dates.  It is all just too complicated for Queenslanders.
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2016, 08:56:58 PM »
Any other jurisdiction would have sorted this crap out the first time it happened, but Brisbane.....?  :fp: :steam: :yikes:
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2016, 03:46:51 AM »
Queenslanders are refractory to commonsense.

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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2016, 07:02:13 AM »
Enjoy the Ekka. 

There might be steam on the weekends. TransLink's Ekka travel ticket is a good deal.

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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2016, 04:03:10 PM »
Yep, steam both weekends as well as Ekka Wednesday. 1089 I believe is doing the honours.
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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2016, 04:05:47 PM »
Yep, steam both weekends as well as Ekka Wednesday. 1089 I believe is doing the honours.

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Re: 2016 Ekka - services
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2016, 06:27:24 AM »
The Steam trains are running 11am-3:30pm, though TransLink have not specified the days.

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« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2016, 06:00:52 PM »
The Steam trains are running 11am-3:30pm, though TransLink have not specified the days.

Both weekends and Ekka Wednesday.
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Re: 2016 Ekka - services
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2016, 12:46:37 PM »
11am–3pm seems to be a rough guide – Dad and my Brother left the Ekka a bit after 4pm on Saturday but got a Steam Train service back to Central. Mum and I stuck around for the fireworks. ;D

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« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2016, 08:53:21 AM »
ICE on first service to Ekka today. Not the best train for crowds!

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« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2016, 08:56:07 AM »
^ whoa ...

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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2016, 11:03:14 AM »
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Re: 2016 Ekka - services
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2016, 11:10:01 AM »
Good to see 1089 out and about.

That gives them:
1079
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in operational condition, with 1051 going back together at the moment. A pretty good sized fleet of steam loco's, hopefully with their PB15 next in line for work and then a rotation system for maintenance going forward.
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« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2016, 11:51:24 AM »
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« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2016, 12:24:20 PM »
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« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2016, 12:25:42 PM »
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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2016, 12:47:17 PM »
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Re: 2016 Ekka - services
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2016, 05:22:00 PM »
ICE on first service to Ekka today. Not the best train for crowds!

Probably a case of ICE or nothing. 
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« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2016, 08:34:20 PM »
ICE on first service to Ekka today. Not the best train for crowds!

Probably a case of ICE or nothing. 
Something is better than nothing

Most likely just the ICE from Gympie which, as is normal at Ekka time, has been extended from terminating at Roma St to terminating at Ekka instead. Unlikely to have continued on the Ekka loop services.
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Re: 2016 Ekka - services
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2016, 09:14:07 PM »
ICE on first service to Ekka today. Not the best train for crowds!

Probably a case of ICE or nothing. 
Something is better than nothing

Most likely just the ICE from Gympie which, as is normal at Ekka time, has been extended from terminating at Roma St to terminating at Ekka instead. Unlikely to have continued on the Ekka loop services.

Yes, that was the case. It was going clockwise, so was not forming subsequent Ekka Loop services.
Got rather crowded at Roma Street and had a long dwell time due to passengers being in the way of the swing doors. Maybe a slightly earlier clockwise service would be useful?

However, BrizCommuter and family enjoyed lounging around in the comfy reclining seats for 10 minutes.

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Re: 2016 Ekka - services
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2016, 10:04:31 PM »
Yep, agree re: earlier clockwise service.
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