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Interim rail timetables
« on: October 24, 2016, 02:31:25 AM »
The interim rail timetable will be released soon.

According to Brisbanetimes --> http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/queensland-rail-temporary-timetable-to-cancel-30-citytrain-services-per-day-20161023-gs8t75.html

The new Monday <> Thursday timetable has these characteristics:

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It is understood that from Tuesday, 30 services will be cancelled and 11 will be altered or partially cancelled from Monday to Thursday, reducing the number of train services from 1306 each day to 1276 each day, a 2.3 per cent decrease.

Before the opening of the Redcliffe Peninsula Line, 1218 services ran each day.

Cancelled services were selected based on which would have the least impact, lowest patronage and minimised delays to the next service.

Of the cancelled services, 25 had wait times of less than 15 minutes to the next same service, five had wait times of less than 30 minutes to the next service.

Impacts to services on Fridays were still be determined.
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Re: Interim rail timetables
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2016, 04:51:16 AM »
https://translink.com.au/service-updates/102746

Queensland Rail interim timetable

From Tuesday, Queensland Rail will implement a new interim timetable. The interim timetable will deliver certainty for customers and ensure that Queensland Rail continues to deliver a high level of service frequency and capacity morning and afternoons.

Under the interim timetable, the following alterations have been made. These alterations have been selected based on least impact, where there is low patronage and a minimised delay to the next service.

Queensland Rail wishes to advise customers that in addition to below, some further alterations may be required over the next two weeks as they transition to the new interim timetable. We will keep this page updated and encourage you to check the TransLink website before you travel.

There are no alterations in place for Monday 24 October 2016.

We apologise for any inconvience and thank you for your patience.

From Tuesday to Thursday please see the new interim timetable below:

 Service alterations:

    The 4.14am Bowen Hills to Northgate train is cancelled. The next train will depart Bowen Hills at 4.39am.
    The 4.42am Park Road to Ferny Grove train is been cancelled. The next train will depart Park Road at 5.07am.
    The 4.52am Roma Street to Northgate train will now start at Park Road station at 4.42am.
    The 4.57am Northgate to Cleveland train is cancelled. The next train will depart Northgate at 5.12am.
    The 5.47am Ferny Grove to Coopers Plains train is cancelled. The next train will depart Ferny Grove at 6.02am.
    The 5.54am Cleveland to Central train is cancelled. The next train will depart Cleveland at 6.09am.
    The 6.07am Shorncliffe to Central train is cancelled. The next train will depart Shorncliffe at 6.24am.
    The 6.19am Northgate to Park Road train is cancelled from Northgate to Bowen Hills. The next train will depart Northgate at 6.24am.
    The 6.39am Cleveland to Bowen Hills train is cancelled. The next train will depart Cleveland at 6.54am.
    The 6.47am Central to Cleveland train is cancelled. The next train will depart Central at 7.02am.
    The 6.49am Northgate to Roma Street train is cancelled. The next train will depart Northgate at 6.57am.
    The 6.51am Springfield Central to Bowen Hills train is cancelled. The next train will depart Springfield Central at 7.03am.
    The 6.58am Central to Shorncliffe train is cancelled. The next train will depart Central at 7.13am.
    The 6.59am Beenleigh to Central train will run express from Kuraby to Salisbury station.
    The 7.10am Kippa-Ring to Roma Street train is cancelled. The next train will depart Kippa-Ring at 7.16am.
    The 7.19am Northgate to Roma Street train is cancelled. The next train will depart Northgate at 7.26am.
    The 7.23am Caboolture to Central train will stop all stations from Caboolture to Petrie then run express from Petrie to Bowen Hills.
    The 7.29am Caboolture to Roma Street train is cancelled. The next train will depart Roma Street at 7.35am.
    The 7.39am Shorncliffe to Bowen Hills train train is cancelled. The next train will depart Shorncliffe at 7.54am.
    The 7.49am Northgate to Roma Street train is cancelled. The next train will depart Northgate at 7.57am.
    The 8.09am Cleveland to Central train is cancelled. The next train will depart Cleveland at 8.24am.
    The 8.10am Ferny Grove to Park Road train is cancelled. The next train will depart Ferny Grove at 8.17am.
    The 8.19am Northgate to Roma Street train is cancelled. The next train will depart Northgate at 8.27am.
    The 9.13am Central to Shorncliffe train is cancelled. The next train will depart Central at 9.43am.
    The 10.37am Ipswich to Central train is cancelled from Ipswich to Redbank. The next train will depart Ipswich at 11.07am.
    The 12.07pm Roma Street to Coopers Plains train is cancelled. The next train will depart Roma Street at 12.22pm.
    The 1.10pm Coopers Plains to Ferny Grove train is cancelled. The next train will depart Coopers Plains at 1.25pm.
    The 2.32pm Ferny Grove to Bowen Hills train is cancelled. The next train will depart Ferny Grove at 2.47pm.
    The 2.46pm Bowen Hills to Springfield Central train is cancelled. The next train will depart Bowen Hills at 3.04pm.
    The 3.08pm Ipswich to Roma Street train is cancelled. The next train will depart Ipswich at 3.26pm.
    The 3.26pm Ipswich train will run express from Darra to Milton stopping only at Indooroopilly.
    The 3.30pm Roma Street to Springfield Central train is cancelled. The next train will depart Roma Street at 3.48pm.
    The 3.49pm Park Road to Ferny Grove train is cancelled. The next train will depart Park Road at 3.57pm.
    The 4.47pm Roma Street to Northgate train is cancelled. The next train will depart Northgate at 4.54pm.
    The 5.03pm Bowen Hills to Cleveland train is cancelled. The next train will depart Bowen Hills at 5.11pm.
    The 5.34pm Bowen Hills to Ipswich train is cancelled. The next train will depart Bowen Hills at 5.46pm.
    The 6.24pm Cleveland to Northgate train is cancelled. The next train will depart Cleveland at 6.39pm.
    The 7.57pm Northgate to Roma Street train is cancelled. The next train will depart Northgate at 8.12pm.
    The 8.37pm Ipswich to Roma Street train is cancelled. The next train will depart Ipswich at 9.07pm.
    The 9.54pm Roma Street to Northgate train is cancelled. The next train will depart Roma Street at 10.09pm.
    The 10.42pm Northgate to Roma Street train is cancelled. The next train will depart Northgate at 10.57pm.
    The 11.24pm Roma Street to Northgate train is cancelled. The next train will depart Roma Street at 11.39pm.
    The 12.12am Northgate to Roma Street train is cancelled. The next train will depart Northgate at 12.27am.
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Re: Interim rail timetables
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2016, 04:52:14 AM »
https://translink.com.au/service-updates/102746

For Friday please see the new interim timetable below:

Service alterations:

    The 4.14am Bowen Hills to Northgate train is cancelled. The next train will depart Bowen Hills at 4.39am.
    The 4.42am Park Road to Ferny Grove train is been cancelled. The next train will depart Park Road at 5.07am.
    The 4.57am Northgate to Cleveland train is cancelled. The next train will depart Northgate at 5.12am.
    The 5.18am Beenleigh to Roma Street train is cancelled. The next train will depart Beenleigh at 5.33am.
    The 5.47am Ferny Grove to Coopers Plains train is cancelled. The next train will depart Ferny Grove at 6.02am.
    The 7.10am Ferny Grove to Park Road train is cancelled. The next train will depart Ferny Grove at 7.17am.
    The 7.19am Northgate to Roma Street train is cancelled. The next train will depart Northgate at 7.27am.
    The 7.25am Ferny Grove to Park Road train is cancelled. The next train will depart Ferny Grove at 7.32am.
    The 7.29am Caboolture to Roma Street train is cancelled. The next train will depart Roma Street at 7.35am.
    The 8.19am Northgate to Roma Street train is cancelled. The next train will depart Northgate at 8.27am.
    The 9.01am Bowen Hills to Ferny Grove train is cancelled. The next train will depart Bowen Hills at 9.16am.
    The 9.05am Roma Street to Cannon Hill train is cancelled. The next train will depart Roma Street at 9.20am.
    The 9.22am Roma Street to Coopers Plains train is cancelled. The next train will depart Roma Street at 9.37am.
    The 9.39am Park Road to Doomben train is cancelled. The next train will depart Park Road at 10.39am.
    The 9.47am Ferny Grove to Coopers Plains train is cancelled. The next train will depart Ferny Grove at 10.02am.
    The 10.03am Bowen Hills to Northgate train is cancelled. The next train will depart Bowen Hills at 10.18am.
    The 10.10am Coopers Plains to Roma Street train is cancelled. The next train will depart Coopers Plains at 10.25am.
    The 10.28am Doomben to Roma Street train is cancelled. The next train will depart Doomben at 10.58am.
    The 10.31am Cannon Hill to Roma Street train is cancelled from Cannon Hill to Park Road. The next train will depart Cannon Hill at 10.46am.
    The 10.42am Northgate to Cannon Hill train is cancelled. The next train will depart Northgate at 10.57am.
    The 10.49am Coopers Plain to Roma Street train is cancelled. The next train will depart Coopers Plains at 10.55am.
    The 11.31am Cannon Hill to Northgate train is cancelled. The next train will depart Cannon Hill at 11.46am.
    The 12.22pm Roma Street to Coopers Plains train is cancelled. The next train will depart Roma Street at 12.37pm.
    The 12.31pm Bowen Hills to Ferny Grove train is cancelled. The next train will depart Bowen Hills at 12.46pm.
    The 12.42pm Northgate to Cannon Hill train is cancelled. The next train will depart Northgate at 12.57pm.
    The 12.45pm Roma Street to Springfield Central train is cancelled. The next train will depart Roma Street at 1.15pm.
    The 1.10pm Coopers Plains to Ferny Grove train is cancelled. The next train will depart Coopers Plains at 1.25pm.
    The 1.17pm Ferny Grove to Coopers Plains train is cancelled. The next train will depart Ferny Grove at 1.32pm.
    The 1.31pm Cannon Hill to Northgate train is cancelled. The next train will depart Cannon Hill at 1.46pm.
    The 1.39pm Springfield Central to Roma Street train is cancelled.The next train will depart Springfield Central at 1.09pm.
    The 2.01pm Cannon Hill to Northgate train is cancelled. The next train will depart Cannon Hill at 2.16pm
    The 2.18pm Roma Street to Kippa-Ring train is cancelled. The next train will depart Roma Street at 2.39pm.
    The 2.40pm Coopers Plains to Roma Street train is cancelled. The next train will depart Coopers Plains at 2.55pm.
    The 2.42pm Northgate to Bowen Hills train is cancelled. The next train will depart Northgate at 2.57pm.
    The 3.12pm Northgate to Cleveland train is cancelled. The next train will depart Northgate at 3.27pm.
    The 3.32pm Roma Street to Northgate train is cancelled. The next train will depart Roma Street at 3.37pm.
    The 4.19pm Bowen Hills to Springfield Central train is cancelled. The next train will depart Bowen Hills at 4.22pm.
    The 4.32pm Northgate to Roma Street train is cancelled. The next train will depart Roma Street at 4.37pm.
    The 4.40pm Bowen Hills to Roma Street train is cancelled. The next train will depart Roma Street at 4.43pm.
    The 4.52pm Park Road to Northgate train is cancelled. The next train will depart Park Road at 4.57pm.
    The 4.54pm Roma Street to Shorncliffe train is cancelled. The next train will depart Roma Street at 5.09pm.
    The 4.54pm Cleveland to Roma Street train is cancelled. The next train will depart Cleveland at 5.09pm.
    The 5.05pm Roma Street to Manly train is cancelled. The next train will depart Roma Street at 5.20pm.
    The 5.17pm Roma Street to Northgate train is cancelled. The next train will depart Roma Street at 5.19pm.
    The 5.19pm Bowen Hills to Springfield Central train is cancelled. The next train will depart Bowen Hills at 5.22pm.
    The 5.39pm Shorncliffe to Roma Street train is cancelled from Shorncliffe to Northgate. The next train will depart Shorncliffe at 5.54pm.
    The 5.54pm Roma Street to Shorncliffe train is cancelled. The next train will depart Roma Street at 6.09pm.
    The 7.22pm Roma Street to Park Road train is cancelled. The next train will depart Roma Street at 7.37pm.
    The 7.52pm Roma Street to Park Road train is cancelled. The next train will depart Roma Street at 8.07pm.
    The 9.24pm Roma Street to Northgate train is cancelled. The next train will depart Roma Street at 9.39pm.
    The 10.12pm Northgate to Roma Street train is cancelled. The next train will depart Northgate at 10.27pm.
    The 12.12am Northgate to Roma Street train is cancelled. The next train will depart Northgate at 12.27am.
    The 12.54am Roma Street to Northgate train is cancelled. This is the last service for the evening.
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Re: Interim rail timetables
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2016, 04:59:32 AM »
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24th October 2016

Interim rail timetables

Greetings,

Details of the interim rail timetables are now available:

https://translink.com.au/service-updates/102746

Queensland Rail interim timetable


These are measured service cuts and is not the disaster than some have tried to paint.

Mainly off-peak counter peak with some inner network high frequency service reductions.

This is a good effort under the circumstances.

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Re: Interim rail timetables
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2016, 05:52:56 AM »
Quite a bit different to what I thought it would be! But hopefully shouldn't cause too much pain overall.
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Re: Interim rail timetables
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2016, 06:30:02 AM »
The BrizCommuter word on the interim timetable service cuts:
http://brizcommuter.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/qrs-interim-timetables-back-to-1990s.html


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Re: Interim rail timetables
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2016, 06:47:10 AM »
Well, crappy government policy and what do you get?

Under the circumstances it could be a lot worse. 
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Re: Interim rail timetables
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2016, 06:51:27 AM »
The BrizCommuter word on the interim timetable service cuts:
http://brizcommuter.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/qrs-interim-timetables-back-to-1990s.html

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Re: Interim rail timetables
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2016, 06:55:18 AM »
What is so special about Fridays that the timetable is different? Curious to know  :is-
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Re: Interim rail timetables
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2016, 07:09:42 AM »
What is so special about Fridays that the timetable is different? Curious to know  :is-

Be something to do with rostering/training requirements is my guess.
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Re: Interim rail timetables
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2016, 07:44:13 AM »
 The 1.39pm Springfield Central to Roma Street train is cancelled.The next train will depart Springfield Central at 1.09pm.

Time travel perhaps?

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Re: Interim rail timetables
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2016, 07:47:06 AM »
07:25am ex-Ferny Grove is full to capacity at Wilston this morning (Monday), and QR have cancelled this service on Fridays. That isn't going to end well!

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Re: Interim rail timetables
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2016, 07:53:27 AM »
^ well at least there is plenty of advance notice!

I sometimes look back fondly at the days we squeezed near on 1200 pax on inbound Ippy EMUs.

Those were the days!   :fp:


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Re: Interim rail timetables
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2016, 07:54:14 AM »
The 1.39pm Springfield Central to Roma Street train is cancelled.The next train will depart Springfield Central at 1.09pm.

Time travel perhaps?

A sloppy typo.  Probably reflects the speed it was all put up!
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Re: Interim rail timetables
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2016, 08:07:42 AM »
Quite probable that passengers at Windsor may not be able to fit onto a train for a 38 minute period on Friday's am peak. Maybe QR can employ some Japanese people to push passengers into the train?

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« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2016, 08:47:13 AM »
No mention of the interim timetable on QR or TransLink's social media channels.  :fp:

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Re: Interim rail timetables
« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2016, 08:53:25 AM »
No mention of the interim timetable on QR or TransLink's social media channels.  :fp:

Probably waiting to stop any confusion ...
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Re: Interim rail timetables
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2016, 09:07:23 AM »
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Quite probable that passengers at Windsor may not be able to fit onto a train for a 38 minute period on Friday's am peak. Maybe QR can employ some Japanese people to push passengers into the train?

similar for park rd on the Friday....for any pax that cant fit onto that 5pm manly all stoppers..... will have to wait till 5.30 if they want to get between morningside and Wynnum central.

Time for the P219 boggo rd to Wynnum central via cannon hill BT rocket :P :P

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« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2016, 09:38:03 AM »
Just left Goodna outbound, plenty of pax on this trusty EMU 86  :bna:
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Re: Interim rail timetables
« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2016, 09:56:26 AM »
The 1.39pm Springfield Central to Roma Street train is cancelled.The next train will depart Springfield Central at 1.09pm.

Time travel perhaps?

A sloppy typo.  Probably reflects the speed it was all put up!

There are a few. There is a Bowen Hills to Roma St train that get's cancelled and a Caboolture to Roma St that get's cancelled, with the next one departing Roma St 6 minutes later :o

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« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2016, 10:18:17 AM »
How is the 5:03 cleveland express cancelled?   That is certainly not based upon patronage.
Will QR be providing free direct buses from say ferny grove-mitchelton-cbd.   to help curb overcrowding on other services.


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« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2016, 10:43:07 AM »
How is the 5:03 cleveland express cancelled?   That is certainly not based upon patronage.
Yep, that will p%ss off a lot of passengers. The following service will be a quite a sardine can.
The Friday cancellation of the Manly all stations will create a 30 minute gap for some passengers. Really bad!

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« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2016, 10:56:43 AM »
At least the changes are well flagged in advance. 

Passengers need to check the scheduled changes and perhaps consider making a change from their regular pattern where needed.
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« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2016, 11:44:25 AM »
At least the changes are well flagged in advance. 

Passengers need to check the scheduled changes and perhaps consider making a change from their regular pattern where needed.
True, though saying that 100% of my train using work colleagues were completely unaware of the interim timetable. No station or on-board announcements heard this morning about tomorrow's changes. Nothing on social media. QR and TransLink must try harder.

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« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2016, 11:51:09 AM »
True, though saying that 100% of my train using work colleagues were completely unaware of the interim timetable. No station or on-board announcements heard this morning about tomorrow's changes. Nothing on social media. QR and TransLink must try harder.

Also - said cancelled trips still appear in the journey planner, including the cancelled 7:10am and 7:25am services ex. Ferny Grove on Friday. Oh dear!
Is it really that hard to run frequent, reliable public transport?

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« Reply #25 on: October 24, 2016, 12:04:53 PM »
^ hopefully it is just that they haven't programmed the journey planner with the interim timetables yet.  Takes time.

Agree that they need to be aggressive with the updating the public!  Disappointing hey?  But that is something that seems to be the lot of the battler of late.

Doing my bit on radio & TV in getting the message out about the interim timetables etc.  Crikey, they have spin doctor armies !!

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Re: Interim rail timetables
« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2016, 12:28:57 PM »
Even the normal JP doesn't work.  Constant reports in recent days of the online TTs not matching the PDFs, Northgate services still missing from the Shorncliffe timetable, Kippa-Ring services showing up when I look up the airport line TT etc.

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« Reply #27 on: October 24, 2016, 01:11:45 PM »
Just completed an interview at Ippy rail station with 9 News.  Hopefully the message makes. the. cut.  ???
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« Reply #28 on: October 24, 2016, 01:20:04 PM »
Media Statement

Minister for Transport and the Commonwealth Games
The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

PLAN TO RESTORE QUEENSLAND RAIL FRONTLINE SERVICES AND DELIVERY

Queensland Rail will undertake the further recruitment of 100 additional drivers and an extra 100 guards as part of a five-point plan to restore services for the travelling public.

Minister for Transport and the Commonwealth Games Stirling Hinchliffe said Cabinet had today been briefed on the report from the Queensland Rail board received last night.

“In total, QR will be recruiting an extra 200 drivers and an extra 200 guards. Of the 100 drivers approved last year, 79 drivers have already been recruited and 74 guards have also been recruited,” the Minister said.

“In the interim a new timetable for weekday services has been developed by QR. This timetable will start tomorrow with a 2.3% reduction in daily services.”

The five-point plan requires QR to:

    initiate the recruitment of an additional 100 drivers tomorrow;
    complete the recruitment and training of 100 additional drivers and 100 additional guards approved by the Government in November 2015;
    deliver the interim timetable to minimise the disruption to the travelling public;
    maintain the supply of train drivers by ensuring guards are stationed and trained on the Next Generation Rollingstock – providing a pipeline of future drivers with route knowledge;
    work with its employees to develop more flexible working arrangements, including part-time arrangements – boosting the longevity of the existing workforce and creating driver roster flexibility

“After meeting with Queensland Rail CEO Helen Gluer this morning and advice from the QR Board last night, Cabinet has been briefed on the roll out of an interim timetable and the next steps including the recruitment of additional drivers,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“The Government and the public have the highest expectations when it comes to the delivery of our core services.

“On behalf of the Government I also apologise that Queensland Rail hasn’t delivered to the high standards that we set for ourselves,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“The Government’s priority since being made aware of this on Thursday night was to make sure our customers received the most up to date information and be provided with the high quality service they are used to.

“Despite clear and repeated advice from QR that it was prepared for the extra services with the opening of the Redcliffe Peninsula line services, it is now clear that this was not achieved.

“After being advised on Thursday evening by QR of the need to cancel services due to a shortage of drivers, on Friday I convened an urgent meeting of Queensland Rail and the Department of Transport and Main Roads on Friday and approved the development of today’s interim timetable.

“That’s why I instructed the Queensland Rail Board to meet yesterday and I addressed the Board, making it clear the Government’s expectations of service delivery.

“On time performance for QR in August and September was between 95% and 96%. It is expected to be 91% for October. This is not acceptable to the Government and more importantly, it’s unacceptable to the travelling public.

“Queensland Rail and TransLink have a responsibility to the traveling public to deliver the best and highest level of service possible.

“It is the responsibility of the Government to ensure that our rail operator has the resources it requires to do the job and our plan today does that.

“Queensland Rail and TransLink will continue to make operational updates on the status of the services timetabled to be provided.”

Interim timetable

The interim timetable developed by QR has sought to minimise disruption.

Under the interim timetable, there will be the cancellation of 30 services and the alteration or partial cancellation of 11 other services.

The number of train services will be reduced from 1306 per day to 1276 per day (or 2.3%) under the interim timetable for Monday to Thursday.

Twenty-five of the cancelled services will have a wait of less than 15 minutes to the next service. The other five cancelled services will have a wait of less than 30 minutes for the next service.

For Fridays, 32 services will be cancelled and 21 will be altered or partially cancelled, reducing the number of train services from 1342 to 1310 a day (or 2,4%).

The total number of services under the interim timetable remains higher than before the Redcliffe Peninsula line became operational of October 4 when there were a total number of 1218 services on Monday to Thursday and 1244 on Friday.

“As the Board has confirmed to me, all advice to Government was that Queensland Rail could meet the requirements of the new timetabled services. We now know that that was not the case and the Queensland Rail Chief Executive Officer has apologised and is addressing those concerns through the interim timetable released with me today,” Minister Hinchliffe said.

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Re: Interim rail timetables
« Reply #29 on: October 24, 2016, 01:55:32 PM »
Just completed an interview at Ippy rail station with 9 News.  Hopefully the message makes. the. cut.  ???

I talked to Sunshine Coast's Seven Local News today and WIN 9 News by phone.
Talked to 90.3 ABC Sunshine Coast radio this morning with Annie Gaffney and Rob Blackmore.

Sunshine Coast were very fortunate in these cancellations and I acknowledge the efforts of Queensland Rail to recognise our already limited services of 325/week (80 of which are rail buses) [single track] compared to Redcliffe's 650/week [duplicated track].     Do the maths   :)

The 7:29am Caboolture to Roma St train was the only cancellation, with a 6 minute wait until the next service at 7:35am.

I suspect that there may be some crowding issues as our services pass Caboolture on the way south (closer to the CBD), but will await direct feedback tomorrow when the interim timetable comes into effect.

Overall a good result under these unique circumstances.
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« Reply #30 on: October 24, 2016, 02:05:59 PM »
The RPL is already getting higher patronage than the SC line isn't it?

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Re: Interim rail timetables
« Reply #31 on: October 24, 2016, 03:47:29 PM »
The RPL is already getting higher patronage than the SC line isn't it?

Yes, I would reckon so Gazza, but I don't have recent patronage figures for the Sunshine Coast line so cannot be media level sure.

That said, with trains every 6 minutes at peak times and duplicated tracks not shared with freight, it should positively boom.  :)
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Re: Interim rail timetables
« Reply #32 on: October 24, 2016, 03:53:51 PM »
I think the main reason its doing better is because it's geographically closer to the city, so more people are willing to make the journey on a daily basis.
And the land use is more intensive so more potential pax in easy access.

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Re: Interim rail timetables
« Reply #33 on: October 24, 2016, 04:00:08 PM »
I think the main reason its doing better is because it's geographically closer to the city, so more people are willing to make the journey on a daily basis.
And the land use is more intensive so more potential pax in easy access.

Yes, for sure.
Don't get me wrong, I reckon it is fantastic for the region and should make a huge difference to the North Lakes on ramp and Anzac Ave onto the highway each day.

It's a case of rotten apples for the Sunshine Coast, compared to pomegranates for Redcliffe Peninsula
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Re: Interim rail timetables
« Reply #34 on: October 24, 2016, 05:41:27 PM »
I travelled from Goodna to Ipswich (EMU86) and return (IMU121) today.  Had an appointment in central Ipswich. Plenty of passengers.

Not one indication that a new timetable would be in place tomorrow.   A few punters gathered around when 9 News interviewed me and obviously were interested to hear the comments.



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Re: Interim rail timetables
« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2016, 06:10:42 PM »
Been catching the train most of the morning today and an afternoon peak hour service to Northgate and no problems got a seat and ran on time etc....

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« Reply #36 on: October 24, 2016, 06:21:10 PM »
Been catching the train most of the morning today and an afternoon peak hour service to Northgate and no problems got a seat and ran on time etc....
That's because there were no changes today (other than the usual). Tomorrow will be a different story.

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« Reply #37 on: October 24, 2016, 08:05:48 PM »
Updated blog post, with addendum on the poor customer information provided for the interim timetable starting tomorrow.
http://brizcommuter.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/qrs-interim-timetables-back-to-1990s.html


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« Reply #38 on: October 24, 2016, 08:36:44 PM »
BrizCommuter is on a roll this evening.

List of QR Interim Timetable services most likely to be overcrowded (AKA the services that are press and media fodder).
http://brizcommuter.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/qrs-interim-timetables-sardine-can.html

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« Reply #39 on: October 25, 2016, 03:15:46 AM »
Brisbanetimes --> Brisbane train debacle: Commuters told to check Translink website for updates

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South-east Queensland rail commuters have been urged to check on their services as a interim timetable, designed to cope with a controversially unforeseen driver shortage, comes into force on Tuesday.

Metropolitan rail services were thrown into chaos on Friday amid about 100 service cancellations, which Queensland Rail chief executive Helen Gluer on Monday said was the result of a "snowballing" of issues associated with the opening of the new Redcliffe Peninsula line.

Those issues related primarily to the lack of drivers who had been sufficiently trained to use the new line without supervision.

Ms Gluer, who on Monday failed to receive the public confidence of Transport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe, said commuters should keep checking the Translink website for updates.

"For the next two weeks, as we move through the current roster that we're in, there may be additional service alterations over the next two weeks," she said.

"We are trying to minimise those as much as possible."

Ms Gluer said the interim timetable was up on the Translink website on Sunday night.

"If there are any alterations to the timetable in the next two weeks while we recover from the fatigue issues we've had, we will be publishing those the night before," she said.

"We anticipate there will be very few of them.

"Once we get through the next two weeks, we believe we'll be back at our normal level of service."

Ms Gluer said, in the case of 25 of the 30 cancelled service, there would be a train within 15 minutes of the previously scheduled departure.

For the other five daily services, Ms Gluer said, there would be a train within 30 minutes.

"That's not good enough and we understand that," she said.

"We've also very much tried to spread it across non-peak to minimise the impact into peak and we've also looked at a system-wide network and focused on patronage."

Mr Hinchliffe said Queensland Rail had been "overly ambitious" in its assumptions that it could cope with the opening of the Redcliffe Peninsula line.

"Through that process asking all the range of questions that one would ask in the context of a major expansion to the range of services, I was consistently advised that the crewing issues were acceptable," he said.
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