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Easter 2018 long weekend services
« on: March 15, 2018, 08:30:13 AM »
https://translink.com.au/service-updates/168316

From Friday 30 March until Monday 2 April, most of our services will operate to a reduced timetable for the Easter long weekend.

If you are travelling during this period, please see below for service information and plan your journey before you travel.
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Re: Easter 2018 long weekend services
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2018, 08:44:23 AM »
For the reduced rail service timetable for the period from Friday 30 March to Friday 20 April 

>> https://translink.com.au/service-updates/165881
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Re: Easter 2018 long weekend services
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2018, 08:50:39 AM »
https://twitter.com/Robert_Dow/status/974055152834437120

https://twitter.com/Robert_Dow/status/974056470030336000
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Re: Easter 2018 long weekend services
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2018, 09:01:45 AM »
This is doing my head in!  The timetable chops and changes so frequently now that the reliability of the train service (let's not get started on the frequent mechanical breakdowns) must be questioned.  We even have to be mindful of the days of the week, aware of when Friday comes around.  There's the Mon-Thurs timetable, the Friday timetable, the Saturday timetable that is different to the Sunday timetable, the Easter timetable, the Christmas holidays timetable, the school holidays timetable, the Commonwealth Games timetable, the line closure bus replacement timetable and the 'when everything goes wrong' timetable (pigeon roosting on a wire, rainwater inundation, possums and 'police incident').  Timetables should be replaced by scratchies to reflect reality. Scratch here to see whether your train is arriving today.

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Re: Easter 2018 long weekend services
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2018, 09:18:38 AM »
A frustrated commuter left this post on our FB

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" Three different timetables for one train line covering the next month....is this Madness? "
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Re: Easter 2018 long weekend services
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2018, 09:33:38 AM »
https://twitter.com/Robert_Dow/status/974065847118385152
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Re: Easter 2018 long weekend services
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2018, 11:36:12 AM »
Enjoying public operation?
Sign the QR contract again?

We're clearly on a winner with this one! 🏆
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Re: Easter 2018 long weekend services
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2018, 11:53:08 AM »
Everyone is a winner according to William Street!   :P

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Re: Easter 2018 long weekend services
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2018, 04:27:17 PM »
https://twitter.com/Robert_Dow/status/974065847118385152
Actually it’s 4 timetables in one month! The “normal” Rail Fail timetables from 21st April is missing.

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Re: Easter 2018 long weekend services
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2018, 04:50:37 PM »
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Plan your journey - Super Saturday ahead

This Saturday 31 March, there will be a massive line up of events across South East Queensland. Queen's Baton Relay (QBR), Brisbane Lions, Brisbane Roar, GC2018 dress rehearsals and Festival 2018 celebrations will be taking place at different locations around Brisbane, Gold Coast and Bayside.

As it's also the Easter long weekend, there may be changes to your service timetable.

We're anticipating the network to be busy on Saturday, so we've pulled together some useful links to help you plan your journey, wherever you're travelling.


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Re: Easter 2018 long weekend services
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2018, 07:01:31 AM »
^ Yep, Super Saturday, Sub-par Train Service!

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Re: Easter 2018 long weekend services
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2018, 06:51:04 PM »
Now blogged!
https://brizcommuter.blogspot.com.au/2018/03/super-saturday-not-so-super-train.html

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Re: Easter 2018 long weekend services
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2018, 02:11:55 AM »
Now blogged!
https://brizcommuter.blogspot.com.au/2018/03/super-saturday-not-so-super-train.html

Thanks  :-c :-t

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Re: Easter 2018 long weekend services
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2018, 02:43:08 AM »
https://twitter.com/Robert_Dow/status/979035627717931013
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Re: Easter 2018 long weekend services
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2018, 10:48:28 AM »
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Re: Easter 2018 long weekend services
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2018, 12:53:41 PM »
https://twitter.com/Robert_Dow/status/979189654850121729
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Re: Easter 2018 long weekend services
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2018, 01:24:11 PM »
https://twitter.com/QueenslandRail/status/979195273330147329

https://twitter.com/Robert_Dow/status/979196122429206528
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Re: Easter 2018 long weekend services
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2018, 02:24:22 AM »
Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony Dress Rehearsals

>> https://translink.com.au/plan-your-journey/event-transport/9821

Post event train services - from Nerang

Saturday 31 March

    last train to Brisbane departs at 12.49am
    last train to Varsity Lakes departs at 1.42am

Monday 2 April

    last train to Brisbane departs at 11.31pm
    last train to Varsity Lakes departs at 12.12am
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Re: Easter 2018 long weekend services
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2018, 02:26:23 AM »
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Re: Easter 2018 long weekend services
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2018, 12:08:04 PM »
Not wishing to spoil the good record so far, but worth noting no cancellations or service alterations due to ' mechanical issues ' as far as I can tell so far.  With the reduced number of units in service, they might have carefully selected the more reliable sets?  Anyone know if that is the case.
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Re: Easter 2018 long weekend services
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2018, 01:25:20 PM »
Uh ... oh ...  I jinxed it ..  :(

> https://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=1862.msg206747#msg206747
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Re: Easter 2018 long weekend services
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2018, 02:13:34 PM »
Uh ... oh ...  I jinxed it ..  :(

> https://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=1862.msg206747#msg206747

2 hour gap on “Super Saturday” that’s terrible QR!

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Re: Easter 2018 long weekend services
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2018, 03:54:07 PM »
Uh ... oh ...  I jinxed it ..  :(

> https://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=1862.msg206747#msg206747

2 hour gap on “Super Saturday” that’s terrible QR!

Hopeless stuff.  Let's hope there are no  ' operational ' issues on the Sunny Coast line.  Could well be a 4 hour gap ...

I asked QR on their FB pages what was the cause of the ' operational issue ' on the RPL.  No response as yet.
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Re: Easter 2018 long weekend services
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2018, 07:38:53 PM »
Heres the sunday shitstorm for the sunny coast.....seriously how long is this crap going to continue for??...

Note: the ones in bold brackets are the only services that connect within a reasonable space 20mins or less....the rest are 39mins up to an atrocious 100 minutes connection gap...

To Caloundra:

outbound trains arriving landsborough 7:28 am  9:28 am [11:28 am]  1:28 pm  1:21 pm  3:28 pm  [5:28 pm] 6:21 pm  7:28 pm  9:28 pm

outbound 605 departing landsborough 8:33 am  [11:33 am] 1:03 pm 4:03 pm  [5:33 pm]  7:03 pm  8:33 pm  10:03 pm

From Caloundra:

605 arrives landsborough  7.57am 10:56 am  [12:26 pm]  3:26 pm  [4:56 pm]  [6:26 pm] 7.56pm

I/b train ex landsborough  6:36 am  8:36 am  10:36 am  [12:36 pm]  2:36 pm  [5:16 pm]  4:36 pm  [6:36 pm] 8.36pm


There are clear and present issues here with Caloundra....there is excessive air being carried on the 600 between Caloundra and kawana as well as the 607 between Caloundra and currumundi.....and yet they choose not to scale those services back so as to offer up more bus-rail services on weekends.....it is an absolute joke...

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Re: Easter 2018 long weekend services
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2018, 06:44:50 AM »
^ thanks TB. 

TransLink actually acknowledge that the connections are in the main broken. 
They don't care a continental about doing anything about it. 

https://twitter.com/Robert_Dow/status/980185645686517760

https://twitter.com/Robert_Dow/status/980187710789885952
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