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March 2020 performance data now published: https://www.queenslandrail.com.au/aboutus/ourperformance/service-punctuality-and-reliability









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Spreadsheet: https://backontrack.org/docs/qr/monthly_otr/2020/mar/all_lines_monthly_apr19tomar20.ods























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Re: Monthly line specific on-time running and reliability March 2020
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2020, 02:08:11 PM »
Combining the Queensland Rail total (aggregate) results on the same axes allows a better appreciation of what is happening.

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Re: Monthly line specific on-time running and reliability March 2020
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Re: Monthly line specific on-time running and reliability March 2020
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2020, 05:49:01 AM »
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One year of Citytrain individual line on-time running performance data

18th May 2020

Greetings,

April 2019 was the first month that Queensland Rail began to report individual line on-time running (OTR) performance data. RAIL Back On Track had requested that this be done as for other states and we welcomed the additional performance reporting from April 2019. Twelve months has now been reported.

Queensland Rail Citytrain is different from other Australian states as two types of OTR are reported. Force Majeure Adjusted (FMA) and Customer Impact (CI). FMA is adjusted to remove incidents that cause trains to run late that are out of Queensland Rail's control. CI OTR is the unadjusted OTR and is what passengers really experience.

Just looking at overall (aggregate) performance data doesn't tell the full story. Some lines OTR is very good, other lines not so good.

We present here the aggregate and individual line OTR performance over the past twelve months, FMA 24/7 and FMA Combined Peaks (CP) together with the corresponding customer impact measures.

Combining the Queensland Rail total (aggregate) results on the same axes allows a better appreciation of what is happening overall:



Data is sourced from https://www.queenslandrail.com.au/aboutus/ourperformance/service-punctuality-and-reliability

"Our (Queensland Rail) on-time running performance targets are among the most stringent in Australia. We (Queensland Rail) aim to have more than 95% of our services arrive on time, with an annual reliability rate of 99.50%. All services, including peak and off-peak, are measured as on-time when they arrive within three minutes and 59 seconds of their scheduled time, or 5 minutes and 59 seconds on interurban services - Gold Coast, Rosewood and Sunshine Coast."

The graphs below show the individual lines performance over the last year (12 months) worst to best. Target is 95%.









The main concern with the OTR is the poor performance on the Cleveland and the northern lines viz. Sunshine Coast, Caboolture and Redcliffe Peninsula lines. The failure to duplicate the Sunshine Coast line north of Beerburrum in 2009 restricts Citytrain paths as the line is shared with freight and long distance passenger trains. The addition of Redcliffe Peninsula line services in October 2016 to the northern rail corridor has exposed limitations with signalling, capacity and reliability. These effects can be seen in the poor OTR.  It is essential that the duplication from Beerburrum to Landsborough proceed now and consideration be given to extending the roll out of the new European Train Control System (ETCS) to include the rail corridor between Northgate and Caboolture ( https://infrastructurepipeline.org/project/european-train-control-system/ ). This would improve capacity and OTR and needs to be done prior to commissioning Cross River Rail. (The entire Citytrain network should in time be enabled for ETCS).

The Cleveland line struggles because of the single line sections between Manly and Cleveland. Cross River Rail will do nothing to overcome this constraint. It is important to start to progressively improve the track capacity between Manly and Cleveland by track amplication.  How this can be achieved was detailed in a TMR study ' Park Road to Cleveland Rail Upgrade Planning Project ' 2017 (See 10 Feb 2020 RTI-955 https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/About-us/Right-to-Information/Disclosure-log.aspx ).

The rest of the network is at an acceptable to a very good level of OTR performance and this is to Queensland Rail's credit.  Special mention of the Gold Coast line, exceptional OTR performance.  It is helped by the 5 minute 59 second measure and limited station stops but nevertheless services still have to share the rail corridor between Beenleigh and Central with other trains.

Performance graphs for each individual line can be viewed here > https://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=13915.0

Best wishes,

Robert

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Re: Monthly line specific on-time running and reliability March 2020
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Re: Monthly line specific on-time running and reliability March 2020
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2020, 04:23:21 AM »
Letter to the Editor Queensland Times 19th May 2020 page 9

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