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RAIL Back On Track - Media Release 29 July 2007

Brisbane: The Exhibition rail loop is another option to ease congestion!

RAIL  Back On Track (http://backontrack.org) a web based community organisation for the promotion of rail throughout Australia has called for the construction of a station in the general Normanby area on the Queensland Rail line loop from Bowen Hills  Exhibition  Roma St and for regular Citytrain services to be introduced year round.  This would allow easy pedestrian access to QUT Kelvin Grove Campus, the Brisbane Grammar Schools and the general Normanby area, as well as convenient access to the Royal Brisbane Hospital Campus and the general Herston area from the present Exhibition station.

Robert Dow said:

"Each year during the Ekka the utility of the Exhibition loop line is demonstrated in a public way as happy Ekka patrons travel the smart way to the Ekka by Citytrain.  The line is used year round though for the through running of freight and long distance passenger trains, placing suburban services to enter timetable services and railway maintenance operations.  The extremely heavy running of Ekka Specials during the exhibition shows that it is possible to effectively maintain passenger services and still fit in the other operational requirements."

"Brisbane's buses are often overloaded at peak times.  Passengers are left standing at bus stops as full buses pass by.  It would make a lot of sense to construct an additional station between the Exhibition Station and Roma St Station in the general Normanby area close to the Brisbane Grammar Schools, and then run regular loop services Roma St - Central - Brunswick St - Exhibition - Normanby - Roma St."

"This would allow access to the Royal Brisbane Hospital campus, and other businesses and facilities in the Herston general area from the present Exhibition Station.  By having a station at Normanby this would then allow pedestrian access to the QUT Kelvin Grove campus, the Brisbane Grammar schools and to the general Normanby area.  Effective utilisation of this loop line would take a lot of pressure of the congested Council buses in the inner city.  Passengers could easily connect with the rest of the Citytrain network at Roma St or Central Stations."

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