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18 July 2007: QR Citytrains and Ekka 2007!
« on: July 18, 2007, 07:59:19 PM »
RAIL Back On Track - Media Release 18 July 2007

Brisbane:  Ekka 2007!

RAIL ? Back On Track (http://backontrack.org)  a web based community organisation for the promotion of rail throughout Australia has suggested that because of the Brunswick St station upgrade, there is the potential for much confusion as folks head to the Brisbane Ekka by QR Citytrain during August.

Robert Dow said:

 ?It is very convenient to travel to the Ekka by rail.  The Exhibition station is right in the RNA Showgrounds, there are no parking problems and it is a safe and fast way to go. However, many folks who don?t normally use the train do make use of rail for travel to the Exhibition and may not be aware of the platform closures and changes to train operations through Brunswick St station.?

?There has been good publicity and education campaigns for regular Citytrain passengers about the upgrade at Brunswick Street Station, but many folks who head to the Ekka by rail are not regular Citytrain passengers and may not be aware of the changes.  For this reason it would be helpful to have extra ?conductors? on services to explain to passengers the best way to get to the Exhibition station.?

?QR Citytrain does put on extra direct services to the Exhibition on some lines.  These are popular and do avoid the need for passengers to change trains.  As far as operational commitments allow it would be very helpful to increase the number of direct services.?

?When the Ekka is not on, there is normally no passenger service to the Exhibition station.  RAIL Back On Track calls on QR to consider a regular loop service throughout the whole year on this line.  This would be very handy for people travelling by rail and who wish to access the Royal Brisbane Hospital complex and surrounding services and businesses.?

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Re: 18 July 2007: QR Citytrains and Ekka 2007!
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2007, 10:14:34 AM »
From TransLink web site.  For full details please click here!

To the Ekka Loop services will transport passengers from Central and Roma Street stations to Exhibition station, operating at 10 minute intervals from 9.20am (last service 8pm).

Direct services into Exhibition station will operate on all lines. Additional services will also be provided for weekends and the Exhibition Show Holiday (Wednesday, 15 August 2007). Please monitor the TransLink website for more details.

Please note due to the upgrade of Brunswick Street station, no Exhibition station services will stop at Brunswick Street station.

From the Ekka  Loop services will transport passengers from the Exhibition station to the city every 10 minutes (last service 11.40pm Monday to Saturday and 11.15pm Sunday).

There are no direct services from the Ekka. Passengers are advised to catch connecting services to Roma Street or Central stations.

Exhibition rail shuttles depart from platform 2 via Side Show Alley. Additional Exhibition loop services will be provided for weekends and the Exhibition Show Holiday (Wednesday, 15 August 2007). Please monitor the TransLink website for more details.

Please note due to the upgrade of Brunswick Street station, no Exhibition rail shuttle services will stop at Brunswick Street station.
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Re: 18 July 2007: QR Citytrains and Ekka 2007!
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2007, 11:04:47 AM »
See this release too --> http://backontrack.org/mbs/index.php?topic=179.0

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