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Quote from: rob2144 on June 15, 2009, 14:42:27 PMX974 13:48 Cooroylander currently running 25mins late at Woombye, problems with the ICE sets again
QuoteAccident causes train delays this afternoonTony MooreJune 17, 2009 - 4:42PMOutbound train passengers can expect delays of about 15 minutes through Roma Street, South Brisbane and Milton stations this afternoon.Queensland Rail says there might also be flow-on effects for the Ipswich, Cleveland and Beenleigh and Gold Coast trains.Only two of the four rail lines are open near Graceville where a truck hit the Long Street rail bridge this morning.The cabling for train signals and two of the four tracks were damaged during the accident.While the repairs are likely to be finished by 6pm, it means some peak hour rail services will be delayed.
Quote from: ozbob on June 17, 2009, 18:18:23 PMFrom the Brisbanetimes click here!Accident causes train delays this afternoonQuoteAccident causes train delays this afternoonTony MooreJune 17, 2009 - 4:42PMOutbound train passengers can expect delays of about 15 minutes through Roma Street, South Brisbane and Milton stations this afternoon.Queensland Rail says there might also be flow-on effects for the Ipswich, Cleveland and Beenleigh and Gold Coast trains.Only two of the four rail lines are open near Graceville where a truck hit the Long Street rail bridge this morning.The cabling for train signals and two of the four tracks were damaged during the accident.While the repairs are likely to be finished by 6pm, it means some peak hour rail services will be delayed.I came home on the 4.09 Redbank ex Central, held down outside Indooroopilly for about 10 minutes.
QuoteMajor Track Work from Ipswich to Redbank: Thursday 25 JunlineFrom 9.00am until 2.00pm Thursday 25 June 2009, all QR Citytrain services between Ipswich and Redbank stations will be replaced by bus services.Buses will stop all stations between Ipswich and Redbank with a connecting train service to Brisbane City.Delays of up to 30 minutes may be experienced.
QuoteGold Coast Line : Disruptions between Robina and Nerang10 Aug 2009Disruptions on Gold Coast Line between Robina and Nerang due to signalling fault. Expect 30 mins delay. Service to resume by 8:00 AM.
QuoteBrisbane trains stopped after power cut at Roma StreetArticle from: The Courier-MailUrsula HegerAugust 14, 2009 10:30amHUNDREDS of rail commuters have been left stranded on trains after electricity was cut at the city's largest station this morning.A spokesman for TransLink said this morning 14 inbound trains were forced to stop on the lines after power supply was cut at Roma Street station about 9.42am.Queensland Rail says the signal system at Roma Street went from mains power to standby at 9.40am.A spokesman said power was restored two minutes later but it caused multiple track and point failures.Power supply to the part of the city was cut after an underground high-voltage cable was dug up by crews working to repair a water main.A spokesman for Energex said the Brisbane City Council crew, using an excavator, hit the main cable on the corner of May Street and North Quay.Power supply was also lost to several key buildings in the city, including the Children's Court and the Roma Street Police Headquarters.A spokesman for TransLink said the power was restored to the area about 10.19am.
QuoteIpswich/Rosewood Line : Delays26 Aug 20091 hr delay for services on Ipswich/Rosewood Line due to power fault. Service to resume by 9:00 AM.
QuoteHundreds of passengers are stranded at train stations this morning, as the Ipswich line has ground to a halt.Rail commuters can expect delays of up to one hour after power was cut to tracks between Corinda and Booval, as a result of damaged overhead wires between Darra and Oxley.Eleven inbound trains approaching Milton are at a standstill, having stopped running at 7.50am.A Translink spokesman said electricians hoped to mend the damaged power lines by 9.30am, as no alternative transport has been arranged for city-bound commuters.
QuoteTrain delays on Ipswich lineArticle from: The Courier-MailUrsula HegerAugust 26, 2009 08:50amPASSENGERS have been left stranded for over an hour on a train between Wacol and Darra after power was cut to overhead wires on the Ipswich line.About 11 trains were halted along the Ipswich line after overhead lines between Darra and Oxley failed.Most trains were stopped at stations, but one was halted on the lines near the Centenary Bridge between Wacol and Darra.A spokesman for TransLink said some of the passengers had been escorted off along the train lines by TransLink officers, while some remained on the train."They have been given water,'' he said.He said electricians were attempting to fix the problem, and services were expected to resume after 10am
Quote.. damaged overhead wires between Darra and Oxley. ..
QuoteCommuters trapped for hours in train blackoutZane Jackson | 27th August 2009ABOUT 500 Ipswich commuters were left cramped and sweltering for nearly two hours after a peak-hour train to Brisbane was stranded between Wacol and Darra with no power yesterday morning.The frustrated passengers on the 7.32am QR Ipswich to city service were left without air-conditioning after a fault in overhead wires left the train and many others powerless.Water was provided to passengers.Eleven trains carrying about 5000 passengers were stopped between Ipswich and Milton stations while QR fixed the affected overhead wires, which were down from 7.50am to 9.55am.Passengers from 10 trains were able to leave their carriages at station platforms.Robert Dow from train lobby group Rail Back on Track said while he had received some positive reports from commuters, the breakdown of the train highlighted some problems in QR's procedures.?Some people have said a guard on the train was very helpful and kept people in good spirits,? Mr Dow said.?But as you could imagine, most people were extremely frustrated at being stuck between stations for so long in the heat.?There were some elderly passengers who looked distressed and that's what some people were concerned about - that it seemed like QR workers were not overly concerned about that.?These sorts of incidents highlight some of the problems with QR's risk management systems - like the public announcement system not working because of the power outage.?I'm sure QR will thoroughly investigate the incident and look to improve their response to incidents such as these.?A spokesman for QR Networks said the group was investigating what caused the damage to the overhead wires, and whether last weekend's track work on the Ipswich line was a factor.The spokesman said QR Networks were unsure when the investigation would be completed.
QuoteMedia Release 11 August 2009SEQ: QR Citytrain congratulated for improved on-time running performanceRAIL Back On Track (http://backontrack.org) a web based community support group for rail and public transport and an advocate for public transport users has said that QR Citytrain is actually providing an improved on time performance and this should be acknowledged. The TransLink Tracker (1) figures do not tell the detailed story.Robert Dow, Spokesman for RAIL Back On Track said:"As reported in the TransLink tracker QR Citytrain is achieving an on-time performance of 91.74 percent for 2008/9, up from 2007/8 at 91.15 per cent. This is despite significant impacts from level crossing incidents and network failures during the past year. Factors beyond the control of QR Citytrain.""The on-time performance criterion of arrival not later than 3minutes 59 seconds is one of the tightest in the world. This is seldom acknowledged.""If incidents beyond QR Citytrain's control are taken into account the on-time performance is around 95%. An exceptional performance, particularly on a network shared with a heavy load of rail freight traffic. The bizarre process of fining QR Citytrain for the consequences of network failures and errant motorists driving into boom gates is silly. The government is in fact fining itself. All this achieves is less funding for urgently needed services and so a cycle of negative reinforcement is set up.""Using the same flawed logic maybe it is time TransLink and Queensland Transport started to fine themselves for the failure to properly resource our public transport systems?"References:1. http://www.translink.com.au/resources/tracker/TransLinkTracker_0809Q4.pdfContact:Robert DowAdministrationadmin@backontrack.org
QuotePedestrian killed by morning trainMARISSA CALLIGEROSSeptember 1, 2009 - 7:02AMA pedestrian has been hit and killed by a train at a station south of Brisbane, halting services on the Beenleigh line.And while rail commuters face delays of up to an hour, motorists at Clayfield can also expect to be stuck in traffic after a second pedestrian was run over by a truck.Trains have been delayed as a result of the fatal incident at Loganlea Station as police investigate the circumstances surrounding it.Police said the female pedestrian was hit about 5.30am. They will review CCTV footage from cameras at the station.Queensland Rail has arranged buses for commuters travelling between Bethania and Kingston, although commuters can expect delays of up to one hour."Inbound services resume at Kingston and run to Brisbane city," a TransLink spokesman said.Meanwhile, a second pedestrian has suffered serious head injuries after being hit by a truck inbound on Sandgate Road and London Street about 6.20am.They were rushed to the Royal Brisbane Hospital for treatment but no further details were immediately available, a Department of Community Safety spokesman said.Police have urged motorists to turn left into Junction Road as traffic banks back past the Nundah Tunnel.- with Christine Kellett
QuoteIpswich/Rosewood Line : Disruptions between Darra and Milton7 Sep 2009Disruptions on Ipswich/Rosewood Line between Darra and Milton due to extreme weather. Expect 30 mins delay. Service to resume by 9:30 PM.Alt. transport operating between Darra and Roma Street.
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