The Ferny Grove and Cleveland train lines are expected to be set back by 30 minutes as the network recovers from the chaos that gripped Greater Brisbane’s rail services this morning.
QR says this morning’s delays are the result, not of the driver shortage, but the result of track maintance work and problems from an unexpected track fault.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says today’s handling of issues was “not good enough”.
“It is track maintenance issues and I understand Queensland Rail is working very quickly to the to remedy those issues.”
“Queensland Rail has to explain that — its track maintenance issues — it’s up for them to come out and explain it and I believe they should have been more forthcoming with their explanation to commuters this morning.”
The problems stemmed from a track fault at Yeronga and mechanical issue at Kuraby which then layered on top of maintenance issues.
QR says its hopes the network will recover across the day and be back to schedules in time for this afternoon’s peak.
Transport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe resisted repeated calls for his resignation over the separate staffing crisis, which caused the cancellation of major services and led to the resignations of top QR bureaucrats.
A replacement timetable was implemented as the government began to address the staff shortages and an independent probe into the saga is underway.