Queensland Rail has managed to achieve more than 200,000 kilometres of train journeys during the Commonwealth Games.
Transport Minister Mark Bailey said after an enormous fortnight of operations on the Gold Coast line, passengers were reminded that temporary service changes would remain in place this week while the network returned to normal following the event.
“Heavy rail has played a key part of the integrated public transport model to support GC2018,” Mr Bailey said.
“Our crews have worked around the clock to deliver an unprecedented level of services on the Gold Coast line, with triple the amount of trains running 24 hours a day to support event crowds.”
Mr Bailey said Queensland Rail has delivered more than 270 services on the Gold Coast line each day of competition over the last 11 days.
“By the time the Games are complete, we’re forecast to have run more than 3,000 services on the Gold Coast line in total, and our on-time running results on the Gold Coast line have so far averaged above 98% throughout the Games period.
“I am proud of our results so far and we’ll continue to extend every effort to ensure smooth running for the final day of competition events, and the Closing Ceremony.”
Queensland Rail CEO Nick Easy said as communicated at the time of the release of the public transport plan in February, temporary service changes would remain in place across South East Queensland from 16-20 April while Queensland Rail returned its network to normal.
“Following the intense GC2018 period, an altered timetable will remain in place for five days (16-20 April) while we rest our hard-working train crews who have gone above and beyond to deliver for the games, and reposition rollingstock and other assets following enhanced 24-hour operations on the Gold Coast corridor,” Mr Easy said
“During this time, trains on most lines across SEQ will run every 15 minutes or better in peak times, and every 30 minutes in off peak,” he said.