Services increase on SEQ network, but group calls for more infrastructure

 
Topic moved from News by bevans on 22 Jul 2020 11:21
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
That is 20 odd additional services per day where is the rolling stock coming from to run the extra services?

Services increase on SEQ network, but group calls for more infrastructure

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  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
Wasn't crewing the big issue up there, not the fleet? ISTR they did a big recruitment drive last year or two, so could be simply they now have the number of driver's for the trains they have.
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Wasn't crewing the big issue up there, not the fleet? ISTR they did a big recruitment drive last year or two, so could be simply they now have the number of driver's for the trains they have.
KRviator
Yes, staffing and a very slow recruitment program has hamstrung and limited services in South East Queensland since the opening of the Redcliffe Pennisular Railway in 2016.

The large scale scrapping of the EMU fleet over the last twelve months has been done in the knowledge rail services would return to 15-minute frequencies at some point soon, so presumably sufficient rollingstock has been kept on hand.
  tazzer96 Deputy Commissioner

The EMU and ICE rretirement we lose, 49 x 6 car units.  The NGR order is 75 x 6 car units.  So there is an overall increase in rollingstock.
  phil_48 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Wynnum North
2 further morning off peak services have been added on the Cleveland line, but it would be good to fill in the weekday gap of 5 hours during the offpeak with total 15 minute services. This would help out the daily mess at Wynnum Central where often pax are locked off from the platform when 2 trains cross at the island platform, with access via boom gates, and then have to wait another 30 minutes. The trains are supposed to cross closer to Manly allowing to gates to open for a minute or so after the Cleveland train goes through, and allow pax to get onto the platform for the City train but often the gates just stay down.  Although the line is single from Manly to Cleveland there are sufficient crossing points to maintain a peak period 15 minute service.  The current 15 minute off peak service only goes to Cannon Hill.

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