Curiously it wasn't announced before the federal election.Although it involves two states, it's still a state issue, and while it wasn't announced before the federal election, the SMH article here dated 17th May 2013. Or at least announced before Rudd's announcement of his election date.
Arriving at 330 am is no big deal IF you are in a sleeper and can doze till 7 or if you can wait on board till first trains start running. Being dumped on the streets of Brisbane at 4am is not acceptable.Remember though that these are daylight saving times (ie: 3:53 & 4:55 for the return). Until 07:00 you say? Isn't that what UK and or Europe do sometimes?
PS: I hope the Web Archive has a Countrylink page for the times before Costa(1) back flipped about not cutting any Countrylink train service and closed, oh sooorry I mean "suspended serviced" the Murwillumbah line.
1. He was really in the wrong party, just like McKay was.