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A QUICK analysis of the Queensland Rail suburban timetables have revealed that Ipswich and Springfield are being treated poorly in times of first services in the morning on weekdays.
For example the first train out of Caboolture is 3.52am, Kippa-Ring will be 3.46am. Compare this to Ipswich, first service at 4.37am, and Springfield first service at 5.39am.
In the case of Ipswich the earliest someone can catch a train from Ipswich and be at Brisbane Airport is 6.25am. Hardly satisfactory, it is much worse for the Springfield line.
Ipswich line needs a departure at 4.07am, and possibly 3.37am from Ipswich. Springfield line needs earlier services, 5.09am and 4.39am departures from Springfield Central would be preferred.
Additionally on Sunday morning, both Ipswich and Springfield have one hour services. This also should be improved to 30 minute frequency.
Why is the west being treated so poorly? It is time our Members of Parliament got cracking and lobbied for improved rail services.
ROBERT DOW, RAIL Back On Track
This article first appeared on www.qt.com.au
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