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Queensland Rail is under fire over the number of regular faults and delays on the city network.
There were 60 services affected this morning because of a major fault on the Ferny Grove line between Bowen Hills and Mitchelton.
There was another fault between Central Station and Roma Street.
Scott Driscoll from the Queensland Retailers Association says rail disruptions are having a big impact on business.
"Staff arriving late, deadlines being exceeded and a general disruption to commerce is something we are seeing far too often," he said.
"These intermittent problems that by all accounts are likely due to maintenance issues are something that commerce in Queensland simply can't be sustaining on such a frequent basis."
Mr Driscoll says the Government should spend more on essential services like rail maintenance and less on government spin and promotion campaigns.
"Commuters are standing on a train platform in Brisbane around the suburbs - not knowing whether or not there's going to be a train out of action - and left stranded waiting for a bus that may or may not turn up to get you into work on time."
"That's just not good enough in this day and age where we're trying to encourage more useage of public transport."
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