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Old May 2nd, 2015, 10:00 PM   #21
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Just for clarification - the last photo there is of the tilt train that acts as an intercity service all the way up Queensland.

http://www.queenslandrail.com.au/tra...tilttrain.aspx
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Old May 2nd, 2015, 11:37 PM   #22
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It's a bit neglected though. I never liked using it too much thanks to the off-peak frequency of around 30 minutes on all lines. It seemed a little under dimensioned and under utilised compared to the other Australian cities. Brisbane appears to very heavily be a bus city. Take a look of some videos of the Cultural Centre Bus Station on YouTube, it's quite phenomenal.

I don't know about that. When I lived in Auchenflower (on the Ipswich line) in the late '90s, the off-peak frequency was upgraded from every 30 minutes to every 15 minutes. I'm assuming it's still at least at that frequency today.
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Yes, it is: http://translink.com.au/sites/defaul...20-ipswich.pdf
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Old May 2nd, 2015, 11:46 PM   #24
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No, it isn't. The Ipswich line is every 30 minutes. The Springfield line is every 30 minutes, therefore you get interlining to give a 15 minute service. That's why the 15 minute service stops at Darra, that's why I said each LINE gives a 30 minutes frequency off-peak. You chose one example of a line set where you get a late branch, the other lines are not so lucky with branches. You are right, though, it might have improved. I made that post at the end of the third quarter in 2014, so they might have changed the timetables and I am happy to be proven wrong.
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Old August 31st, 2015, 04:10 PM   #25
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Brisbane Airtrain


AirTrain - Airport Train by Amalia Sari, on Flickr


Airtrain station platform by Marco Ostini, on Flickr


Airtrain by Simon Morris, on Flickr


Set 168 at the rear of a Gold Coast train, shortly to depart Brisbane Airport ~12.10.11 by James 460, on Flickr
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Old September 20th, 2015, 07:24 PM   #26
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Qld to replace Go card with smartphone, bank card tokens



Queenslanders will soon be able to rid of their Go cards and pay for public transport fares with a contactless token in their smartphone or bank cards, following an overhaul of the state's ticketing system.

The electronic Go card was developed by Cubic Transportation Systems under a $134 million contract in 2003, and uses contactless technology to tap on and off at the start and end of a journey on the TransLink public transport network.

But the Cubic contract is about to expire, and the Queensland Transport department wants to replace the system with something more modern.

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What's happening with the Cross River Rail megaproject?
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What's happening with the Cross River Rail megaproject?
They are currently working on developing a "Mark III" version.

It's nowhere near construction, put it that way. The previous Queensland Government made sure of that by shelving the original one and coming up with a demented combination bus and train version, hence nearly 3 years wasted.
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As I understand Crossrail, one government approves it, Queenslanders vote that government out, new government scuttles old plan, proposes own plan which adds 2-3 years to the timeline ... rinse and repeat.
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As I understand Crossrail, one government approves it, Queenslanders vote that government out, new government scuttles old plan, proposes own plan which adds 2-3 years to the timeline ... rinse and repeat.
Yup!

It's common to all states. Some are starting to buck the trend fortunately - even Queensland, just not on this project.
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Old September 21st, 2015, 02:42 AM   #31
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As I understand Crossrail, one government approves it, Queenslanders vote that government out, new government scuttles old plan, proposes own plan which adds 2-3 years to the timeline ... rinse and repeat.
Couldn't have said it better! The same thing happened in Melbourne with the metro tunnel project. The new Prime Minister is a massive public transport user/fan so hopefully we get some federal funding towards these projects soon.
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Redcliffe Rail Extension

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Moreton Bay Rail overhead power ‘goes live’
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Moreton Bay Rail project is one step closer to completion with the new rail line’s 12.6 kilometres of overhead wiring systems switched on today.

Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said energising the rail line was a significant milestone for the $988 million project which is jointly funded by the Australian Government ($583 million), Queensland Government ($300 million) and Moreton Bay Regional Council ($105 million)

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From Railway Gazette:

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Queensland NGR EMU cars shipped from Mumbai
01 Feb 2016









AUSTRALIA: The first six of 450 electric multiple-unit cars which Bombardier Transportation is building at its Savli plant in India under Queensland’s A$4·4bn New Generation Rollingstock contract were shipped from the Port of Mumbai at the end of January. Following testing the first units are expected to enter service in mid-2016, and deliveries are scheduled to run for 2½ years.

Mumbai Port Trust said the 23·9 m long cars weighing 46 tonnes required specialised and precise loading, which it managed in-house.

The 1 067 mm gauge New Generation Rollingstock design is based on the A-City EMU for Adelaide and VLocity DMU for Victoria. It incorporates Bombardier's Flexx bogie, Mitrac traction system and Orbiflo condition monitoring, with passenger facilities to include wi-fi and toilets

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Testing begins on Moreton Bay Rail Link
Tuesday, March 22, 2016



THE first electric test trains ran on Queensland's Moreton Bay Rail Link on March 16 as the project entered its final phase before the start of commercial operations later this year

The 12.6km double-track branch from Petrie on the North Coast Line to Kipper-Ring will become part of Queensland Rail's Brisbane Citytrain network and includes six new stations

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Authority to deliver Brisbane Cross River Rail
Thursday, April 07, 2016



THE government of the Australian state of Queensland has announced it will establish an authority to oversee the development of the Cross River Rail project with the aim of increasing capacity and reducing congestion on the Brisbane Citytrain network

The new 10.2km alignment from Dutton Park to Bowen Hills, to be built at an estimated cost of $A 5.2bn ($US 3.9bn), includes 5.9km of tunnels under the Brisbane River and city centre and follows on from previous iterations of the project that have fallen foul of changing administrations

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Here's a video of that project

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Billion-dollar Moreton Bay rail project delayed
May 30 2016 - 2:02PM



An almost $1 billion Queensland rail project has been delayed indefinitely due to a serious signalling flaw that could have caused train crashes.

Transport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe has ordered the Moreton Bay Rail Link, which was to be opened in mid-2016, to be delayed after receiving advice about the signalling issues on Monday morning

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First funding for Brisbane’s Cross River Rail
28 Jun 2016







AUSTRALIA: An initial A$800m tranche of funding to ‘kick-start’ Brisbane’s Cross River Rail project was announced by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Minister for Infrastructure Jackie Trad on June 27.

The 10·2 km cross-city rail link would run from Bowen Hills to Dutton Park, tunnelling under the city centre and the Brisbane River to serve Wooloongabba. There would be five underground stations, including Albert Street in the city centre and interchanges to the existing Queensland Rail suburban network at Roma Street and Boggo Road. The link would increase peak rail capacity in the central area from 86 to ultimately 134 trains per hour

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