More Passengers On Time with Record Train Performance

19/08/2014

Passengers travelling on the Caboolture line are getting to work or school and returning home on time with Queensland Rail hitting an all-time high for peak on-time running.

 

Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich said it is a credit to Queensland Rail’s staff that last financial year, more than 96 per cent of peak passengers arrived at their destinations on time.

 

“The Caboolture line has achieved 96 per cent over the last year making Brisbane among some of the best on-time running performers in Australia,” he said.

 

“Thanks to their efforts we have been able to improve on our record from the previous year that saw trains arrive on time during peak periods 93 per cent of the time.

 

“This is significantly better compared to Labor’s record of a three year low of 86 per cent.”

 

Member for Kallangur Mr Ruthenberg said “A new timetable launched in January has also delivered an extra 1000 train services each week with turn up and go frequency on the Beenleigh, Cleveland, Caboolture and Shorncliffe lines.”

 

“In the first six months of the new timetable, we have been able to maintain on-time running which is now ahead of southern capitals, Sydney and Melbourne,” he said.

 

“We’ve also maximised existing resources to ensure our passengers have a more comfortable ride on their commute, with improved customer loading across all lines.

 

“These figures show we continue to deliver on our election promise to improve reliability and frequency of the public transport network, which is driving more and more people to choose the bus and train over their car.”