Easier Journey for Bray Park Commuters

05/12/2014

A new go card reader on the inbound platform at Bray Park Railway Station will make the journey into Brisbane’s CBD easier for Pine Rivers commuters.

Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, said the go card reader was a win for passengers.

“By doubling the number of go card readers on the inbound platform, we’re improving passenger flow so commuters can make their train on time.”

The need for an additional go card reader was raised during a commuter consultation process undertaken by Mr Holswich earlier this year.

Mr Holswich surveyed hundreds of Pine Rivers rail commuters on their experience of the local rail network.

“After hearing commuter concerns through my survey and at my regular Mobile Offices at Bray Park Station, the need to add an extra go card reader on Platform One became obvious.”

“Too often passengers are stuck waiting in line to touch on or off at the only go card reader on Platform One.”

“For Pine Rivers residents travelling to Brisbane for work in the mornings, we’re reducing their risk of missing their train.”

Mr Holswich said the Newman LNP government was committed to improving reliability, affordability and frequency of public transport.

“One of the biggest issues raised in survey responses was the desire for cheaper fares.”

“We have heard those concerns and passengers are now benefiting from the first state-wide reduction in fares in Queensland’s history.”

“Our LNP government reduced fares by 5% from November this year and have committed to no fare increase at the beginning of 2015.”

“That means a mum or dad travelling to work in the Brisbane CBD from Bray Park Station is saving more than $126.72 a year.”

“Labor’s record on public transport saw 15% fare increases year after year.”

“This LNP Government is the only team with a strong plan to deliver better and more affordable public transport for Pine Rivers commuters.”

The new go card reader will be installed early next year.