|QR overcrowding (on Ferny Grove Line)|
It is quite clear that there is likely to be a big variation in loading between Gold Coast Line train services. The Beenleigh Line (am and pm peaks), and Ferny Grove Line (in pm peak) may also have uneven loadings due to uneven scheduling. BrizCommuter suggests that once travelling patterns have settled down after the timetable change, that Queensland Rail or TransLink measure the loadings on each service. The results can then be presented on a webpage and/or information poster. This may then give passengers an informed choice to change their travelling patterns, to help even out the loads.
An example would be below (times and loadings are fictional).
Departures from Central to Varsity Lakes
16:30 Spare seats usually available
16:45 Passengers usually standing to Altandi
16:52 Spare seats usually available
17:00 Spare seats usually available
17:15 Passengers usually standing to Beenleigh
Further thoughts and suggestions are welcome.