|...except without the "Sorry" bit|
- Services that are timed to run through Brisbane's CBD at the same time on seperate tracks, will always result on in a delay to one of those services.
- Too many trains running through Brisbane's CBD in the daytime off-peak to reliably operate on one track pair.
- A late running train will delay all subsequent trains as there is limited operating margin.
- Conflicting junction moves at Roma Street, Fortitude Valley, or Bowen Hills (e.g. Ferny Grove bound trains having to cross the path of all inbound services at Bowen Hills) causing further delays.
- Lazy operations - e.g. 2 minute dwell time at Central for late running services.
The effect of this on commuters and stakeholders:
- Typically, trains running up to 10 minutes late on all lines.
- In some case, trains running up to 15 minutes late, or getting delayed further in their journey as a result of the earlier delay.
- Commuters being late for appointments, work, lectures, and meetings.
- Commuters missing onward train and bus connections - not good when some bus routes in Brisbane can be hourly (and yes, BrizCommuter has missed an hourly bus thanks to a daytime track closure).
- Further evidence of QR's contempt for the travelling public.
- Off-peak reliability figures are not published due to poor transparency, thus stakeholders are unaware of QR's mediocre off-peak performance.