|Improved counter-peak services|
- Generally less crowded trains
- More frequent train services in weekday peak, counter-peak, and off-peak periods (in particular 15 minute off-peak timetables across most of the inner-suburban network)
- No more hour gaps on Sunday mornings and late at night
- With many reports of stations having run out of new timetables, will train stations actually have the new paper timetables back in stock?
- With many stations having large printed timetables up to 8 months out of date, will train stations have the large printed timetables in place on Monday am?
- Will the new timetables be reliable (particularly the Gold Coast/Beenleigh corridor with precision overtaking)?
- Which peak trains will only have 3 cars, and thus be overcrowded?
- Uneven loadings due to uneven timetabling (i.e. 7 to 8 minute gaps or 15 minute gaps) on the Gold Coast and Beenleigh Lines (am and pm peak) and Ferny Grove Line (pm peak)
- Weekend daytime service still at "third world" 30 minute frequencies
- Hour gaps to/from the races on the Doomben Line on Saturdays
- No more improvements until at least 2016
- Outbreaks of selfish "I want an express to my stationitis" expected along the outer Beenleigh and Ferny Grove Lines
- Passengers completely oblivious to the new timetables wondering why their usual train hasn't turned up on time
- Ridiculously high fares will scare commuters off the improved train services