- Peak services reduced by up to 60% - this will result in overcrowding and possibly full trains on most train lines.
- Peak express services eliminated - reduced am peak, and no pm peak express services on the Ipswich and Cleveland Lines will significantly lengthen commutes, already affected by reduced frequency.
- Off-peak service reduced by up to 50% - off-peak trains every 30 minutes - worse than all other cities in Oceania.
- Broken bus connections - due to services reductions, and different clock face times, bus connections will be broken.
- Commuters still being charged peak fares for a heavily reduced peak train service. Can commuters launch a class action against TransLink?
Unfortunately, QR's #RailFail is still causing severe pain for Brisbane and SE Queensland commuters. Given that both QR and the next to useless CityTrain Response Unit refuse to mention when it will be resolved (originally stated at early 2019), expect years of pain to continue. The ongoing mess can be blamed on QR and Department of Transport and Main Roads for lack of competent forward planning, as well as political and union interference. At a time when GC2018 has shown that high frequency public transport on the Gold Coast can be successful, QR's inability to offer this to commuters for years to come makes its future look very bleak.
Any disaster has more than one cause, and as poor as a situation this is, it is unproductive to simply get angry about the situation. That's why I come here. You provide insights as to what is the underlying causes, are what are the outcomes are, what are the probable issues in the future (with Casandra like accuracy), and what could be done to address the system.ReplyDelete