Just to make things worse, this 3-car train wasn't assigned to a "short" Roma Street to Ferny Grove service which are less busy as they run 7.5 minutes behind the preceding service. It was assigned to a busy Beenleigh to Ferny Grove service, 15 minutes behind the preceding service thanks to the Ferny Grove Lines irregular pm peak timetable. Questions need to be asked as to why Queensland Rail appear to have a shortage of trains yet again? Was it due to trains being stranded by weekend engineering works and not being able to be serviced? Or is there a more chronic issue? Why was a 3-car train assigned to a busier service? Whilst extremely unlikely, would commuters have grounds for legal action against QR if they caught COVID-19 due to QR's lack of rolling stock provision?
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Thanks to the anonymous Instagrammer who sent BrizCommuter this photo of the overcrowded train! This photo was taken after some passengers had alighted at Windsor and Wilston.