Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Plan to Keep Train Timetable on Track; Maintenance Schedule Reduces Weekend Line Closures

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Plan to Keep Train Timetable on Track; Maintenance Schedule Reduces Weekend Line Closures

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Byline: ZANE JACKSON zane.jackson@qt.com.au

WEEKEND track closures on the Ipswich train line will become less frequent next year under a new Queensland Rail maintenance plan.

The maintenance plan will see each zone on Queensland Rail's city train network closed only four times a year, instead of shorter but more frequent closures.

For regular Ipswich rail users like Raceview resident Peter Collins, the move towards less weekend closures is good news.

The 27-year-old said he had been delayed going to his Brisbane CBD-based job in the past because of weekend closures.

C[pounds sterling]It affects me Co it's hard to get into work on time if it's closed and you have to use replacement buses,C[yen] Mr Collin said.

C[pounds sterling]It would be a lot easier if there were fewer disruptions.C[yen]

Ipswich passengers have experienced more closures than any other rail line in the network these last few years, according to commuter advocacy group Rail Back on Track. …

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