Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Rail Commuter's Diary of Bad Timing

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Rail Commuter's Diary of Bad Timing

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Byline: Rae Wilson

A BUDERIM legal secretary will be forced to catch an even earlier train to commute to Brisbane after two weeks of aunacceptablea delays.

Ina Bailey (pictured) began keeping a diary of her daily commute a fortnight ago after numerous delays and track disruptions made her late to work.

Mrs Bailey said she had been told multiple times that signal failures and congestion were the cause and a door closing problem occurred once.

She said congestion seemed to cause many delays when aso-called expressa trains had to stop to wait for other trains to pass.

aWe retired and moved to the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane but with the economy and prices going up, I decided to go back to work since January,a she said.

aI drive to Sippy Downs and catch a bus to Landsborough to get the 6.54am train which should arrive at Central at 8.16am.

aI work near Eagle St on the river so it takes me 10 minutes to walk and I get to work with five minutes to spare. …

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