Currumbin residents set to benefit from extra trains

23 Oct 2013 9:10 AMJann Stuckey

22 October 2013

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP has welcomed the announcement that an additional 200 train services a day will be added to the south-east Queensland network from 20 January 2014.

 “Currumbin residents will benefit under this major timetable overhaul across south-east Queensland,” Ms Stuckey said.

 “This is a great result for local commuters with an additional 3 services from Varsity Lakes and Robina Stations in the peak morning period. For the peak evening period Varsity Lakes and Robina Stations will have an extra 4 services.

 “Many Currumbin locals travel north for work during the peak periods, and these extra services will ease congestion and be a welcome relief for passengers.

 “Public transport users can expect improved connections, better reliability and more frequent services.

 “The Newman Government has worked hard to find savings across Queensland Rail to deliver more frequent services and from January next year we will be delivering.”

Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said the new timetable gets the maximum use out of the network’s existing rollingstock and infrastructure in both the peak and weekday off-peak.

 “This timetable is for the future, as it will allow additional services to be added once trains start being delivered as part of our New Generation Rollingstock project,” Mr Emerson said.

 “This is also important in our efforts to increase the capacity on the network beyond the current 2016 deadline.”

Queensland Rail and TransLink will be hosting information sessions at stations over the coming months. For more information visit www.translink.com.au

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