“We’ve been burned before with costly transport outages in SEQ. We no longer have faith until we know the real facts.

“The government and its agencies cannot trust past form.”

Transport Minister Mark Bailey said commuters would be aware of the changes long before Cross River Rail opened, but hinted details were still being worked out.

“It’s three years, more than three years, until we actually open the Cross River Rail project, so there’s still plenty of time,” he said.

“We are working very, very hard operationally.”

But Bailey said there was “no doubt” there would be major changes to the current train line system.

“With a brand new rail line, we will have to adjust the system,” he said.

“…It will be released long before we open the system, so Robert will have a great day when we announce it, I know that.”

Bailey said the government wanted to give commuters as much notice as possible so they could adjust their travel plans.

Cross River Rail promises to provide 18,000 more seats on Brisbane trains, take 14,000 conductors off the roads, cut journey times on existing rail lines in southeast Queensland and create more than 7,700 jobs.


The $5.4 billion project includes a 10.2 kilometer stretch of track, including 5.9 kilometers underground.

There will be four new metro stations and improvements to eight existing stations. Three new stations will be built on the Gold Coast to improve intercity connectivity.

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