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Ipswich trains are among the most reliable for being on time

Ipswich trains are among the most reliable, according to new Queensland Rail data.
Ipswich trains are among the most reliable, according to new Queensland Rail data.

IPSWICH trains are among the most reliable across the south-east Queensland network, according to new Queensland Rail (QR) data.

Members of the public can now access daily on-time running statistics for each line of QR's city network.

Figures gathered over a period of seven business days (last Tuesday to this Wednesday) show the small Rosewood line is QR's top performing track, with 100% of trains running on time.

Ipswich also performed well, scoring 100% on five days and hitting a low of 86.96% last Wednesday compared to an average of 79.2% across all networks on the same day.

Robert Dow, spokesman for public transport users advocacy group Rail Back on Track, welcomed the move to publish the data publicly.

"I think they [commuters] can see how the line's performing and it can be reassuring to see the line's improving," Mr Dow said.

"It could be improved though - we'd like to see off-peak times as well, Transperth does this."

Mr Dow said the new data helped to confirm the Ipswich line had improved over time.

"From 2007 to 2009, there were a lot of issues," he said.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said the online reporting of data was overhauled as part of the Newman Government's commitment to building a more reliable network.

"We need to improve the reliability of our train network and by providing more relevant data passengers can better monitor their individual line daily," Mr Emerson said.

"For the first time ever, the actual peak on-time running results will be published."

ON TRACK?

  • Peak on-time results ranged from a low of 79.2% to a high of 99.6% of trains running on time across all lines over seven business days from Tuesday, November 13, to Wednesday, November 21.
  • Ipswich trains ran on time for five of those seven days, recording 91.3% and 86.9% on the remaining days.
  • All Rosewood trains ran on time over the same period.

Topics:  queensland rail rail back on track scott emerson



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