News

Rail Back on Track praises QR but wants more data

Claudia Baxter

COMMUTER advocates have called on the State Government to release all public transport on-time running data after peak train times showed marked improvements in QR's reliability.

Statistics released by Transport Minister Scott Emerson revealed Ipswich commuters have enjoyed more efficient peak train services over the past two years.

More than 97% of the Ipswich and Springfield line morning peak services were on time - an improvement of nearly 10% on the Springfield line.

Rail Back on Track spokesperson Robert Dow said the on-time performance for all services give a better idea of how QR is performing. He said other metropolitan public service providers publish all on-time data.

Since the statistics were released, the Newman government indicated they would consider releasing 24 hour data.

Mr Emerson said over four quarters, on-time running across the QR network has consistently reached more than the 96% mark over the past year.

He said the four quarter average of 96% was a credit to the hard work of the Queensland Rail staff.

"Some lines have seen an increase of almost 20 per cent under this government.

"Not only are we getting the trains to run on-time but they are now more trains running with an additional 1000 weekly services in the past three months," he said.

"We have made changes and have a taskforce dedicated to on-time running - and now we are leading the way in Australia."

Mr Dow said QR should be commended on the improvements.

He said his organisation collates the QR data published each day for the benefit of commuters.

"They have done a good job, we know that because we have the records to prove it," he said.

Publishing all data would allow commuters to see the overall performance of the City Train Network.

Train reliability

  • Ipswich line reliability has improved from 90.75% to 97.93% since 2012.
  • Springfield line reliability has improved from 88.95% to 97.49% since 2012.
  • Off-peak train and bus on-time reliability percentages are not published.

Topics:  public transport rail back on track



Ipswich CBD bank to close for good

CLOSED FOR BUSINESS.

Not enough physical customers to keep doors open

'Ridiculous': Council refuses renovation at heritage home

NOT FAIR: Karen Solomon of Newtown is angry with Ipswich City Council for refusing her plans to build a colonial style double car port at her Newtown home.

Council rejected development application

Council refusal of 'high density' development ends in court

Ipswich City Council first meeting with the new 2016 council.

Developer took the matter to the Queensland Planning Court

Local Partners

Your gig guide to a great night out in Ipswich

The latest on the live music scene across the city.

Dreamworld may supersize with 'Disneyland expansion'

Dreamworld could become a “more attractive and entertaining park”.

Bush balladeer brings bruised blues to Brissie

BRIGHT FUTURE: Jordan Merrick has just released his EP, In Colour.

Singer-songwriter Jordan Merrick on his debut EP, In Colour

Ipswich lad 'Robbo' brings Studio 10 home to Nanna

REUNION: Studio 10 roving reporter David 'Robbo' Robinson broadcast the Channel 10 shows live from Ipswich with his grandmother Jan Wells.

And Eastern Heights fan plays host in the TV thrill of her life

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000 calorie diet

Brian Shaw won his 4th World's Strongest Man title. Source: Twitter

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000-calorie diet

ABC2 slammed over football exhibition match coverage

Fans weren't too happy with ABC2's coverage of Wednesday night's game.

ABC2 slammed for coverage of soccer exhibition match

'Bulls--t!' Lisa Wilkinson grilled over Karl's pay packet

Join us for a Great Night as we Proudly present Lisa Wilkinson

“And you believe everything you read?”

'Ridiculous': Council refuses renovation at heritage home

NOT FAIR: Karen Solomon of Newtown is angry with Ipswich City Council for refusing her plans to build a colonial style double car port at her Newtown home.

Council rejected development application

Council refusal of 'high density' development ends in court

Ipswich City Council first meeting with the new 2016 council.

Developer took the matter to the Queensland Planning Court

Open for inspection homes May 25-31

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!