Qld rail driver shortage

The Queensland Government has delivered a five-point plan to restore services and maintain safety for the travelling public, following the Redcliffe Peninsula Line train driver shortage debacle.

Qld rail driver shortage
Queensland transport minister Stirling Hinchliffe is working to restore public confidence in the rail network following major service cancellations due to a driver shortage with buses replacing trains in Brisbane.

Buses have been used in some instances to replace trains to make up for the shortfall in rail services.

Problems arose within the Brisbane rail network after Queensland Rail failed to deliver a sufficient number of drivers to accommodate the new service, following the opening of the Redcliffe Peninsula Line resulting in service cancellations in early October.

Neil Scales was installed as acting chief executive of Queensland rail following the resignation of Helen Gluer last week over the debacle last month.

"I want to thank the hard working staff of Queensland Rail for the implementation of the interim timetable and working toward the restoration of services for the travelling public," Queensland transport minister Stirling Hinchliffe says.

"As the minister I am fully determined to work with Queensland Rail’s staff to ensure the best possible rail passenger services." 

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