Friday 16 September 2011
Buses will replace trains between Bowen Hills and Ferny Grove stations on the Ferny Grove line this weekend.
The rail closure will allow work to continue on the $100 million Keperra to Ferny Grove Rail Upgrade project. The project involves duplicating 2.6km of track between Keperra and Ferny Grove stations to increase rail capacity and improve reliability on the Ferny Grove line.
Ferny Grove train station is also being upgraded with disability access and car parking capacity increased to about 1000 spaces.
TransLink spokesman Miguel Holland said buses would run from 7.30pm tonight (Friday, September 16) until the last train on Sunday night (September 18).
“Buses will run in both directions for customers at Windsor, Wilston, Newmarket, Alderley, Enoggera, Gaythorne, Mitchelton, Oxford Park, Grovely, Keperra and Ferny Grove stations,” Mr Holland said.
“Customers should allow up to an extra hour to travel on the Ferny Grove line during this time.
“Trains will run as normal between Bowen Hills and city stations.
“Normal train services will resume on Monday (September 19).”
Queensland Rail Customer Service Officers will be at Bowen Hills train station to help customers with their journey.
Other work being done this weekend includes:
- reconditioning of platforms at Alderley train station
- track work at Newmarket station
- various other maintenance between Bowen Hills and Ferny Grove stations.
Customers heading to the Brisbane Broncos vs St George-Illawarra Dragons semi-final clash at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night should plan their journey with this closure in mind.
For more information about public transport and services visit www.translink.com.au or phone 13 12 30, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.