About planned track works


To maintain safety and reliability across our train network, we occasionally need to close the train lines to complete maintenance and upgrade works. When track works are planned you may experience delays in your normal travel time.

How is planned track work managed and scheduled?

Planned track work is managed through a program called the Scheduled Corridor Access System (SCAS). SCAS involves the closure of a section of track at planned times throughout the year. Construction and critical maintenance work is undertaken during a closure.

How we're improving your journey through regular maintenance

When your train line is closed, a variety of work is undertaken including upgrade works, station improvements, and accessibility upgrades.

  • Upgrade works include repairing tracks, overhead works, welding and tree removal.
  • Station improvements include security works, car park upgrades and improving customer facilities such as electric timetable displays.
  • Accessibility upgrades include improvements for pedestrian access, way-finding signage and lift installation.

What does this mean for me if I need to travel during a closure?

We understand that no one likes to be disrupted and we try to keep this to a minimum by scheduling track closures on weekends or outside of peak hours, when less people are travelling.

When track closures are planned, buses will replace train services. You can find your station’s rail replacement bus stop location online before you travel, or follow direction signage at the station on the day you travel.

Access to go card ready buses won’t always be available during track closures and we realise you may be unable to use your go card like normal. There may also be circumstances preventing you from accessing the station facilities (fare machines, go card readers, train station etc.) on the platform.

If you’re able to, please use the go card reader at your station or purchase a paper ticket for travel prior to catching your rail replacement bus service.

Please plan your journey in advance, check for upcoming track closures on our website and allow for extra travel time (approximately 60 minutes) if the closure affects you.

Planned closures calendar

The planned closures calendar is available through Queensland Rail to help you plan your future travel.


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