Last reviewed: Wednesday 12 Dec 2018 at 4.36pm ()

From the first service on Saturday 22 December until the last service on Monday 24 December, there will be track closures on the Ipswich and Springfield lines.

Timetabled railbuses R595 (24 December only) and R596 will replace trains between Roma Street and Darra stations. 

Please plan your journey in advance and allow time to transfer between bus and train services. 

Please note:There will be further closures over the Christmas break. Check the following closure dates for more information:

Track closure map

Map of affected lines during closure

Map of affected lines during closure

Ipswich and Springfield lines

  • Darra
  • Oxley
  • Corinda
  • Sherwood
  • Graceville
  • Chelmer
  • Indooroopilly
  • Taringa
  • Toowong
  • Auchenflower
  • Milton
  • Roma Street

Find your station's rail replacement bus stop location.

During the Christmas track closures, we will be running timetabled railbuses to replace affected train services. 

After running trials on the Ferny Grove and Cleveland lines, our railbuses now feature:

  • Published timetables online and at stops
  • The ability to journey plan
  • Higher or similar frequency to train services

Timetables and frequency

Electronic timetables:

R595  - Darra Station to Roma Street station - limited stops (24  December only)

R596  - Darra station to Roma Street station (22 - 24  December)

PDF timetable:

R595, R596 22-24 December 2018 (PDF 1.6MB)

Rail replacement bus stops

Find your station's rail replacement bus stop location.

To help future proof Queensland Rail's network, train signals between Roma Street and Corinda stations will be upgraded and new track crossovers will be installed near Milton station.

Benefits of the project include:

  • replacement of old signals infrastructure, some of which is over 50 years old
  • integration of signals with new, sophisticated train control systems
  • installation of new track crossovers, eliminating congestion and potential delays.

Please visit the Queensland Rail website for more information about the project.

Need assistance?

If you need assistance with station access:

  • call 13 16 17
  • SMS 0428 774 636

Free travel

If you're using a railbus service during this time, you won't need to touch on or off, or buy a ticket.

You will need to touch on and off with your go card or buy a ticket for all other services.

Affected services