To maintain safety and reliability across the train network, we occasionally need to close sections of the train line for maintenance and upgrade works. You may experience travel delays during these times.

We understand no-one likes to be disrupted so we try to keep this to a minimum by scheduling track closures on weekends or outside peak hours.

A 12-month planned closures calendar is available on the Queensland Rail website.

How we're improving your journey through regular maintenance

When a train line is closed, a variety of work may be undertaken.

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

How does a track closure affect me?

During planned track closures, buses will replace train services. You can find your station's rail replacement bus stop location or follow signage at the station.

Occasionally go card may not be available on replacement buses or at stations, however 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.

In some cases it is not possible for customers to touch on or touch off their go card when regular scheduled rail services are replaced by bus services due to incidents or network maintenance.

We acknowledge that this may cause an inconvenience to you, and in circumstances where there are no readers available, you are permitted to board the rail replacement bus without a valid ticket. However, you will need to touch on or purchase a valid ticket when you transfer onto a standard or other Translink service.

Please plan your journey in advance—check for upcoming track closures. Allow for extra travel time (approximately 60 minutes) if the closure affects you.