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The Ipswich trains need a good scrubbing. They are really disgusting in comparison to the other train lines. 🤮
Another day the Shorncliffe train goes express midway through our journey Morningside to Park Road. Two express trains in a row and we can get off at the Buranda interchange? How about QR think about your customers, instead of the Translink fine 👎
Hi Queensland rail I was wondering if you could keep an eye on platform 6 at central station at around 5pm a particular group of people flaunt walking and standing on the other side of the yellow line I know where in covid times but safety comes first if not I will pray that the worst doesn’t happen
Your wifi on the trains is a bit terrible. While connected to it I can't even send a message in Facebook messages app. Second train this has happened on today.
Can you sortvout your stuped ideas on tge rail bus when you are doing track wirk it was good when you had the buses link up with the train but this get a wait 15 mins for a bus to go northgate then get deffent bus to get to another which has another wait time it like you had a toddler pick the services talking to some 9ne that went a few weeks ago and they said it take 3 hours to get from central to redcliffe 10 mins in to frist trap and sill not at northgate out by airport
Masks in general aren't flattering at the best of times, but there is still no need for QR to make their station staff look as if they all have ladies knickers plastered on their faces.
My Great Grandfather, a William Albert Giles arrived in 1911 to work on the railways. In letters to his wife he talks of working on the SW Line between Toowoomba and Brisbane. Living in a tent on the side of the line! it seems he spent from Dec 1911 until approx July 1912 around the following areas working as a platelayer:- Rosewood, Grandchester, Forest Hill, Toowoomba.
After Sept 1912 he completely disappeared....we are trying to find out what happened to him.
Do you have any records of workers from that period of time?
His name was William Albert Giles. he was from Wales, UK.
He had arrived on the SS Durham into Melbourne in June 1911 and it seems he worked for two months on the railways there and then lost his job and had to travel to Queensland for more work.
Any information of workers from around that time would be really helpful. We wonder if he possibly died living in his tent. he talks of a time he spent in hospital in Brisbane after his feet got poisoned from the mosquitos and the dye from his socks made it worse! we have several letters in which he describes his time (despite the shocking grammar) you can get a good picture of it.
Many thank for any information you may be able to offer.
Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to the staff of QR when I stupidly left my bag on a train. I really believe staff went above and beyond in getting it returned to me with all my bits and pieces still inside.
NOT HAPPY, JAN!!!!!!!!!! I was on a train which pulled into Roma Street, outward bound, at about 9.15am, went to get off but couldn't because the doors weren't released. There were several of us stuck on the train and we were carried on to Milton before we were allowed off, having to catch an inward bound train back to Roma Street before we could get off.
For me imu 160 and smu 260 are the worst while ngrs and smu 220 series are my favourites so on interbruben lines plaese get rid of the imu 160/260 and put ngrs on while smu 220 put them on the lines expect for interburen lines qld rail that would be very good in my opion
I would like to thank the two station operators in Beerwah yesterday I was having a really bad day and was going to Brisbane before the lockdown you made feel a bit better , Pls forward my thanks ###

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22/04/2022

Are you travelling to a Dawn Service or ANZAC Day Parade this Monday 25 April? 🎖🌅

To help you get there we are running additional early morning services on all lines (except for Doomben). Free travel will also be offered to current serving defence force personnel and veterans in uniform or wearing their service medals.

For those customers accessing the Service at Anzac Square please detrain at Central station and see customer service staff for directions.

To plan your journey, go here 👉 https://bit.ly/3hKL336

Trains will be running to a Sunday timetable for the ANZAC Day public Holiday.

Photos from Queensland Rail's post 21/04/2022

What a riveting bridge! 🚂
The bridge over the North Johnstone River was the last link in almost 1,680 kilometres of railway track between Brisbane and Cairns.

Construction began in 1922 on the 196 metre long structure. It required three timber approach spans and three steel trusses — one of 24 metres, one of 40 metres and one of 61 metres, the last being among the longest steel sections used on a Queensland railway bridge. 🙌

After two and a half years the bridge was open, and people packed in to watch the first trains, which were specially decorated, travel over the bridge.

20/04/2022

👷 Weekend track closure – Beenleigh and Gold Coast lines affected 🛠
🚍 Due to track work, timetabled railbuses will replace trains between Roma Street and Yeerongpilly on the Beenleigh and Gold Coast lines from the first train on Saturday 23 until the last train on Sunday 24 April. During this time, Gold Coast and Beenleigh line services will run express in both directions via the Tennyson line.
📱To plan your journey, please see here 👉 https://bit.ly/3HNg5md

19/04/2022

Heading back to school this week? 🤓 Please remember to be careful when travelling on our network, you don’t want to be the person slipping at South Bank. 😮

Learn more 👉 qr.com.au/travelwithcare

14/04/2022

We've eggspertly hidden some Easter eggs in this picture, how many can you see? 👀🐰
From all of us here at Queensland Rail, we hope you have an egg-stra special Easter and stay safe this long weekend! 🥰

14/04/2022

🚨 Major track closures from tomorrow 👷
A friendly reminder to our customers that there are major track closures over the Easter period to facilitate Cross River Rail work. These closures will occur from tomorrow until Friday 22 April. For more information on what lines are affected go here 👉 https://bit.ly/3HNg5md

14/04/2022



🚂 Small locomotives, 💪 big travels…

The small Avonside A Class engines of the Queensland Railways, that had commenced operation in 1865 from the Southern & Western Railway from Ipswich to Bigges Camp became well travelled locomotives in their working lives. To provide motive power on the first section of the Southern & Western Railway four locomotives had originally been ordered from the Avonside Company of Stratford-on-Avon, in England.

Three of these locomotives were sent ‘north’ to assist in the construction of the Maryborough – Gympie railway. The first two locomotives sent from Ipswich eventually went by punt up the Mary River to Antigua, so that ballasting of the newly built railway could be done to the north – towards Maryborough.

Avonside A No. 2, that began life as “Faugh-a-Ballagh”, was sent to Maryborough in 1879, but the tender of the locomotive could not be reunited until January of 1880.

Number 3 (Lady Bowen), arrived in Maryborough on 8 May 1880, and attracted a bit of attention from locals when it had to be taken by trolley up the street to the railway yards, from the Mary River wharves, as a line had not been completed. (The trolley did get bogged along the way - to the amusement of the locals).

13/04/2022

Travel with care

Today we launched phase two of our ‘Travel with Care’ campaign aimed at educating customers about travelling safely on our network.

Phase two has an increased focus on minding the gap when boarding and disembarking our trains. We're reminding customers to keep an eye on their children, avoid distractions and be ready to board or disembark your service.

Learn more 👉 qr.com.au/travelwithcare

13/04/2022

Today we launched phase two of our ‘Travel with Care’ campaign aimed at educating customers about travelling safely on our network.

Phase two has an increased focus on minding the gap when boarding and disembarking our trains. We're reminding customers to keep an eye on their children, avoid distractions and be ready to board or disembark your service.

Learn more 👉 qr.com.au/travelwithcare

12/04/2022

Hopping on the train over Easter? 🐰 On Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday train services will run to a Sunday timetable. Avoid uneggpected surprises and plan your journey in advance here 🥚👉 https://bit.ly/3hKL336

12/04/2022

Has the second week of school holidays got you searching for something interesting and fun to do? 🕵
Just a short walk from South Brisbane station is the Queensland Museum who have a range of activities for people of all ages! Perhaps you want to Eggsplore the Museum Family trail and decorate your own Easter Eggs, or maybe you want to channel your inner Einstein and conduct some experiments at the Science Bar? 🔬 No matter what you’re into we’ll help you get there! 🚊

10/04/2022

Say hi to Rebecca! 👋

Say hi to Rebecca! 👋

16 years ago Rebecca joined our team - now she says even if she won Lotto she still wouldn’t leave as that’s how much she loves her job! 🥰 Rebecca works out of our Rockhampton depot as an on-board customer service attendant and prides herself on ensuring our customers have the best journey possible. Thanks for all you do Rebecca! 🌟

08/04/2022

🚨 Major track closure – all lines affected 👷

To facilitate significant Cross River Rail works, there will be major track closures over the Easter period. Timetabled railbuses will operate from the first service on Good Friday 15 April until the last service on Easter Monday 18 April between Roma Street, Banoon, Cannon Hill, Ferny Grove, Northgate and Shorncliffe stations.

Track closures will continue to be in place from the first service on Tuesday 19 April until the last service on Friday 22 April between Roma Street, Park Road and Yeerongpilly stations.

For more information, go here 👉 https://bit.ly/3HNg5md

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your patience whilst these works are undertaken.

08/04/2022

👷 Weekend track closure – Ferny Grove line 🛠
🚍 Due to track works, timetabled railbuses will replace trains between Central and Ferny Grove this weekend from the first train on Saturday 9 until the last train on Sunday 10 April.
📱 To plan your journey, please see here 👉 https://bit.ly/3CYNb0W

07/04/2022

Keen to get the kids away from the screens this school holidays? 🧐

Roma Street Parklands are running their Kids Collective program with free activities for 5-12 years old’s. 🎨With interactive experiences ranging from hip hop dance workshops to clay sculpting, there's sure to be something for all interests. 🚈 Catch the train to Roma Street station and visit here to book: https://bit.ly/38pssrX

07/04/2022

Broncos supporters, are you watching the game from Suncorp Stadium on Friday night? 🏉 If you have an event ticket or a stadium membership card, you can travel for free to and from Suncorp Stadium. Free travel begins four hours before, and concludes four hours after the event. Go here to plan your journey https://bit.ly/3xak4Xy

If you’re going to watch the Roosters, our friends over at Sydney Trains might be able to look after you 😉

06/04/2022

- Is that a truck? Or a train? 🚂

In 1910, Queensland Railways experimented with the Renard Road Train, after being first demonstrated in Britain two years earlier. It comprised a 75 horsepower petrol engine, and hauled several carriages, equipped for road usage. Each trailing vehicle had six wheels, three axles, with power being connected from the engine to the central wheels of each wagon. The bodies for the carriages were built at the Ipswich Railway Workshops.

Unfortunately, the service life of the Road Train was fairly short, making its last runs around 1912. It suffered from regular mechanical breakdowns, and played havoc with the roads of south western Queensland, being used for a period between Texas, and Inglewood, and the Silver Spur Mine. Two others saw use in Queensland, one in Barcaldine, and the other around Chillagoe, for private companies.

05/04/2022

Meet Jaswinder! 👋

Jaswinder has been with us for 11 years and is currently a Group Station Master. 🚂 He prides himself on providing professional customer service and aims to positively impact our customers' lives through his interactions with them. Jaswinder loves motivating his team and ensuring they are completing their daily tasks safely. He ensures everyone knows their role and they feel empowered to make right choices. Outside of work you’ll find Jaswinder not only playing, but also coaching soccer. ⚽

Thanks for all you do Jaswinder, here’s to the next 11 years together! 🎉

Photos from Queensland Rail's post 04/04/2022

The Cannon Hill station upgrade is officially complete! 🎉🤩

Last Friday we held an event to celebrate the end of construction on the Cannon Hill station accessibility upgrade. The upgrade which commenced in July 2020 has delivered improved access for the community, including train customers using mobility aids, seniors and customers with prams or luggage.

We delivered a new pedestrian footbridge with lift access, raised platform sections for improved access at the assisted boarding points, extended platform shelters, upgraded hearing augmentation loops and new tactile ground surface indicators to assist people with hearing and vision impairments.

We thank the community for their patience and support while we worked to improve their station. 🥰

01/04/2022

We’re super excited to announce that we’re releasing a reality TV show with Netflix!!! 🥳🥳
We’ve been working on this for a long time and we can’t wait to show you more of our iconic train characters.
Keeping up with the Commuter will be streaming on 31st April 2022, you’d be a not to check it out. 😇

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Bruce & Skippy at Rothwell 🦘
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Meet Phil!
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Cannon Hill Station's Accessibility Upgrade 🏗
Harmony Week ✊
Rail Safety Orientation Day
Cross River Rail 🏗

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