430 extra weekly train services and 200,000 seats for South East Queensland

From 29 July 2019, Queensland Rail will introduce an extra 430 weekly train services across the South East Queensland (SEQ) network.

We'll also upgrade 59 existing services from three-carriages to six-carriages, providing a total 200,000 extra seats each week.

Of the 430 extra weekly services, 85 of these will run in peak times when the majority of customers are travelling and 142 will run on a Friday to deliver a consistent timetable Monday to Friday.

Further details of these changes are available below, or you can plan your travel using the TransLink Journey Planner. ​

Benefits across SEQ from 29 July:

  • 85 extra weekly peak services, adding to the 32 weekly peak services introduced in May
  • 142 extra services each Friday, to provide a consistent timetable Monday to Friday
  • More consistent stopping patterns and departure times
  • 59 three-carriage upgrades, building upon 193 three-carriage upgrades introduced in December
  • 200,000 extra weekly seats to improve customer comfort.


Queensland Rail has been working hard behind the scenes to introduce these improvements for our customers, sustainably and reliably.

These improvements have been underpinned by the largest driver recruitment and training campaign in Queensland Rail's history which has seen 172 drivers and 292 guards introduced to the network since October 2016 (as at 16 June), with more currently in training.

The changes from 29 July 2019 will restore services to October 2016 levels, reinstating the most timetabled services in SEQ's history.

Find out more​

To find out more information or pick up a copy of your pocket timetable, see Queensland Rail staff at the following locations and times.

Monday 22 July 3pm – 6pmCentral
Roma Street
Tuesday 23 July 3pm – 6pm Fortitude Valley
Wednesday 24 July 6am – 9amCentral
Roma Street
Thursday 25 July 6am – 9amSouth Brisbane


If you're unable to make it to these locations, please see below for more information, visit Queensland Rail's social media channels, or call 13 12 30 anytime.

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