From Monday 2 March, Queensland Rail will add an extra 32 weekly services to its South East Queensland (SEQ) timetable each week, in addition to five service extensions. On this date, Queensland’s newest trains – the New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) fleet – will also be deployed to the Sunshine Coast line for the first time.
We’ve reviewed our operations across SEQ and have identified an opportunity to deliver these service improvements, within our existing available resources. These changes will also reduce empty train running across the region by 1,460 kilometres per week – delivering extra services for our customers instead.
These improvements will deliver the largest number of weekly train services ever offered across SEQ and follows the introduction of 462 extra weekly services and 200,000 extra seats to our timetable in 2019.
|Monday to Friday|||||||||
|Springfield (Inbound)||Springfield Central||6:27am||Central||7:08am|
|Sunshine Coast* (Inbound)||Nambour||5:38am||Central||7:26am|
|Gold Coast (Outbound)||Central||2:44pm||Varsity Lakes||4:07pm|
|Early Saturday morning only|||||||||
|Springfield (Inbound)||Springfield Central||12:09am||Central||12:50am|
|Springfield (Inbound)||Springfield Central||12:39am||Central||1:20am|
*This service currently departs from Caboolture but will be extended to commence from Nambour from 2 March 2020, offering an additional morning peak service for customers at stations between Elimbah and Nambour.
To view your updated timetable or to plan your journey onboard these new services, you can view your new timetable online or use the
TransLink Journey Planner.
Extra morning peak service for Sunshine Coast Line
From 2 March, we’ll extend an existing Caboolture train, to have it start from Nambour at 5:38am. The train will arrive at Central station at 7:26am, providing an additional option for Sunshine Coast line commuters during the busy morning peak period.
Caboolture line customers can continue to board this service when it departs Caboolture station at 6:35am. Alternatively, existing services commencing from Caboolture are also available at 6:23am and 6:47am.
The altered service will stop all stations between Nambour and Petrie, then run express from Petrie to Bowen Hills, stopping only at Northgate and Eagle Junction.
Deployment of New Generation Rollingstock Fleet
From 2 March, Queensland’s newest trains – the New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) fleet – will be deployed to the Sunshine Coast line for the first time, to stations between Elimbah and Nambour. The fleet will operate more than 45 existing Sunshine Coast line services per week – replacing older train models – including the extended service departing Nambour station at 5:38am. The fleet will run on weekdays, not weekends.
To support the smooth rollout of the trains, Queensland Rail will increase its customer service presence at Glass House Mountains, Beerwah, Landsborough and Palmwoods stations. If customers require boarding assistance, we ask that they continue to wait at the assisted boarding point on the station platform and a member of the Queensland Rail team will assist.
The NGR fleet has now performed more than 140,000 services for customers across SEQ since its initial deployment in December 2017 and offers a more modern onboard experience including larger windows, high-backed seats for improved safety, a new colour scheme and seating, and digital LCD screens.