After four decades in service, it's time to farewell the state's first electric train, 'EMU01', as it takes to the tracks for the very last time this Sunday (11 August).
To mark its retirement, Queensland Rail is hosting special services from 9-11 August, in which EMU01 will embark on journeys across the South East Queensland network for a final time.
EMU01 made its debut in 1979. Many Queenslanders will still remember the day, on 4 September 1979, when the state's first electric train made its debut at Roma Street station, as testing of the newly electrified track commenced.
Following months of testing and a special weekend of festivities, the EMU trains went on to commence timetabled services for the very first time on 19 November 1979, with EMU01 embarking on Queensland's first timetabled electric train journey, from Ferny Grove station through to Darra.
On Sunday, 11 August 2019, EMU01, paired with EMU04, will re-enact its first timetabled passenger journey from 1979, travelling from Ferny Grove to Darra station.
Queensland Rail customers and members of the public are invited to come along to a farewell event at Ferny Grove station to celebrate EMU01's final day in service.
The event will start at 9.30am, with EMU01, paired with EMU04, to arrive at the station at 9.36am and be on display on Platform 2, prior to departing Ferny Grove at 10.17am, stopping all stations to Darra.
Customers wanting to travel on board EMU01’s special services must hold a valid paper ticket or go card.
Farewell Tour timetable
Friday 9 August||8.35am – 10.30pm||EKKA loop services|
Saturday 10 August||8:37am||Roma Street to Caboolture|
|||10:15am||Caboolture to Central|
|||11:26am||Central to Ipswich|
|||12:50pm||Ipswich to Central|
|||1:49pm||Central to Shorncliffe|
|||2:33pm||Shorncliffe to Central|
|||3:11pm||Central to Cleveland|
|||4:27pm||Cleveland to Bowen Hills|
Sunday 11 August||9.30am||Farewell event at Ferny Grove station|
|||10:19am||Ferny Grove to Darra|
|||11:46am||Darra to Ferny Grove|
|||1:12pm||Ferny Grove to Central|
|||1.44pm||Central to Robina|
|||4:52pm||Varsity Lakes to Bowen Hills|
View the station by station timetables below:
Farewell tour timetable: Saturday (PDF, 162KB)
Farewell tour timetable: Sunday (PDF, 151KB)