Queensland Rail's number one priority is safety. We want everyone in the community to go home safely, including our train drivers and customers, which is why it's incredibly important for members of the community to only cross where it's safe to do so. While most of the community does the right thing, even one safety incident on our network is one too many.
From mid-2020, the Maryborough community will notice more trains using the rail line between Maryborough West and the Downer facility off Kent Street.
Queensland Rail calls on the local community to watch out for trains, particularly through Queens Park, through the town centre and alongside the Marina.
Why are there more trains?
Downer Maryborough is carrying out modifications and services on some of Queensland's trains. While these works are a great economic opportunity for Maryborough, it means more trains will use the tracks through the city, and Queensland Rail is encouraging the community to be safe around trains.
What to look out for in Maryborough
You will notice more trains using the rail line between Maryborough West and the Downer facility off Kent Street in Maryborough from mid-2020, including through Queens Park, through the town centre past the memorial bowls club and Woolworths, and alongside the Marina.
Trains will be shunted (pushed or pulled) from Maryborough West station to Downer's rail yard at a slow, trains cannot stop quickly, and we are urging the community to look for trains before crossing the tracks.
Stop, Look, Listen
Rail safety is everyone's responsibility. To stay safe around trains:
- stop, look in both directions and listen before crossing train tracks
- only cross at designated crossings
- pay attention to warning signs and signals
- never enter a crossing if the red lights are flashing or solid, or the alarms are sounding
- always look for additional trains
- avoid distractions when you are crossing - such as headphones and mobile phones.
To report unsafe behaviour
Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Those caught trespassing on the rail network can incur a fine of $261.
For more information
For more information, or to request rail safety education materials for your school, business or community group to remind the community of the importance of taking care around the train network, please call Queensland Rail's customer feedback team on 13 16 17 (business hours) or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit QueenslandRail.com.au