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TRAVEL & LEISURE

Buses Will Replace Trains on Every Line Through the Brisbane CBD Over the Easter Long Weekend

If you're travelling across the city over the break, take note.
By Sarah Ward
March 20, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
March 20, 2021
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Brisbanites, if catching a train is on your agenda between Friday, April 2–Monday, April 5, you might want to rethink your travel plans. Translink has announced that track work will take place over Easter, with a number of stations closing as a result. Buses will replace rail services in the affected areas.

The closures kick off from the first service on Friday, April 2 and run through until the last service on Monday, April 5 — and a sizeable number of stations will be impacted. In the CBD, everything from Roma Street to Northgate will close, having an effect on every line. So prepare to hop off the train at either spot, then jump on a bus to complete your journey.

Additional stations will be out of bounds, too, but it depends on the line. The Beenleigh and Gold Coast lines will be shut from Roma Street to Coopers Plains, and the Cleveland line from Roma Street to Lindum. The Doomben and Ferny Grove lines won't operate at all — and the Airtrain won't run either.

On Tuesday, April 6–Wednesday, April 7, the Beenleigh and Gold Coast lines will still be affected from Roma Street to Yeerongpilly. Gold Coast trains will run express from Roma Street to Altandi over the two days, departing five minutes earlier than usual. Both routes will return to normal on Thursday, April 8.

The works involve general maintenance across the lines, upgrade works and works for the Cross River Rail project.

If you're thinking that this'll add some time to your journey, you're absolutely right. Travellers should factor extra time into their trips.

For more information, and to check train and bus timetables, visit the TransLink website. 

Published on March 20, 2021 by Sarah Ward

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