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TRAVEL & LEISURE

Buses Will Replace Trains on Every Line Through Brisbane's CBD Over the Christmas Long Weekend

If you're travelling across the city over the festive period, take note.
By Sarah Ward
December 16, 2020
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By Sarah Ward
December 16, 2020
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Brisbanites, if catching a train is on your agenda between December 25–27, you might want to rethink your travel plans. Translink has announced that track work will take place over Christmas, 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, December 25 and run through until the last service on Sunday, December 27 — 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 line will be shut from Roma Street to Moorooka, the Cleveland line from Roma Street to Lindum, and the Doomben and Ferny Grove lines won't operate. As for the Airtrain, it'll operate to Eagle Junction — and Gold Coast services will run express from Roma Street to Altandi.

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 December 16, 2020 by Sarah Ward

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