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An Inquiry into Queensland Rail’s train crewing practices

On 4 October 2016, the Redcliffe Peninsula Line opened. In the days following, a number of delays and cancellations were experienced across the rail network. The issue peaked on 21 October 2016, resulting in the cancellation of 167 Citytrain services.

The Queensland Rail train crewing practices Commission of Inquiry was established to investigate the circumstances leading up to and associated with the disruptions to the Citytrain timetable, and assess and report on Queensland Rail’s recovery plan.

Mr Phillip Strachan was appointed as Commissioner and the final report was submitted to the Premier on 31 January 2017.

Release of Inquiry’s report

Queensland Cabinet considered the Inquiry’s report at its meeting on 6 February 2017, and approved the public release of the report.

Cabinet also approved the Government’s response (PDF, 108Kb) to the report.

On 8 March 2017, the Queensland Government released Fixing the trains: a high-level implementation plan to transform rail in Queensland (PDF, 8Mb).

The Citytrain Response Unit will report quarterly on the progress of the implementation of the transformation program.

Last updated:
8 March, 2017
Last reviewed:
8 March, 2017