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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 has been established to investigate the circumstances leading up to and associated with the disruptions to the Citytrain timetable, and to assess and report on Queensland Rail’s recovery plan.

Mr Phillip Strachan has been appointed as Commissioner and will provide a written report with recommendations to the Premier, with the final report of the Commission to be delivered to the government on 31 January 2017.

The Inquiry is not seeking submissions from the public.

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.
Last updated:
6 February, 2017
Last reviewed:
2 December, 2016