Trains return to pre-Summer timetable

Translink has advised south east Queensland commuters train timetables would revert to the pre-Summer schedule come Monday.

Services had been reduced over the Summer break but the timetable of more frequent services would resume to coincide with school returning on 22 January.

While more services would be available than in recent weeks, the Courier Mail reported the timetable would not be operating at full capacity. Commuters have been dealing with a reduced service since October 2016, with more than 400 fewer services than a full timetable would allow.

A Department of Transport and Main Roads spokesperson said there would be 7,828 services a week, compared to the planned 8,290.

Queensland Rail chief executive Nick Easy said commuters were familiar with the timetable which would take effect on Monday and it was “reliably in operation.”

Commuters could head to the Translink website for more information.