No Gympie train line at weekend
COMMUTERS have been warned to prepare for extra travel time on the Gympie to Caboolture train line this weekend.
Those using the line are advised to allow an extra 30 minutes to travel on the Caboolture and Sunshine Coast train lines.
TransLink spokesman Andrew Berkman said train services between Petrie and Caboolture train stations would be replaced by buses from the first train until 9pm on Saturday (May 8) and from 9am to 9pm on Sunday (May 9).
He said buses would also replace trains between Petrie and Gympie North train stations from 9pm Saturday (May 8) to 9am Sunday (May 9) and again on Sunday (May 9) from 9pm until the last train.
Normal train services will resume on both lines from the first early-morning services on Monday.
"Buses will convey passengers between Petrie and Caboolture stations and Petrie and Gympie North stations during the closures,” Mr Berkman said.
"Connecting trains to Brisbane will depart from Petrie train station.”
The track closure will allow QR to replace points at Petrie that switches trains from one track to another, overhead power lines and signalling maintenance between Caboolture and Beerburrum, and track works between Dakabin and Caboolture train stations.
Passengers for the Brisbane Lions-Fremantle Dockers clash at the Gabba on Saturday night and the Davis Cup tie between Australia and Japan at the Queensland Tennis Centre in Tennyson should take these closures into consideration when planning their journey.
For more information, commuters can visit www.translink.com.au or phone 13 12 30, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Buses will convey passengers between Petrie and Caboolture stations and Petrie and Gympie North stations during the closures.