REDLANDS MP Kim Richards said she would continue to lobby for public transport infrastructure improvements but welcomed the roll-out of New Generation Rollingstock trains to Cleveland line services.
Ms Richards said the roll-out to Cleveland from Monday, February 4 followed the upgrade of 36 weekly three-carriage services to six-carriage configurations which doubled seats to more than 7500 extra every week on key services in the region.
“By progressively adding NGR trains and additional carriages, the number of three-car sets on the network at peak times is down by more than two thirds, which means more capacity and better efficiency for passengers,” Ms Richards said.
She said it was a welcome addition to public transport infrastructure for the Redlands.
“...But there is always more to be done and I make no apology for continuing to lobby for further improvements that will benefit our community,” she said.
Capalaba MP Don Brown said the addition of the NGR trains to Cleveland line services on Monday followed rigorous testing and safety assessments.
“The new additions to the Cleveland line mean there are now 43 NGR trains on-track and delivering on the Palaszczuk government’s pledge to build extra passenger capacity across the south-east Queensland network,” Mr Brown said.
Lytton MP Joan Pease said the Palaszczuk government would also boost station staff at most stations on the Cleveland line for NGR services.
“We’re boosting our customer service presence at most stations on the Cleveland line to ensure Bayside passengers needing assistance to board trains get the help they need with the dignity they deserve,” Ms Pease said.
“The Palaszczuk government’s commitment to helping Cleveland line passengers who need assistance to board the new NGR trains starts with the first train of the day until the last.
“It’s a great customer service outcome for all rail users.”
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