The Queensland government has announced that the new 12.6km Moreton Bay Rail will be opening 3rd October (open day) and the full service start will be 4th October! Residents are encouraged to attend the open day to familiarise themselves with the new stations, the line and 12.3km shared pathway.
“The Moreton Bay Rail project has been more than a century in the making, and I’m pleased to join both the State and Federal governments in announcing what is an historic occasion for the Moreton Bay Region and its more than 425,000 residents,” Mayor Sutherland said.
“Today’s announcement means that more than 34 per cent of the region’s residents will, for the first time ever, be connected to a fast, reliable rail line that will link suburbs like Kippa-Ring, Mango Hill and Kallangur to South East Queensland’s public transport network”.
“It means local residents will have access to more than 650 train services between Kippa-Ring and Brisbane each week, with trains every six to 12 minutes during morning and afternoon peak periods.
“Not only that, a new look schedule will also come into effect providing commuters with more buses and more services to connect them with employment opportunities, schools, community facilities and shopping centres.
“I’m told there will be a free train service travelling between Kippa-Ring and Petrie on the day that will stop at all six new stations, and that each station will feature information booths for residents as well as food stalls and live entertainment”.
“It’s an opportunity for residents to become familiar with their local public transport options and will demonstrate the additional opportunities residents will now have to travel throughout our region.
“To see the Moreton Bay Rail transform from an idea put forward more than 100 years ago to a fully-fledged 12.6km rail line demonstrates the commitment all three levels of government have to the Moreton Bay Region and to creating even more economic, educational and lifestyle opportunities.”