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Australia Brisbane trains delayed up to two hours

03:10  22 october  2019
03:10  22 october  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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Train services in south-east Queensland are being delayed up to two hours as a signal fault throws the network into chaos.

Trains are suspended in both directions on the Airport and Doomben Lines with warnings of two-hour delays.

Translink said alternative transportation is being organised.

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On all other lines, including Caboolture, Ferny Grove, Redcliffe, Shorncliffe, Beenleigh, Cleveland, Ipswich and Sunshine Coast, trains are delayed up to an hour.

Translink said the delays are being caused by a signalling fault at Eagle Junction on Brisbane's north.

It said technicians are on site.

Commuters voiced their frustration on social media.

"My first day back at work in Brisbane after a two week holiday in Japan and there's train delays across the city," tweeted Elly.

Others were furious after arriving at work up to an hour late.

"I start work at 10:00am, it usually takes an hour and a half to get there and with these delays I'll be an hour late," Sera Terare said.

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"We're really sorry for the impacts to our services," she said.

"Around about 5:00am we experienced a signalling issue affecting the suburban lines through Eagle Junction. We very quickly had our teams on site to investigate and the issue self-recovered, but then we began to experience additional issues at around about 5.45am.

"We've had the teams on site and they've been working through the issues since then, however we've not been able to fully recover the problem with the signalling system.

"At the moment we have delays of about 60 minutes on most lines.

"We'll also be looking to shutdown services in Eagle Junction area to allow the engineers back on the track to try and see if we can get this issue fully resolved."

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