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Thirteen faults in one day: Spike in train cancellations raises questions

A string of cancelled or delayed trains across Brisbane’s rail network has prompted questions about the possible causes, but Queensland Rail says “train faults” are not becoming more frequent.

On Monday there were 13 reported cancellations or delays attributed by TransLink to “train faults”, with rail lobbyists questioning why so many occurred in just one day.

Queensland Rail says they have not recorded a rise in train faults.

Queensland Rail says they have not recorded a rise in train faults.Credit:Michelle Smith

Public transport lobby group Rail Back On Track spokesman Robert Dow said the faults appeared to be occurring across the entire rail network, across both new generation rollingstock and older trains still in operation.

“There are enough problems for the rail operator, and passengers, having to cope with bridge strikes, overhead power failures, signalling failures, police incidents etc without having to worry about the increasing number of services cancelled or delayed due to ‘train faults’,” Mr Dow said.

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