Better Public Transport Plan
Deliver the Sunshine Coast Rail Duplication
Work with BCC to build the Brisbane Metro
Fix Queensland’s train timetable
It’s time to get on and finally deliver the Sunshine Coast Rail Duplication. The LNP is the only party that will ensure this project is fully delivered.
The LNP will finalise the business case for Stage 2, in consultation with the local community, to ensure the full duplication is delivered.
The full upgrade will provide more than 150 extra weekly services, improve transport reliability for Sunshine Coast residents and take congestion pressure off the Bruce Highway between the coast and Caboolture.
Brisbane Metro solves a transport bottleneck that has been at capacity since 2008 and will reduce congestion that currently chokes Brisbane streets. Brisbane Metro will provide high-frequency services as often as every 90 seconds between Roma Street and Mater Hill and will boost busway capacity by up to 22,000 passengers per hour.
If elected, the LNP will contribute state government land at South Brisbane to ensure this vital public transport project is delivered. The LNP’s commitment plans for the future and enables Brisbane commuters to benefit from more frequent public transport services.
The LNP will also develop new integrated transport plans to ensure there is a plan for further expansions to Brisbane Metro and other public transport projects. This is an important public transport project that will ease congestion in Brisbane.
Labor’s endless rail fail is costing commuters time and money. It’s not good enough. After five years of Labor, commuters have no confidence that the Palaszczuk Government can fix the trains. Fixing Labor’s rail fail will restore public confidence in our rail network.
The LNP will fix Queensland’s train system by recruiting more train drivers, training them faster and getting more services on the tracks.
We will fast-track the sectorisation of train crew, allowing trainee drivers and guards to get to work on particular corridors sooner. This means train crews will be trained on particular lines and routes instead of having to be trained across the whole network. Under Labor, it takes up to 13 months to train a driver.