Major Safety Concerns – Opening of Moreton Bay Rail Link delayed indefinitely!0
During Rail testing a significant flaw was detected with the signalling system.
“This testing has determined the signalling system currently installed for the Moreton Bay Rail Link does not meet the operational and safety standards found across the rest of the network,” The Minister for Transport, Stirling Hinchliffe said.
“Queensland Rail’s position is the signalling is not adequate to service a junction as critical as Petrie.”
He has also said that the testing found that trains on the line could effectively run a “red light” and there was a lack of sufficient stopping distance.
“The rail line will not be commissioned until Queensland Rail assesses it as entirely safe and fit for our entire peak and non-peak services,” he said.
Hopes of a pre Brisbane Ekka opening now seem out of the question as we wait to hear more.