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Commuters will have free train rides on Mondays


South East Queensland commuters will have free train rides on four consecutive Mondays starting next week. The initiative is part of an acknowledgment to customers for their loyalty as Queensland Rail worked to restore services earlier this year, said the government.

According to TransLink, on these days, passengers do not need to touch on or off with their go cards or buy a paper ticket, simply walk through the open fare gates. The affected services are:

. Airport Line 
. Gold Coast Line
. Beenleigh Line
. Caboolture Line
. Ipswich/Rosewood Line
. Springfield Line
. Cleveland Line
. Doomben Line
. Ferny Grove Line
. Shorncliffe Line
. Sunshine Coast Line
. Redcliffe Peninsula Line

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the free travel days are a well-deserved opportunity for loyal rail customers to put the money they save towards something special for Christmas. “If you don’t usually catch the train, then these free travel days will be a perfect opportunity to give it a try and ride the Citytrain network.”

The bonuses for senior managers at Queensland Rail, which were set aside for these professionals, are going to be used to cover the cost of the free travel.

Mr Bailey also made compliments to the personnel behind the 12-months-work to improve the rail services. “The restoration of 462 weekly services and the addition of 200,000 more seats on the network for customers, as well as the re-opening the flood-damaged Mount Isa line in 12 weeks, were all achievements QR’s workers should be proud of too.”

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