“We have been burned before with costly transport failures in SEQ. We do not have faith anymore unless we know the real facts.
“Government and its agencies cannot be trusted on past form.”
Transport Minister Mark Bailey said commuters would know about the changes well in advance of Cross River Rail’s opening, but hinted the details were still being worked out.
“It’s three years, more than three years, until we actually open the Cross River Rail project, so there’s plenty of time yet,” he said.
“We are working very, very hard on the operational plan.”
But Bailey said there was “no doubt” there would be major changes to the current train line system.
“With a whole new rail line, we’ll need to adjust the system,” he said.
“… It will be released well within a lot of time, a lot of scope, before we open the system, so Robert will have a really happy day when we announce that, I know.”
Bailey said the government wanted to give commuters as much notice as possible so they could adjust their travel plans.
Cross River Rail promises to deliver an extra 18,000 seats on Brisbane trains, take 14,000 drivers off the roads, cut travel time on existing south-east Queensland train lines and create more than 7700 jobs.
The $ 5.4 billion project includes a 10.2-kilometer stretch of rail track, 5.9 kilometers of the underground.
There will be four new underground stations and upgrades to eight existing train stations. Three new stations will be built on the Gold Coast to improve the intercity connection.