Buses and trains nearly back to normal but flooding leaves ferries suspended

Mr Dick said the economic impact was lower than previous weather events as the resource industry was not badly affected this time around.

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said resuming a full bus schedule on Tuesday was a “huge step forward”.

“Our city’s transport network is heavily dependent on the bus network, so how our fleet of 1,200 buses will operate will make a huge difference,” he said.

“Residual flooding on the road has caused numerous road closures across Brisbane, making conditions incredibly dangerous for bus drivers and commuters.

“We gradually restored services where the roads allowed.

“Now that the majority of our roads are clear, schools are open again and workers are returning to the office, we can return to our regular schedule of weekday services.”

Other rail services were already operating on Monday, including the Shorncliffe and Cleveland lines which suffered washouts and sinkholes due to intense rain.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said peak services for trains arriving every 15 minutes on the network had returned to normal, but some sections of track were still being repaired.

“It was a big push over the weekend to get the track, signage and stations certified safe, so I thank customers for their continued patience,” he said.

“Teams are working quickly to repair the damage at Holmview and on the Rosewood line, to ensure we can return to a full schedule as soon as possible.

“Gold Coast services will now terminate at Beenleigh station, with an express bus in service between Beenleigh and Kuraby stations to connect customers to the wider network.

“We will also be introducing a shuttle between Ipswich and Rosewood stations while repairs continue.”

Mr Bailey said ferry services would remain suspended as the debris was cleared and repairs to the ferry terminal continued.

He said train services would operate on an off-peak Saturday schedule with some temporary station access changes in place.

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