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Qld's Moreton Bay rail to open in October

AAP logoAAP 31/08/2016 Jamie McKinnell

Queensland's Moreton Bay Rail Link will open on October 4, transport minister Stirling Hinchliffe has announced.

The near-$1 billion project was due to open in mid-2016 and has previously been delayed by signalling faults that could have caused train crashes.

But Mr Hinchliffe on Wednesday told parliament an open day would be held on the Monday before the project's official opening to commuters.

"I can reassure the community that the project is powering full steam ahead and in 34 days locals in the region will be able to hop on a train from one of the six new stations in their backyard," he said.

Mr Hinchliffe said the Moreton Bay Rail Link had been first talked about in the late 19th century.

"It's not hyperbole to describe the MBRL as a once-in-a-generation project," he said.

"The new line has been well over 100 years in the making and will transform communities along the 12.6km corridor."

Passenger rail services along the MBRL will also signal the beginning of a new bus timetable, with services every six to 12 minutes in morning and afternoon peak periods.

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