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Rail pain before Moreton link opens

AAP logoAAP 10/08/2016

A long-awaited Queensland rail project is getting back on track after potentially dangerous signalling issues were finally resolved.

However an opening date is yet to be set for the Moreton Bay Rail Link and commuters on one of Brisbane's busiest lines will have to endure six days of chaos before it does.

The final step of linking the project's signalling system with the existing rail network will begin after Transport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe was advised that signalling concerns had been resolved.

Mr Hinchliffe had ordered the rail link, worth nearly $1 billion, to be delayed in May after it became apparent a serious signalling flaw could have caused train crashes.

It had been due to open in mid-2016.

It will not open until after the new signalling system is connected to the existing network and tested.

This work will force the closure of the 12 stations between Caboolture and Zilmere from 9pm on September 16 until 2am on September 23.

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