Minor rail delays while network is assessed after earthquake
  • Thursday 30 July 2015
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1.20pm Some train passengers are experiencing minor delays of up to one hour while Queensland Rail undertakes a full safety assessment of the network following this morning’s earthquake.

The 5.2 magnitude earthquake occurred approximately 150km east of Fraser Island, Queensland just before 10am.

Sunshine Coast Council Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) Coordinator John Gallina said there had been no damage reported across the rail network and the expert assessment was expected to be completed by 3pm.

“All services are expected to be back on schedule this afternoon and it is not anticipated that peak services will be affected,” Mr Gallina said.

“It is essential this assessment is completed for the safety of all users and staff and Queensland Rail has thanked passengers for their understanding and patience while this important work is completed.

“Queensland Transport is also undertaking a full check of the South East Queensland network and at this stage all road networks are undamaged.

“Commuters are safe to travel as per their normal routes.

“Sunshine Coast Airport also reports no disruption to its services.”

Mr Gallina said there continued to be no threat of tsunami in relation to this event and  there were no other reports of damage or injury.

Sunshine Coast LDMG moved into alert status as at 10.15am in response to the earthquake.

The tremor could be felt as wide as Bundaberg and the Sunshine Coast.

“SCC LDMG remains at alert status until all reports are clear of any issues or consequence from this tremor,” he said.