Bridge Strike Causes Major Delays for Corinda Rail and Bus Commuters

Corinda Bridge Strike
Photo Credit: Queensland Rail

A truck collision with a rail bridge in Corinda has resulted in significant disruptions and delays for South East Queensland rail and bus commuters during peak hours.

The incident occurred just before 7 a.m. on Monday, the 3rd of June 2024, when a truck struck the rail bridge at Allan Terrace in Corinda. The collision caused substantial damage to the rail infrastructure, leading to the partial closure of the bridge until repairs are completed.

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Services on the Ipswich and Springfield lines were severely affected, with delays of up to 60 minutes in both directions and multiple service cancellations. Residual delays of 30 minutes continue to impact commuters.

Rail replacement buses have been deployed between Darra and Corinda in both directions, while a train shuttle operates between Darra and Springfield Central to assist passengers.

Queensland Rail Executive Officer Nev Conway emphasised that such incidents cause significant damage to rail infrastructure and inconvenience customers. He urged drivers to know their vehicle heights, plan routes carefully, and adhere to road signs and signals. 

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Conway also warned that motorists who damage rail infrastructure could face fines of $1,238 and four demerit points, or up to $12,384 in damages if the matter goes to court.

Published 6-June-2024