Train with pollies aboard cops 30-minute delay

Nat Bromhead

THE train to Brisbane carrying politicians travelling with Sunshine Coast Daily journalist Kathy Sundstrom was hit by a delay this morning.

Politicians were invited to take the journey to get a taste of what the life of a Sunshine Coast commuter is like.

One MP and three local candidates were on board and they were inundated with commuters wanting to talk about the need for an express service and the pressures the high fares place on regular travellers.

Glass House MP Andrew Powell, LNP candidate for Fisher Mal Brough and the Greens and LNP candidates for the federal seat of Fairfax, Dr Jim McDonald and Ted O'Brien, were on the train.

The trip was hit with a forcast delay of at least 30 minutes after a boom gate was damaged.

At 7.04am Translink posted an online bulletin saying trains had been suspended between Bald Hills and Carseldine stations due to a vehicle striking the boom gate arm at the Telegraph Rd crossing. 

For tweeter Adrian Randall it was an opportunity too good to miss.

"Wonder how our local members like them apples? Welcome to my world of 8 years and counting gents," he tweeted.

You can follow the the conversation about Sunshine Coast train service issues on twitter hashtag #sctrains.

Topics:  politicians, sunshine coast trains, trains, translink



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