The long-awaited Redcliffe Peninsula line is finished, tested and ready to go. Work wrapped-up early on Friday morning after six days of disruption to commuters.

James Hurwood reports.

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The government’s excited, commuters should be too.

On Friday at Petrie station, the Acting Minister for Transport announced the new line was complete.

The system, including trains and signals, was thoroughly tested by over 120 workers.

That ends the disruption to trains running between Caboolture and Zillmere, buses had connected the two stations instead.

Yvette D’Ath, Acting Minster for Transport: “We’ve had very positive feedback from commuters and we really do thank them for their patience during that time.”

Normal service has now resumed on the Caboolture line, and Petrie station’s two brand new platforms are being put to use.

The station also has a new 100-space car park, along with ‘park and ride’ facilities.

However, those hoping to catch the train all the way in from Moreton Bay, will have to wait a little longer.

The railway link is set to open to the public on Tuesday October 4, provided everything goes smoothly.

The public holiday on the Monday will see the very first service depart, carrying 230 balloted passengers and 230 VIPs.

James Hurwood, QUT News.