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All aboard the Santa Express!

Queensland Rail A/ Chief Customer Officer Max Kruse said children were invited to hop on the special Santa Express to sing Christmas carols, receive candy canes and have their photo taken with the man himself.

“Santa is a very busy man, but he’s made a special exception to join us on the Santa Express which will travel across the South East Queensland rail network next week,” Mr Kruse said.

“We are delighted Santa can join us again this year in spreading the Christmas cheer this festive season from Caboolture to Rosewood, Varsity Lakes to Cleveland, and everywhere in between.

“The Santa Express will stop at all stations so every child will have the opportunity to come along and join in the festivities.”

An instant photo with Santa is available to all children for a gold coin donation to support charities which assist in the elimination of domestic violence.


Customers who want to get on board the special services only need to hold a valid paper ticket or go card as normal fares apply.

The Santa Express is an additional service and will not cause disruptions to the regular City network timetable.

Santa will be stopping at all stations on the following lines:

Monday 12 December: Beenleigh and Ferny Grove lines

  Depart Bowen Hills 9:50am, arrive Beenleigh 11:01am
  Depart Beenleigh 11:25am, arrive Roma Street 12:20pm
  Depart Roma Street 1:10pm, arrive Ferny Grove 1:41pm
  Depart Ferny Grove 1:52pm, arrive Roma Street 2:27pm

Tuesday 13 December: Caboolture and Doomben lines

  Depart Roma Street 9:42am, arrive Caboolture 10:50am
  Depart Caboolture 11:03am, arrive Nambour 12:07pm
  Depart Nambour 12:38pm, arrive Caboolture 1:38pm – the train then runs express to Petrie.
  Arrive Petrie 1:54pm - the train then runs express to Northgate.
  Arrive and depart Northgate 2:16pm, arrive Roma Street 2:41pm

Wednesday 14 December: Shorncliffe and Cleveland lines

  Depart Roma Street 9:39am, arrive Shorncliffe 10:18am
  Depart Shorncliffe 10:45am, arrive Roma Street 11:30am
  Depart South Brisbane 12:44pm, arrive Cleveland 1:33pm
  Depart Cleveland 1:41pm, arrive Bowen Hills 2:50pm

Thursday 15 December: Gold Coast and Doomben lines

  Depart Bowen Hills 9:20am, arrive Varsity Lakes 11:31am
  Depart Robina 1:04pm, arrive Bowen Hills 2:40pm
  Depart Bowen Hills 2:41pm, arrive Doomben 2:56pm
  Depart Doomben 3:28pm, arrive Roma Street 3:52pm

Friday 16 December: Ipswich, Rosewood and Richlands lines

  Depart Bowen Hills 9:41am, arrive Rosewood 11:06am
  Depart Rosewood 11:17am, arrive Bowen Hills 12:49pm
  Depart Bowen Hills 2:14pm, arrive Richlands 2:52pm
  Depart Richlands 3:00pm, arrive Bowen Hills 3:38pm


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