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Traffic Pain As 90 Minute Rail Delays Hits Commuters

It may be the first day of school holidays, but that doesn't mean a better run for commuters heading into Brisbane from the northern suburbs.

Traffic is already beginning to feel the impact of the forced track closure between Zilmere and Caboolture train stations.

After commuters were warned last week of delays of up to 90 minutes, it seems many have taken to the road instead this morning.

The Bruce Highway southbound from North Lakes, the Gateway Motorway southbound through Deagon and Boondall and Gympie Road southbound from Linkfield Road to Beams Road are all experiencing heavy traffic.

The closure kicked off Friday night and will continue to the last service this Thursday as the final signal testing is completed for the new Redcliffe Peninsula line.

Previously dubbed the Moreton Bay Rail Link, the new line is expected to finally open this October 4 after signalling concerns saw the mid-2016 launch date pushed back.

The opening will allow commuters to catch a train from new stations at Kallangur, Murrumba Downs, Mango Hill, Mango Hill East, Rothwell and Kippa-Ring.

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