Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ferny Grove to Michelton Rail Closure over Easter Long Weekend

Translink has posted a notice that trains will not be running from the 21st to the 26th of April between Michelton and Ferny Grove. This period covers the entire Easter Long weekend as well as Easter Thursday beforehand. Buses will be working the route but the notice advises that commuters should expect up to half hour delays.

Queensland Rail will be using the closure to perform track maintenance and rail upgrades along the route.

LNP candidates for Ferny Grove, Everton, Pine Rivers

The Westerner has a brief article about the three LNP candidates that will contest the seats of Ferny Grove, Everton and Pine Rivers in the next State election. Lacking any real information aside from the usual political quips, the article nevertheless represents a high point in the visibility of candidates Dale Shuttleworth, Tim Mander and Seath Holswich.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Local Skating Photography - Nice

Ferny Love.I found a great set of local skating photos by Mitch Ward on Flickr which I thought I would let people know about. The photos (mostly taken at the skate park on Samford Road) are between four months and two years old, but are definitely worth a look.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Arbor Street Rail Crossing to be Closed this weekend

Translink mentions on their website that the Arbor Street rail crossing will be closed the entire upcoming weekend, from Friday March 18th at 8pm to 5am on Monday 21st. The road will likely be closed for work required to divert the rail tracks to the temporary platform that is emerging at the Ferny Grove railway station. The closure will affect bus routes 397 and 398.

Electricity Substation Upgrades to improve Local Supply

Separate to a previous story about a new substation on Samford Road, Energex is upgrading an existing substation on Callan Street, Keperra, reports iStockAnalyst. The upgrade will improve the supply and reliability of electrical supply to surrounding suburbs, including Ferny Grove, Ferny Hills and Arana Hills. The work will be completed in 2012.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Ferny Grove Tavern Disappears

Over the course of a few days last week the Ferny Grove Tavern was demolished. Without the structures present it is possible to appreciate how much land it was sitting on. The land has already been opened up to temporary car parking for the train station, easing the strain placed on commuter parking by the Ferny Grove Rail Upgrade construction office and temporary platform sites.