Are old drains to blame for flooding in Brisbane rail lines?
Are old drains to blame for flooding in Brisbane rail lines?

Brisbane rail flooding may be due to old drains

STONE drains 140 years old are being investigated as council joins a Queensland Rail investigation into recent flooding of Brisbane's inner-city rail lines.

Since November, rain has begun to block train lines at Bowen Hills, Fortitude Valley and Central stations, causing major cancellations of services.

Queensland Rail announced on Tuesday it had launched an independent investigation into why flooding has begun to occur at these inner-city train stations.

On Tuesday QR wrote to Brisbane City Council asking for help with the inquiry.

"Council is working with Queensland Rail to review stormwater drainage and hydrology plans for the Fortitude Valley catchment area," a council spokesman said.

More on this at Brisbane Times.


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