When I visited the arrival of the first train at Acacia Ridge last Sunday, the unloading process appeared to be pretty seamless, with no truck traffic through the terminal. It remains to be seen how the Monday departure process was achieved with traffic moving about. However, the train arrivals & departures don't appear to interfere. There should be plenty of room on other roads to unload & shunt.
Trains into ACR Sunday: Trains out of ACR on Monday:
NT31 0435 (XPT passing) NT32 0613 (XPT passing)
7MB4 0546 2BT8 1215 (Great Southern)
7SB1 0800 2BM4 1920
1TB8 1816 (Great Southern) 2BW4 2150
Maybe Journey Beyond will continue to use Acacia Ridge next year, depending on customer survey outcomes. The Hole Under The River project is going to be a long one, and I can't imagine 200 odd passengers being let loose at Roma St while it is still a
The XPT still uses Platform 3 but its only there for an hour or so with less than a hundred passengers.
The Southern Spirit fitted into Roma St but it was only 13 vehicles including locos.