Christmas bonus derails

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Queensland Rail (QR) bosses will not get $11 million worth of Christmas bonuses this year because not enough trains arrived on time.

Queensland Transport Minister Scott Emerson isn't signing off on the budget bonuses for last financial year, because peak hour on-time arrivals dropped to 90 per cent in the last three months of the previous Labor government.

That's the lowest level in almost three years.

"Their performance wasn't up to standard, it wasn't up to what the community expected," Mr Emerson told ABC radio.

"I put the challenge out to Queensland Rail, improve your reliability."

Mr Emerson said the LNP government improved on-time arrivals from July to September, bringing that figure up to 94 per cent.

The minister said bonuses will only be paid when QR has made significant improvements in meeting passengers' expectations.

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