FREE public transport and increased services on New Year’s Eve are set to kick off the celebrations for Gold Coast residents and visitors.
All public transport services on the Gold Coast network will be free from 9pm on New Year’s Eve through until 5.30am on New Year’s Day 2015.
“We’ve got loads of bus services to cater for New Year’s crowd, as well as 96 extra tram services and 17 additional trains on the Gold Coast line,” TransLink spokesperson Gemma Rivers said.
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Trams will run continuously throughout the night, operating every 7.5 minutes from 7pm on Wednesday (31 December, 2014) until 2am on New Year’s Day (1 January, 2015), and then every 15 minutes until 7am.
Three secure taxi ranks will operate on the Gold Coast from central locations, including Cavill Avenue, Oasis Precinct and Coolangatta, along with a flatfare rank on Cavill Avenue.
Extra Customer Service Officers and Security Officers will also be out helping customers with all their travel queries.
Ms Rivers said customers are encouraged to plan their public transport travel on New Year’s Day (1 January, 2015) as some services on the Gold Coast would run to Sunday timetables.
“Trams will operate as per the normal weekday timetable after 7am, with high frequency services stopping at each tram stop between Gold Coast University Hospital and Broadbeach South,” Ms Rivers said.
“Queensland Rail City Network trains will run to a Sunday timetable on the Gold Coast line for New Year’s Day, as will Surfside bus services, so customers are encouraged to plan their journey before traveling on New Year’s Day.”
For more information on New Year’s Eve travel customers should visit www.translink.com.au or call 13 12 30, anytime.