Free public transport on offer for Gabba Big Bash clash

Fans planning to head to the Gabba to watch the Brisbane Heat take on the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League on Tuesday will be able to travel to the event for free.

TransLink Spokesperson Miguel Holland said customers with pre-purchased tickets could travel for free on game day from 2.10pm until four hours after stumps on all Brisbane Transport buses and Queensland Rail City Network trains.

“Fans can get their summer of cricket off on the right foot with free public transport the easiest way to travel to The Gabba,” Mr Holland said.


“The stadium is well-serviced by buses with Woolloongabba busway station a short walk away.

Mr Holland said in addition to scheduled services, special shuttle buses travelling to The Gabba would also run from Roma Street station (stop 125) and Adelaide Street (stop 45, opposite City Hall) between 4.10pm and 6.10pm.

Shuttle services will also run from Eight Mile Plains busway station, Carindale bus interchange (stop H) and Chermside bus interchange (stop D) from 4.10pm until 5.50pm.

“Fans planning to travel by train should transfer to one of the special event shuttle services at South Bank or Roma Street stations.

“After the game, shuttle buses will run for one hour so be sure to check the TransLink website for details of your shuttle bus departure stop.

Mr Holland said fans should note that buses will replace trains between Northgate and Caboolture stations due to planned track closures on the Caboolture and Sunshine Coast lines.

“From the first service on Christmas Eve until 10am on New Year’s Eve, Queensland Rail will be undertaking critical works between Northgate and Caboolture stations,” Mr Holland said.

“These works are vital to upgrade the South Pine River and Tributary Creek rail bridges, as well as ensure the Moreton Bay Rail Link is on track to open in mid-2016.

“As with all events, I encourage fans to pre-plan their travel arrangements including checking the last bus or train home so post-match celebrations can be planned accordingly.”