In the wake of yet another scheduling disaster for Queensland Rail, The Palaszczuk Government is offering free public transport and other services for Gold Coast residents on New Year’s Eve.
Minister for Transport Stirling Hinchliffe made the announcement, saying all passengers on the Translink network would ride free from 8.45pm New Year’s Eve until 5.30am New Year’s Day.
“More than 30 extra, free buses will be rolled-out on the Coast for New Year’s Eve with G:Link trams also running every seven and a half minutes until 2am and then every 15 minutes,” Minister Hinchliffe said.
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“Whether your plans include fireworks, a club, or a get-together with friends, getting there is convenient and free on all TransLink services this New Years’ Eve.
“Secure taxi ranks are also operational in Cavill Avenue and Orchid Avenue at Surfers, Coolangatta and the Oasis Precinct in Broadbeach from 11pm New Year’s Eve until sunrise.
“With free public transport and safe taxi ranks, the Palaszczuk Government is making it even easier to leave the car at home and join the celebrations at one the Gold Coast’s favourite New Year Eve destinations,” Minister Hinchliffe said.
The announcement comes after the resignation of the man in charge of overseeing Queensland Rail’s rostering system, following another train scheduling debacle.
Chief operating officer Kevin Wright resigned from the role late Wednesday after a rostering crisis saw a third of the state’s southeast train services cancelled on Christmas Day.
You can find out more about free New Year’s Eve fares on the Gold Coast with the TransLink journey planner or by calling 13 12 30 anytime.