TransLink gets the ball rolling with free transport to the footy

FOOTBALL fans on the Gold Coast have their travels covered this weekend with free public transport to and from the two big games.

TransLink spokesperson Kirby Orr said free trains and buses are geared up and ready to transport supporters.

“There will be free trains and buses running to and from all games for customers with pre-purchased tickets, so fans can get to the game without the hassle of driving and parking,” Ms Orr said.


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“Free shuttle buses to all the games will depart from various locations before and after the event,” she said.

Ms Orr said TransLink encourages all fans to take advantage of the free public transport and be sure to get there early.

“Getting there earlier will avoid the pre-game rush, and games have plenty of activities and events before kick-off to keep you entertained before the main act,” she said.

Passengers are encouraged to consult the journey planner and event notice on the TransLink website www.translink.com.au or phone 13 12 30 anytime to plan their journey beforehand.

Arrangements for this week’s games on the Gold Coast are:

Gold Coast Suns vs Richmond at Metricon Stadium on Saturday evening (March 15):

Customers with pre-purchased tickets or Metricon Stadium membership cards can travel for free between 2.40pm and the last service on Surfside buses and Queensland Rail trains.

Free shuttle buses will run between 4.30pm and 6.40pm, and an hour after the game between Metricon Stadium and Nerang Station, Victoria Park, and the Boowaggan Road park ‘n’ ride.

Customers travelling on Brisbane CBD, Ipswich/Rosewood and Springfield, Beenleigh, and Cleveland train lines should allow extra time for travel due to track work between Roma Street to Corinda, Yeerongpilly and Murarrie on all day on Saturday.

Gold Coast Titans vs Tigers at Cbus Super Stadium on Sunday afternoon (March 16):

On game day customers with pre-purchased tickets or Cbus Super Stadium membership cards can travel for free from 10am until 7.45pm on Surfside buses and Queensland Rail services.  Extra services will also run on bus routes 747, 750, 751, 752, 755, 759, 761 and 765.

Free shuttle buses will run from 11.15am to 1.40pm, and an hour after the final whistle between the stadium and Firth Park in Mudgeeraba, Burleigh Heads Primary School, and Victoria Park at Broadbeach.

Customers travelling on Brisbane CBD, Ipswich/Rosewood and Springfield, Beenleigh, and Cleveland train lines should allow extra travel time due to track work between Roma Street to Corinda, Yeerongpilly and Murarrie.