TICKET holders to this year’s Castrol EDGE Gold Coast 600 will be travelling for free on G:link trams.
Event and party goers will be dropped straight in to the action with increased services and two major stations at either end of the event precinct.
In addition to G:link trams, event goers with a pre-purchased ticket can travel free to and from the event on all regular Queensland Rail City Network trains and Surfside buses.
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The integrated offering will make travel easy for Gold Coast locals and fans from Ipswich, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.
The TransLink journey planner – translink.com.au – includes the Castrol EDGE Gold Coast 600 event so all spectators have to do is key ‘GC600’ into the planner and it will plot their best free journey, instantly.
V8 Supercars Chief Operating Officer, Shane Howard said “The G” was a critical addition to the public transport offering and expects it to become the transport of choice.
“Free public transport has been offered to ticket holders for almost as long as the event has been running and is a fantastic way for people to have easy access to and from the event,” Mr Howard said.
“With the addition of so much more entertainment within the precinct such as the Sea FM Friday Night Drags and Club 600 on track, plus the Hilltop Hoods, Lil John and Thundamentals at the Broadwater Parklands, we are absolutely bringing the party back to the GC.
“We want people to be able to get there easily, have a terrific time on track and then make their way into Surfers, Broadbeach, Southport to continue the party.”
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Jann Stuckey said free G:link transport was an added benefit for visitors to the Famous for fun holiday destination.
“The Castrol EDGE Gold Coast 600 is one of the biggest events on the Gold Coast calendar, with thousands of visitors travelling to and from the race precinct,” said Ms Stuckey.
“The addition of free transport via the G:link will provide an enhanced visitor experience and allow more race-goers to see more of the Gold Coast.”
The Surfers Paradise North Station at the southern end of the precinct and Main Beach Station at the northern end will be the key stops for people attending the race, literally dropping them off and picking them up at the event’s front door.
“In more than two decades it has never been easier to get to this massive event,” Mr Howard said.
“And planning your trip has also never been easier with journey planner making a fantastic weekend out even better.”
The Castrol EDGE Gold Coast 600 will run from October 24 to 26, with information about public transport and racing programs available at www.v8supercars.com.au
Tickets are on-sale now via www.ticketek.com.au