Wednesday 4 April 2012
Brisbane Lions' fans can kick an early goal with free public transport to Thursday night's (5 April) first home game against Carlton at The Gabba.
TransLink spokesman Andrew Berkman said free game day travel was available for all pre-purchased ticket or membership card holders on Queensland Rail trains, Brisbane Transport buses and event shuttle buses.
"Public transport makes it easier for AFL fans to get to the big home games at the Gabba," Mr Berkman said.
"The Gabba is well serviced by public transport with the stadium only a short walk from the Woolloongabba busway station on the South East Busway.
"The busway makes it easy for fans to get the game as they can avoid afternoon peak hour traffic and easily make the first bounce at 7.40pm.
"Fans travelling to the game by train can connect with shuttle buses at Roma Street or South Brisbane stations."
Mr Berkman said regular event shuttle buses would depart Adelaide Street (stop 43), in front of Roma Street station, Eight Mile Plains busway station, Chermside bus interchange and Carindale bus station from 5.40pm.
"Return shuttle buses will operate for an hour after the final siren,” Mr Berkman said.
"Due to the Good Friday public holiday, buses will use Sunday timetables from midnight on Thursday night.
"I encourage customers planning to stay out late on Thursday night to check when the last service departs to their destination so they're not stuck out late at night."
Customers heading to the John Fogerty concert at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Thursday night (5 April) should also plan ahead before leaving home.
Free travel is also available on Queensland Rail trains and Brisbane Transport buses for customers heading to the Queensland Reds v ACT Brumbies Super Rugby game at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.
Over the weekend, pre-purchased ticket holders can travel free to Yeerongpilly train station for the Davis Cup Tennis between Australia and South Korea which is on at the Queensland Tennis Centre in Tennyson.
For more information visit the TransLink website translink.com.au or phone 13 12 30, anytime.