20 Jan 2017

Whether you are heading to the beach, a barbecue, pool party or awards ceremony to celebrate Australia Day, Queenslanders are encouraged to plan their journey before travelling to enjoy the festivities on Thursday, 26 January.

TransLink spokesman Miguel Holland said there would be some public transport timetable changes for the weekday public holiday.

“We know many people traditionally celebrate the day by catching up with friends and family or attending one of the many events on offer,” Mr Holland said.

“Most of TransLink’s South-East Queensland’s bus, train, ferry and tram services will operate to a Sunday/public holiday timetable. CityGlider services will also be running reduced services on Australia Day.

“To help ensure you have an enjoyable and safe day out, plan your journey and visit www.translink.com.au and use the journey planner or phone 13 12 30, anytime to find the most suitable service.”

Mr Holland said regional service timetables may also vary on Australia Day while many qconnect services may not operate at all. He encouraged customers to check the TransLink or qconnect websites or with your local operator for detailed information on planned timetable changes.

“Australia Day is an opportunity for us to celebrate all that is great about our country – so plan ahead to ensure your day goes smoothly and safely and catch public transport to and from your event.”

Standard public transport fares and conditions will apply for services throughout the day.

For more information on South-East Queensland service changes on Australia Day visit www.translink.com.au, or phone 13 12 30.

To view qconnect timetables or to plan your trip visit www.qconnect.qld.gov.au.