10 Feb 2017

Rugby fans can catch free public transport to watch some of the world’s best players in a new tournament starting in Brisbane this weekend.

The Brisbane Global Rugby Tens will be played at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday and Sunday (11 and 12 February) with the first match kicking off at noon on Saturday.

About 300 stars from the 10 Australian and New Zealand Super Rugby clubs, including the Queensland Reds, and four invitational teams will compete in 28 matches over two days in a 10 players per side, 10 minutes per half, knockout tournament.

TransLink spokesman Matt Longland said free bus and rail travel would be available to and from the event.

“Parking around Suncorp Stadium is limited but the venue is ideally located for public transport so rugby fans wanting to attend this new fixture on the rugby calendar are encouraged to catch a train or a bus,” Mr Longland said.

Suncorp Stadium is an easy 500 metre walk from Milton train station and is also accessible from Roma Street station.

Travel on regular Brisbane Transport bus and Queensland Rail City Network train services to Suncorp Stadium will be free from four hours before the first match each day and four hours after the last match for people with tickets or official accreditation.

Special shuttle buses will also provide free travel to the stadium from the following locations on Saturday between 11am and 1pm and on Sunday between 9am and 11am.

  • Eight Mile Plains Bus Station - Platform 1
  • Westfield Chermside Bus Interchange - Stop D
  • Westfield Carindale Bus Interchange - Stop H
  • The Gap park ‘n’ ride station
  • Ann Street (the City)

The shuttle buses will return to these locations for about one hour after the last game each day, which is around 8.15pm on Saturday and around 6pm on Sunday.

Shuttle buses will also operate between Ann Street and Suncorp Stadium between 1pm and 4.30pm on Saturday and between 11am and 1.30pm on Sunday.

Customers wanting to travel to and from the stadium after the shuttle bus service are advised to catch trains to and from Milton station.

“I encourage customers to plan ahead and use the journey planner on the TransLink website, the MyTransLink app, or phone 13 12 30 before they head to the Rugby Tens,” Mr Longland said.

For more information, please visit translink.com.au