British songbird Adele will get public transport rolling to record levels this weekend.
Not only are her March 4 and 5 shows the first concerts to be held at The Gabba, but the expected crowds of 60,000 each night will shatter the venue’s previous record attendance of almost 40,000.
Head of TransLink Matt Longland encouraged concertgoers to plan ahead and consider their public transport options before the night.
Mr Longland said there was a coordinated public transport plan to complement existing rail and bus timetables, with particular attention paid to Sunday.
“Translink has been working closely with Stadiums Queensland, Queensland Rail, the Queensland Police Service, Brisbane City Council and private bus operators,” Mr Longland said.
“TransLink has doubled the number of public transport options we normally provide for events at The Gabba. This free public transport will be available from noon so patrons should consider making a day of it and get to the venue early and enjoy something to eat before the show.”
Mr Longland said buses would be the primary source of transport to and from the venue on both nights.
He said dedicated shuttle buses would be available on Saturday night to transport concertgoers from The Gabba back to Carindale, Chermside, Eight Mile Plains and Roma Street.
“A combined fleet of almost 400 vehicles – including event shuttle buses and rail replacement buses – has been made available for Sunday’s concert,” Mr Longland said.
“Customers will also be able to use six Queensland Rail services from 11pm onwards, servicing the Ipswich, Kippa-Ring, Cleveland and Gold Coast lines. There will also be rail replacement buses running from Roma Street for all train lines except Doomben.
"We encourage concertgoers to use the shuttle service to travel to Roma St if they want to use these rail services.
“The shuttle services will run until the venue is clear.
“If concertgoers need to make connecting services to get home on Sunday night, they should plan ahead to make themselves aware of the last connecting service.”
Mr Longland asked patrons to exercise patience, particularly when leaving The Gabba after the event.
Taxis and ride-booking services will also be available for concertgoers.
For information on transport options for the weekend’s Adele concerts, visit www.translink.com.au