South East Queensland

Football fans are encouraged to let Translink do the transport legwork when the Queensland Maroons and Wallabies tackle their respective arch enemies at Suncorp Stadium.

Translink will do the heavy lifting on the travel front as the Wallabies prepare to claim the inaugural Ella-Mobbs trophy when they face England at 7.55pm on Saturday (July 9).

Patrons can then avoid any transport blues when the Maroons host New South Wales at a sold out Suncorp Stadium for the State of Origin decider from 8pm on Wednesday (July 13).

Head of Translink Sally Stannard said travel would be free for ticketholders to both events on the South East Queensland train network (excluding Airtrain), Brisbane City Council buses and on dedicated shuttle buses.

“On Saturday there will be free travel arrangements from four hours before kick-off until four hours after the final whistle,” Ms Stannard said.

“The free travel arrangements will then be extended for State of Origin from midday until the last service.

“An international Test match between Australia and England and a State of Origin decider are two of the biggest sporting events on the calendar and public transport is the easiest way to get to and from the games.

“A big crowd is expected for both fixtures so we ask customers to please have patience as we look to move patrons quickly and safely after the final sirens.”

Ms Stannard said there would be 14 additional trains after the Wallabies-England clash and 17 post-match trains following State of Origin.

“This is in addition to shuttle buses running to Suncorp Stadium at regular intervals from the Brisbane CBD, Chermside, Carindale, Eight Mile Plains and The Gap, with return shuttles after the game,” she said.

“Customers are encouraged to plan their journey online on the Translink website, by calling us on 13 12 30 or by using the MyTranslink app.

“We also ask customers to follow the latest health advice and wear a face mask while travelling on the public transport network or while waiting at stops and stations.”