TransLink will run extra services to help get footy fans to and from Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast safely as the Queensland Maroons try to avoid a clean sweep in the State of Origin series tonight.
Dedicated shuttle buses and additional trains will run before and after the match to help match-goers safely travel to and from the first State of Origin clash to be played on the glitter strip.
Public Transport is the best way to get to Cbus Super Stadium and is included free with your ticket on all Surfside Busline services, Queensland Rail City Network trains and G:Link services from noon until last scheduled service of the day (excluding Airtrain).
Head of TransLink Sally Stannard said 80 additional buses would be used to run regular shuttle services to and from the stadium.
Queensland Rail will also run additional post-match services with six additional services heading north towards Brisbane and two additional services going south to Varsity Lakes.
Ms Stannard encouraged footy fans using public transport to follow TransLink's COVID-Safe Public Transport Plan while travelling.
"This includes the current health advice that masks are mandatory when at a public transport stop or station and onboard services, unless you are under the age of 12 or have an exemption," Ms Stannard said.
"We know Queenslanders love their State of Origin football and we're here to make sure everyone gets to and from the game in a safe and enjoyable manner.
"We're asking patrons to plan their journey, considering travelling earlier (remember it is free travel from midday for ticket holders) to avoid the last-minute rush and staying home if they are unwell."
Free event shuttle buses will run from nominated park 'n' rides throughout the Gold Coast. Shuttles will start 20 minutes prior to gates opening and will run until kick-off. Shuttles will return their original departure locations for up to one hour after the game.
Robina Station is the closest stop to Cbus Super Stadium, located 350 metres south of the stadium.
Trains run at least every 30 minutes on the Gold Coast Line from Varsity Lakes and Bowen Hills/Brisbane Airport and more frequently during peak periods.
Ms Stannard said the best way for fans to plan their travel to the game was to head online to translink.com.au or call 13 12 30.