23 September 2021
South East Queensland

As Brisbane rejoices in the return of the much-treasured Riverfire on Saturday 25 September, public transport also returns to step up with extra services and free travel home from the event.
 
Head of TransLink Sally Stannard said after taking a break last year, crowds will be looking forward to this year's event; reminding revellers to leave their cars at home and catch public transport.
 
"Road closures and crowds, including the Suncorp Stadium crowd following the NRL Preliminary Final, makes public transport the easiest, safest and most hassle-free way of getting to and from your choice of viewing spot," Ms Stannard said.
 
"We are providing extra trains and buses to cater for the Riverfire crowds, and once again we have free travel from select CBD and South Brisbane locations for two hours following the fireworks.
 
"We will also have extra buses available to help manage the numbers of people getting to and from the event, as well as 25 additional train services."
 
Ms Stannard said she urged revellers to be patient after events, as there would be large crowds moving around particularly after the fireworks.
 
“Riverfire is one of our busiest nights for public transport and we have our free travel option in place to help crowds disperse safely," she said.
 
"Free travel is available on all outbound buses running from Woolloongabba, Mater Hill, South Bank, the Cultural Centre, Queen Street, King George Square, and Roma Street, and all outbound trains from South Brisbane, South Bank, Roma Street and Central Station.
 
“It’s important everyone is patient and considerate of other passengers to help us ensure we can offer a safe and relatively quick journey home."
 
Face masks are currently mandatory when travelling on South East Queensland public transport, unless a person is under the age of 12 or has an exemption. 
 
To plan your trip to and from Riverfire 2021, use the TransLink journey planner, the MyTransLink app or call 13 12 30.
 
Fast facts — Riverfire public transport (Saturday 25 September):
•    Hundreds of extra TransLink buses & trains running
•    Free travel home for two hours after the fireworks from selected South Bank and City stations
•    Check your trip home and to find out which station best suits your travel plans 
•    Cultural Centre bus station will be busy and may not be the best option for you to get home
•    No river ferries will run between Mowbray Park and North Quay ferry terminals from 6.30pm to 7.30pm
•    QUT Gardens Point ferry terminal will close from 4pm until Sunday
•    Free travel does not apply on ferries/CityCats