Free Public Transport For A Happy New Year’s Eve 2015

Free Public Transport For A Happy New Year’s Eve 2015

Queensland Minister for Transport Stirling Hinchliffe

Free Travel To Welcome In The New Year

Victor P Taffa

New Year’s Eve travel across South East Queensland is covered with free public transport and plenty of extra services to help families and revellers get home safely.

Minister for Transport Stirling Hinchliffe said from 9 pm on New Year’s Eve until 5.30 am on New Year’s Day all services across the TransLink network would be free.

“With spectacular firework displays and celebratory events planned right across the region, I encourage people to leave the car at home and use public transport.” Minister Hinchliffe said.

“To ensure everyone can get home safety, there will be more than 500 extra buses servicing entertainment hotspots and extra ferry, train and tram services operating throughout the evening and into the early hours of New Year’s Day.”

“For customers celebrating on the Gold Coast, the G: will operate to an increased frequency with trams running every 7.5 minutes from 7 pm on New Year’s Eve to 2 am on New Year’s Day. Extra bus services will also run across the Sunshine Coast.” Minister Hinchliffe said.

There will also be extra trains on the

  • Beenleigh,
  • Caboolture,
  • Cleveland,
  • Doomben,
  • Ferny Grove,
  • Gold Coast,
  • Ipswich/Rosewood,
  • Shorncliffe,
  • Springfield,
  • Sunshine Coast Lines.

in addition to scheduled services.

“19 secure taxi ranks will operate across Brisbane, Ipswich, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast including three FlatFare ranks in the Brisbane CBD and Fortitude Valley.” Minister Hinchliffe said.

While up to 30 additional Brisbane River ferry services will operate on New Year’s Eve there will be temporary service disruptions due to the firework displays at South Bank.