TransLink will transport almost 100,000 people this weekend to major events including the Four Nations final and the much-anticipated final Powderfinger concert.
TransLink spokesperson Andrew Berkman said with large crowds expected at these events in Brisbane, it was important that people planned their trip in advance.
“It’s going to be an eventful Saturday night in Brisbane this weekend, with the Four Nations rugby league final at Suncorp Stadium, Crusty Demons show at the Entertainment Centre, Jason Derulo concert at the Convention Centre and the end of an era Powderfinger concert at Riverstage,” Mr Berkman said.
“For the Four Nations final footy fans can show their pre-purchased match-day game ticket to take advantage of free transport to and from the game on Brisbane Transport and Queensland Rail services.
“Shuttle bus services to Suncorp Stadium will depart regularly two hours before the 7.15pm kick-off from Adelaide Street, Makerston Street (opposite Roma Street train station), Eight Mile Plains, Carindale, Chermside and The Gap, then return for one hour after the game and 23 additional train services will run to and from the game, on various lines.”
“Customers planning to travel on the Caboolture and Sunshine Coast train lines this weekend should also allow an extra 30 minutes due to track work.
“The Caboolture line between Northgate and Petrie stations will be closed from the first train on Saturday, November 13 until the last train Sunday, November 14.
“Buses will replace trains during the closure for all passengers between Northgate and Petrie, stopping all stations and inbound train services will operate from Northgate to the city and outbound from Petrie to Caboolture and the Sunshine Coast.
“The works being undertaken this weekend include track improvements at Geebung, Carseldine, Bald Hills and Virginia and footbridge maintenance at Zillmere.”
Mr Berkman said with the myriad of other concerts and events happening around Brisbane this weekend, and with so many regular and extra services available to get you to and from the events, customers should check out the TransLink website or call 13 12 30 to plan their journey.
“Full timetable details are available from the event notices on the TransLink website,” Mr Berkman said.
For more information about public transport and services visit www.translink.com.au or phone 13 12 30, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.