New Year’s Eve is the biggest night of the year and TransLink is making it easier for you to get home.
This New Year’s there is no need to wait in an endless taxi queue, or attempt to hail one that will never stop, cut the festivities short in order to secure a lift with a designated driver or heaven forbid become the designated driver because you fear the expensive commute home.
TransLink has come to the rescue this New Year’s, providing free public transport across the entire network between 9pm on New Year’s Eve and 5.30am New Year’s Day.
TransLink spokesperson Kirby Orr says on top of shouting commuters fairs they are also offering extra services.
Approximately 80 additional trains, more than 640 additional buses and 30 additional ferry services will operate, with some ferries operating in Brisbane City as sweeper services to cater to the increased inner city demand.
“The free travel arrangements are in place to assist efficient passenger boarding from congested areas and are timed to start following the first session of the fireworks in Brisbane.
“To make sure everyone gets home safely, buses will continue to depart after midnight from the Brisbane CBD and Valley precincts and CityCats will run into the early morning,” Orr says.
Orr says many operators run to different timetables for the Christmas and New Year holidays depending on what is required in each region, with limited transport services expected for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
All details of free travel arrangements, additional train, bus and ferry services, and secure and flat fare taxi services is available at translink.com.au or by phoning the Contact Centre on 13 12 30.