Translink is once again freezing its fares for Ekka pre-paid ticket holders, saving show-goers money.
The freeze will once again see travel costs set at $6 for adults and $3 for children. Ekka tickets are on sale now from the show’s website.
Ekka travel tickets are available now for purchase by Ekka ticket holders from any attended Queensland Rail station and on board any Translink bus (excluding pre-paid services) or CityCats and cross river ferries (excluding free CityHoppers) from Friday 7 August 2015.
According to Translink’s Acting Deputy Director-General Peter Milward, these tickets are a fantastic value, especially to families.
A family of four on a return trip to the show will save up to $66 from the Gold Coast, $49 from the Sunshine Coast and $25 from Ipswich.
“Dedicated shuttle buses will be in place once again and customers should check these full details on the Translink website as some services may have changed,” Mr Milward explains.
The Ekka loop train service will once again be in place between Roma Street, Central, Fortitude Valley, and Exhibition stations. The trains will run every 15 minutes. They’ll run to the Ekka from 9am-8pm and from the Ekka between 9am-10pm, except weekdays when services will run every 30 minutes to the Ekka between 4pm-6pm.
Martin Ryan, Queensland Rail Executive General Manager Travel and Tourism says the pride of Queensland Rail’s heritage fleet ‘Bety’ will make a grand return to the loop service.
“The steam train is always a fantastic drawcard for many show-goers and we expect to see many excited faces on board again this year,” Mr Ryan says.
Passengers must produce their pre-paid Ekka tickets upon purchasing their $6 or $3 bus, train or ferry return travel tickets. Normal Translink fares apply when using go cards and single paper tickets, which can also be used to travel to and from the Ekka.
For more information about public transport to and from the Ekka, including dedicated buses and trains, visit the Translink website at www.translink.com.au or phone their 24/7 call centre on 13 12 30.