Free travel throughout SEQ on Queensland’s super Saturday of sport
The Palaszczuk Government will be providing free public transport across the entire South East Queensland network for the historic AFL Women’s Grand Final clash between the Brisbane Lions and Adelaide Crows.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Transport Jackie Trad said that the inaugural AFL Women’s Grand Final at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast was an event not to be missed.
“This Saturday we will be making public transport right across South East Queensland free and I encourage sporting fans and families to get on board to witness this historic moment,” Ms Trad said.
“This is the inaugural AFL Women’s Grand Final and first ever AFL Grand Final played outside Victoria and we’re going to prove we can do it better in Queensland.
“In fact, it is an exciting day for football with four matches across three different codes to be held at Metricon Stadium, Cbus Super Stadium and Suncorp Stadium.
“Public transport is the most convenient way to get to these matches and safely home again and we want to assure Queenslanders that like every other major sporting event they can travel for free to and from the AFL Women’s Grand Final on the Gold Coast.
“Translink has been working with Stadiums Queensland, Queensland Rail, Surfside Buslines, and Metricon Stadium on a Transport Plan for the Grand Final which will include extra services and shuttle buses and I encourage commuters to plan their journey in the lead up to the event.”
Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni encouraged AFL fans to utilise the day of free travel.
“Saturday is a historic day for sport in this country and I encourage everyone to get on down to the Coast to experience,” Mr de Brenni said.
“If you can’t make the trip then make use of public transport options and really make a day of it. Grab your friends, find a venue and witness history together. ”