Bats, balls, bails and buses - first test starts today

All buses lead to Rome – make that the ‘Gabba’ – as the cricket Gladiators start battle in the First Test

Bats, balls, bails and buses - first test starts today
Bats, balls and buses – first test starts today

November 25, 2010

An extended weekend of free travel is on offer for cricket fans heading to the first Ashes test at the Gabba, starting today.

TransLink spokesperson Gemma Rivers says patrons with game-day tickets will travel free to and from the venue from 6am to 9.30pm on Brisbane Transport buses and Queensland Rail trains.

"Shuttle buses will also operate return services for one hour after the scheduled conclusion of play for each day," she says.

"Patrons can also catch regular timetabled bus services to and from the Gabba with Woolloongabba Busway Station only a short distance away."

Rivers says people travelling to the Gabba by train should transfer to a shuttle bus at South Bank or Roma Street stations.

"Free public transport is the best way to get to and from the game," she says.

"You don’t have to worry about finding a parking space or missing the first ball because you’re stuck in traffic, just sit back and enjoy the atmosphere while travelling free with TransLink on Brisbane Transport bus and Queensland Rail train services."

Cricket fans planning to catch a Beenleigh or Gold Coast line train on Sunday morning should allow an extra 30 minutes to travel with buses replacing trains between Bethania and Ormeau from 9pm Saturday to 9am Sunday.

Buses will also replace trains from Roma Street to South Brisbane on the Beenleigh, Gold Coast and Cleveland lines and from Roma Street to Corinda on the Ipswich-Rosewood line from 8pm to the last train on Sunday night.

Rivers says passengers can access the journey planner and event notice on the TransLink website

to plan the journey.

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