Bus it to the Ekka


Brisbane’s annual show – The Ekka – starts this week, with 15 minute bus and train services running for the ten day event

Bus it to the Ekka
Bus it to the Ekka

August 8, 2011

TransLink will run shuttle buses and train services to the Royal Queensland Show at 15 minute intervals from Thursday August 11 to Saturday August 20.

TransLink CEO Peter Strachan says four new go card readers had been installed near the arrivals Ekka ticket office and along the exit ramp at this year’s show.

He says an additional add-on fare applied for people catching the train to and from the Ekka station to cover Queensland Rail’s costs of opening and operating this station.

"This add-on fare is $1.30 for an adult single and 70 cents for a concession single per trip," he says.

"This is calculated automatically for go card users or added to the cost of a paper ticket at the time of purchase," Strachan says.

Or Ekka patrons can board shuttle buses running from the CBD and Northey Street Windsor park ‘n’ ride to the Bowen Hills showgrounds.

Bus travel details and route numbers:

Route 500 buses from Adelaide Street, Queen Street or Brunswick Street.

Route 600 buses from Northey Street park ‘n’ ride at Windsor until 8.30pm each day.

Route 500 buses to Brisbane city, which will depart Costin Street opposite Tivoli Theatre until 10.30pm each day.

Route 600 buses also depart Costin Street outside Gate 1 for the Northey Street park ‘n’ ride until 10.30pm each day.

More than 200,000 people catch public transport to the Ekka each year, peaking on the annual public holiday show day on Wednesday August 17.

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