Seniors au Go Go


It’s Seniors Week and if you live in southern Queensland and over 60, its time to board the bus and celebrate

Seniors au Go Go
Seniors au Go Go

August 26, 2011

South-east Queenslanders are embracing the 'Seniors Card +go' card making about 600,000 trips on public transport each month since the smartcard was launched in November last year.

Queensland Transport Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk says it was important to celebrate the countless benefits of a positive attitude to life at any age during Seniors Week.

"It's great to see so many people using their Seniors +go card to get out and about," Palaszczuk says.

"The combined card offers all the savings of a regular Seniors Card with the option to include a Go Card on the reverse for travel on bus, train and ferry services on the TransLink network throughout south-east Queensland."

Palaszczuk says since the launch, TransLink has issued almost 25,000 Seniors Card +go cards.

"This is about helping people enjoy the freedom to get out of the house and continue to enjoy life," she says.

People with a Seniors +go card receive a 50 per cent discount off the full adult go card fare.

"Early this year we introduced a new daily fare cap for seniors and pensioners – anyone who is eligible who makes two journeys on the same day then travels for free on their Go Card for the rest of that day," Palaszczuk says.

Queensland Seniors can apply for the card by calling 13 QGOV (13 74 68), through the Department of Communities website at www.communities.qld.gov.au/seniorscard or by posting an application form available from their local MP's office or library.

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