Fares cut for go card users


The Queensland Government is set to discount weekly fares in a bid to appease families feeling the pinch of public transport costs


June 14, 2012

The Queensland Government is set to discount weekly fares in a bid to appease families feeling the pinch of public transport costs.

Speaking on a tour of the soon-to-be opened Northern Busway yesterday, Premier Campbell Newman announced regular go card commuters would soon get free travel after nine journeys each week.

"Regular commuters who have used go cards for nine journeys in a Monday to Friday week on buses, trains and ferries in South East Queensland will be rewarded with any additional trips free in that week from June 25," Newman says.

"This means for a regular commuter you get your trip home on Friday at no cost, and bonus free weekend travel."

"The LNP Government understands that Queensland families are struggling with the rising cost of living and this will be a real saving and incentive for people to use public transport regularly."

According to the government, the commitment will save a regular weekday commuter to the CBD from Oxley or Mitchelton up to $220 a year, while commuters travelling from Varsity Lakes or Palmwoods will save up to $642 each year.

The government has also pledged to halve public transport fare increases on Translink buses, trains and ferries across South East Queensland.

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