Riverfire transport boost

Extra bus and train services will be running in Brisbane this weekend for the noted Riverfire event

Riverfire transport boost
Riverfire transport boost

September 27, 2013

People going to Riverfire in Brisbane this weekend are being encouraged to use public transport to make their way to and from the event.

About 500,000 people are expected to head to and from South Bank and the CBD for the event, and TransLink will be running 500 additional bus and train services on Saturday.

Assistant Minister for Public Transport Steve Minnikin says they are making public transport from South Bank stations free for two hours after the fireworks finish for anyone catching a train or bus home.

"This makes it an even better night out for families heading to Brisbane from other regions."

Organisers are urging crowds to arrive early to enjoy the aerial displays late in the afternoon before the half-hour fireworks extravaganza at 7pm.

The additional bus and train services will operate from South Bank, Mater Hill and Cultural Centre busway stations, as well as South Brisbane and South Bank train stations.

Minnikin says free travel will not be available on the CityCat network which won't operate during the fireworks although services will resume as quickly as possible after the fireworks.

"Riverfire is one of the biggest events in TransLink’s calendar, with more services running across all modes of public transport than on New Year’s Eve," he says.

"It’s a good idea to plan your journey ahead of time so you’re well placed to take advantage of all the extra services."

Extra train services will also operate from Central and Roma Street stations on many lines between midnight and 6am Sunday.

A full list of services is available at www.translink.com.au or phone 13 12 30.

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