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As universities head back into session, Queensland students are getting out their travel cards

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Queensland’s university students will travel back to campus in coming weeks

Tertiary students returning to study across south east Queensland from next week are reminded to include public transport into their back-to-study planning.

Queensland’s Assistant Public Transport Minister Steve Minnikin says TransLink staff would be on campus at universities in the lead up to semester one to assist students.

"The Tertiary Transport Concession Card in south east Queensland will be a change for many students and I encourage them to speak to TransLink staff at their campus or visit the TransLink website for information," Minnikin says.

"TransLink staff will be on site at major universities in the lead up to the start of semester with information about the new card, including details about the application process.

"There is a transitional period until June 30 when we will be educating students about the new card.

"Some students’ bus and train services may also have changed this year, following the addition of 200 extra train services and changes to TransLink’s bus network coming into effect in January."

Minnikin reminded students that using a go card was the cheapest way to travel to and from campus and encouraged all full-time students to check the expiry dates of their concession go cards before the start of semester.

"Full-time students who travel in off-peak times, on weekends and on public holidays can save a further 20 per cent on their already half-priced go card fare, and travel becomes free after nine paid journeys from Monday to Sunday," he says.

"You can buy, top up and manage your go card at hundreds of locations across the network, including many Queensland Rail stations, some busway stations, selected newsagents and many 7-Eleven stores."

For information on the Tertiary Transport Concession Card, to plan your journey, or for more information about public transport, visit www.translink.com.au or call TransLink on 13 12 30, anytime.

TransLink staff will attending University of Queensland (St Lucia), QUT Gardens Point campus, University of Queensland (Ipswich campus), Australian Catholic University (Banyo campus), University of the Sunshine Coast, QUT (Kelvin Grove campus), Griffith University (South Bank campus), Griffith University (Gold Coast), Griffith University (Mount Gravatt campus), Griffith University (Logan campus) and Griffith University (Nathan campus).

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