Fares frozen

The Queensland Government has frozen public transport fare for this year’s Ekka

The Queensland Government has frozen public transport fares to make it easier for families to attend Ekka later this year.

The frozen costs mean adults can get to and from the Ekka for just $6 and concessions pay only $3.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson says this is part of the strong plan for public transport which is creating a brighter future for the state.

"More people are choosing public transport under our policy with more than 280,000 trips taken last year," he says.

 "We are making it cheaper and easier to get to the Ekka and will again have dedicated train and bus shuttles scheduled in addition to normal public transport services."

RNA Chief Executive Brendan Christou says the $6 and $3 Ekka travel ticket offer is a great initiative and will be appreciated by families travelling to the show.

"The Ekka is the state’s biggest and most loved event and families can now plan their trip to the show knowing the costs involved and the incredible savings on offer,’’ he says.

"The best way to travel to the show is by public transport as it offers a stress free journey and ensures people are dropped off in the heart of the action at the showgrounds.

"We are encouraging the public to take advantage of the Ekka travel ticket and thank the Queensland Government for introducing such great value fares for families."

The Ekka travel tickets can be purchased from July 28.

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