Extra Trams to Christmas Carols on the Beach

19 Dec 2014 9:00 AMJohn-Paul Langbroek

Gold Coast passengers will get to the Christmas Carols on the Beach event in Surfers Paradise faster and easier this weekend thanks to more frequent tram services on The G:.

Member for Surfers Paradise John-Paul Langbroek said tram services on The G: would run every 10 minutes instead of the usual 15 minutes from 7pm to 9pm on Sunday.

“We’re increasing the frequency on The G: to get customers into the Christmas spirit and help make for an easy ride to the Christmas Carols event which starts at 6.30pm,” Mr Langbroek said.

“There will be eight extra tram services running in addition to our normal scheduled services up until 9pm, allowing customers to get home from the Christmas Carols which finish at 8pm.

“We are a strong team with a strong plan to provide frequent and reliable public transport to encourage all Queenslanders to get on board.

“Public transport is the most convenient way to travel to the Christmas Carols on the Beach event and we encourage all our customers to plan their journey and enjoy the festive atmosphere this time of year brings.”

Mr Langbroek said customers could also take advantage of 9+Free and off-peak travel savings when using their go card.

“Regular commuters who have racked up nine journeys on their go card during the week can travel for free all day Sunday,” he said.

“Travelling on the weekend will save you an additional 20 per cent off the normal go card fare as well.

“This is all part of our plan to ease cost of living pressure for families – a promise we made at the election and we are now delivering on.”

Spokesperson for GoldLinQ Jason Ward said the most convenient station for customers to access the event was Cavill Avenue station.

“Customers planning to use The G: when heading to the Carols should get off at Cavill Avenue station, where the event at Surfers Paradise Beach is just a short stroll away,” Mr Ward said.

“We want everyone to enjoy hassle free travel to this event, so grab your go card, bring a picnic blanket and your Santa hat and let us take care of the transport.”

Customers from Brisbane planning to catch the train to the Gold Coast for the event should allow extra travel time with a track closure from Bowen Hills to Northgate train station on Sunday night (21 December).

To plan your journey to the Christmas Carols in Surfers Paradise, visit translink.com.au or phone 13 12 30, anytime.

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