This morning Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Transport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe visited the Nudgee Electorate to talk to commuters about what fairer fares will mean for local commuters.

The Premier and Transport Minister spoke with locals at the Chermside Bus Interchange about the Government’s fare package, which will reduce fares, extend peak travel periods and allow children to travel for free on weekends.

Key elements of the Government’s fairer fares package include:-

  • The existing 23 zones will be reduced to 8, which means patrons can travel further for less.
  • Morning and weekend off-peak times will be extended from 3am to 6am to encourage early morning commuters to get to work using public transport.
  • Children aged between 5 and 14 will travel for free on weekends using a child go card.
  • Seniors and pensioners will retain the ‘One, Two, Free’ travel, while the ‘Nine + FREE’ travel incentive will change to 8 paid journeys and 50% off subsequent journeys per week.

These measures are delivering real cost of living relief to public transport users and will make it more affordable to catch a bus, train or ferry to get to your destination.

In addition, these measures will have a significant impact on congestion. Modelling predicts that the fare package will attract an extra 8 million trips per year, which will take seven million cars off roads in South East Queensland.

To calculate your new 2017 fare or to have your say on the fare reforms, visit haveyoursay.translink.com.au/SEQ-Fare-Review or phone 13 12 30.

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