Extra buses to ensure Ipswich Jets fans can travel via public transport to Intrust Super Cup
Published Thursday, 24 September, 2015 at 04:42 PM
Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade
The Honourable Jackie Trad
Ipswich Jets fans heading to Sunday’s Intrust Super Cup grand final at Suncorp Stadium will be able to travel to the game for free with their game day ticket, with dedicated shuttle buses and trains provided for the event.
Deputy Premier Jackie Trad instructed Translink to provide shuttle buses and additional trains after she was contacted by local members Jim Madden and Jennifer Howard concerned the scheduled track works from Rosewood to Redbank stations would leave sports fans stranded.
To ensure football fans can get to the game via public transport, the Palaszczuk Government has asked Translink to provide transport from the Ipswich Jets Rugby League Football Club where high frequency shuttle buses will transport fans from outside the club between 1pm and 2.30pm to Redbank train station.
Ms Trad said trains will operate from 1:50pm to 2:50pm at least every 20 minutes from Redbank station, to ensure people arrive at Suncorp Stadium with plenty of time before kick-off.
“Football fans will be able to catch a bus from the Ipswich Jets Rugby League Club and these high frequency shuttle buses will take them to Redbank station so they can travel by train to the Stadium,” Ms Trad said.
“Supporters will need to show their valid game day ticket to travel free on the dedicated trains and shuttle buses.
Member for Ipswich West Jim Madden welcomed the announcement that Translink would ensure there were high frequency buses to get fans to Redbank station.
“I would like to thank the Deputy Premier for listening to our community and ensuring that the track closure won’t impact on this fantastic event,” Mr Madden said.
“We encourage everyone to make the most of the free public transport offer and get behind Jets as they look to claim their first grand final win against the Townsville Blackhawks.”
Member for Ipswich Jennifer Howard said she was pleased special event services had been provided for the grand final.
“After the game extra train services will be operating from Milton Station between 6pm and 7pm to get people back to Redbank station,” Ms Howard said.
“Shuttle buses will also be working in conjunction with trains at Redbank station, ferrying supporters back to the Jets Rugby League Football Club to hopefully celebrate a big win for the Jets.”
Deputy Premier Trad said rail customers should also be aware that track closures will be in place between Redbank and Rosewood stations from the first service until 5pm on Sunday 27 September.
“Rail replacement buses will operate in both directions between Redbank and Rosewood, but people should plan their journey ahead of time and allow approximately 60 minutes extra travel time,” Ms Trad said.
“This work is critical to operations and will allow Queensland Rail to conduct important overhead power and track maintenance works throughout the corridor.
“It will also allow for vital works associated with construction of the New Generation Rollingstock depot at Wulkuraka with the lifting of the new footbridge at Wulkuraka station.”
Media contact: Deputy Premier’s Office: 0488 996 667