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Queensland public transport to cost 50 cents for 6 months!

Great news for busy families! The Queensland government is making catching Queensland public transport super cheap for the next six months, starting 5 August. Trips on buses, trains, ferries and trams will all be just 50 cents, no matter how far you travel.

This means you can ditch the car for school drop-offs, weekend adventures or even your commute to work and save some serious cash on petrol. Plus, with fewer cars on the road, there’ll be less traffic congestion, and the environment will be happy, too.

This initiative is designed to help families with the cost of living and encourage more people to use public transport. A single bus takes 50 cars off the road, and a train takes 600 cars off the road.

“For someone catching the train to work in Brisbane from here in Mango Hill, it costs up to $96* a week,” said Queensland Premier Steven Miles. “And if you drive to work, you’re stuck in peak hour traffic every day and paying a lot more than that.”

“It’s why I’m making all public transport fares a flat 50 cents – no matter where you live, your mode of travel, or how far you go. It’s as close to free as you can get.”

“From 5 August 2024, that same trip from Mango Hill to the City and back would only cost $5 for the whole week – nearly $90* back in your pocket every week.

“I expect this will save Queenslanders thousands of dollars over six months and encourage more people to catch our fast, frequent and 50-cent public transport. Encouraging more Queenslanders to jump on a bus or train to get to work or school will help bust congestion,” said Mr Miles.


 

Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids events, attractions & things to do with kids, schools and education, school holiday guides, health & wellbeing for families, parenting and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.


 

 

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By Angela Sutherland
After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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