One month til Comm Games

With Queensland’s biggest sporting event just a matter of weeks away, RACQ has reminded drivers about the importance of getting prepared now.

More than six million journeys were expected to be taken during the 10 day event, with a vast majority of spectators and athletes due to travel from Brisbane.

RACQ’s Lauren Ritchie said the strong advice was to leave the car at home, with extensive delays expected for those travelling down the M1.

“The motorway is congested even on the best days, so expect extensive traffic delays for the duration of the event,” Ms Ritchie said.

“The speed limit has been reduced by 10km/h in some sections to try and smooth out traffic flow and ease congestion. There will also be ramp metering at on ramps onto the motorway to control the number of cars entering the M1.

“Parking would also be a problem for many with only 10,000 spots available at park n ride locations across the coast. These have to be pre-booked ahead of schedule.”

Ms Ritchie said a raft of changes would be made to the public transport network to cater for the hundreds of thousands of journeys expected to be made.

“Gold Coast trains will be tripled with trains to arrive on arrive every 10 minutes during the Games, and hourly between 1am-5am,” she said.

“Trams will run every 7.5 minutes and be operational 24 hours a day. While buses will be able to service travellers every 15 minutes on a number of lines on the Gold Coast.”

Visit RACQ’s travel advice page for more information about how to get around during the Commonwealth Games.