Games-goers urged to plan transport

Spectators attending April’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games have been urged to look at how they would get to and from events using the new dedicated Games journey planner, released today.

The planner would include information on train, tram, bus and shuttle services, as well as walking and cycling options available to those headed to Games events.

RACQ’s Renee Smith said spectators needed to consider carefully how they would get around.

“The Games will be an exciting time, but there’ll be plenty of people on the roads and on public transport trying to get to various events,” Ms Smith said.

“It’s going to be vital spectators use the new journey planner to find the best transport options for them to avoid potential delays and disruptions – no one wants to miss the start of an event because they failed to plan ahead.”

Ms Smith said spectators who wished to drive into areas closer to Games events should get in quick and pre-book a parking spot at one of the Park ‘n’ Ride locations through the journey planner.

“There’ll be 10,000 parking spaces available across 13 Park ‘n’ Ride sites to cater to Gold Coast-based spectators driving into more central areas. Then, once you park, you can use free public transport to get to and from the Games,” she said.

“Travelling to the Commonwealth Games by public transport is by far the best option, with M1 speed reductions and Gold Coast road closures in place during the competition.

“We’re only a matter of weeks away now, so it’s time to start planning how you’ll get to your events.”

To plan your travel around Games events, visit the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games journey planner.