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Free travel on TransLink SEQ network, Saturday 25 March

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Free travel on TransLink SEQ network, Saturday 25 March

Postby Macca » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:16 pm

Hi there! Long time lurker and finally decided to join.

Many of you will have seen that there will be free travel on the entire TransLink SEQ network this Saturday.

Any suggestions on ways to take advantage of this and do some interesting/unusual combinations of routes? Possibly do a mix of bus, train, ferry and light rail throughout the day.

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Re: Free travel on TransLink SEQ network, Saturday 25 March

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:09 pm

Quote from Macca's link:
If you have touched on or off by accident, please call our contact centre on 13 12 30 for a fare adjustment

Now wouldn't it more logical to just turn the machines off &/or not turn the system on in the first place?

And how many passengers will actually know it's free? Those that don't know it's free will still use their ticket to tap on/off.

Oh wait,"logical" & Queensland government don't mix!
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Re: Free travel on TransLink SEQ network, Saturday 25 March

Postby jonwil » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:09 pm

What would your start point be?
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Re: Free travel on TransLink SEQ network, Saturday 25 March

Postby TransitBris » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:49 am

Newcastle Flyer wrote:Now wouldn't it more logical to just turn the machines off &/or not turn the system on in the first place?


No because the machines need to be on for real time information.

Newcastle Flyer wrote:And how many passengers will actually know it's free? Those that don't know it's free will still use their ticket to tap on/off.


I'd say about 75% of passengers hopped on already knowing about free travel from my observations, plus on Transport for Brisbane buses and presumably other operators, paper signs advising of free travel were covering go card readers.
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Re: Free travel on TransLink SEQ network, Saturday 25 March

Postby superbossgc » Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:51 pm

also Today is free ride day, because of the weather.
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