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Airtrain is ready set go to make Brisbane Olympics and Paralympics a winner


As Queensland prepares to celebrate the expected announcement that Brisbane will host the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics, Airtrain has declared large traffic infrastructure spends will not be necessary with 24 sports across 16 venues only a shot put’s throw from Airtrain services.

 

Airtrain chief executive Mr Chris Basche said Airtrain, the only direct train service between the Brisbane Airport and the city and the Gold Coast, was ready, set, go to transport thousands of spectators and participants to events on time and in comfort.

 

“Airtrain is well positioned to make the Brisbane Olympics a winner offering 100 services per day between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and the ability to transport 7,712 passengers every hour on a fleet of modern, comfortable trains,” Mr Basche said.

 

“Thanks to Brisbane’s forward-thinking strategy, Brisbanites and Queenslanders won’t need to foot the bill for massive transit expenses with so much fantastic infrastructure already in place.

 

“Sports fans can be sure they won’t miss a minute of the action with Airtrain serving the majority of the venues including Suncorp Stadium, the Gabba, the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, RNA Showgrounds, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre and the planned Brisbane Live Stadium near Roma Street,” he said.

 

Mr Basche said that while the Olympics was an event on a massive scale, it wasn’t Airtrain’s first run around the track.

 

“When the Commonwealth Games were hosted at the Gold Coast, Airtrain was part of the action, coordinating with other transport providers across South East Queensland to ensuring smooth transport across the region,” Mr Basche said.

 

“Airtrain is already working with TransLink on the roll out of Smart Ticketing for our Airport stations which will make travel across the South East Queensland network easier, especially for visitors arriving at the Brisbane Airport.”

 

Here are just some of the locations designated to host the major sporting events, and easily accessed via the Airtrain service across Brisbane –

 

  • Brisbane Live Stadium - Just a short walk from Roma Street Station, the new stadium will hold 15,000 spectators and is proposed for swimming and water polo events.
  • Suncorp Stadium - After catching the Airtrain to Roma Street Station, spectators can take a quick walk to rugby 7s and the football action at Suncorp Stadium.
  • Gabba – Brisbane’s home of AFL and cricket will be revitalised for athletics and Olympic ceremonies and will be served by the Cross River Rail which connects to Roma Street Station.
  • Brisbane Indoor Sports Centre - Just a short walk from Albion Station, the new Brisbane Indoor Sports Centre will seat 15,000 spectators for the basketball during the games. 
  • Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre - Conveniently located right next to the South Brisbane Station, the table tennis, fencing, taekwondo, and badminton matches will be held at the Centre.
  • South Bank Cultural Forecourt - At the South Bank Cultural Forecourt, archery events will be held within striking distance of the South Brisbane Station.
  • South Bank Piazza - Another South Bank destination, the Piazza will host 3 x 3 basketball matches just a short walk from the South Brisbane Station.
  • RNA Showgrounds - The home of equestrian events. The RNA Showgrounds are accessed via Exhibition Station..
  • Queensland Tennis Centre - The Queensland Tennis Centre is directly across the road from the Yeerongpilly Station.
  • Coomera Indoor Sports Centre – The site for volleyball can be reached from Coomera Station.
  • Broadwater Parklands - Utilising the Airtrain and Tram, spectators can make their way to the Broadwater Parklands for triathlon and aquatic (swimming marathon) events. The closest tram stop will be the Southport G:link Station.
  • Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre - Weightlifting competitions at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre are easily accessed from the Broadbeach North G:link Station using Airtrain and Tram.
  • Broadbeach Park Stadium - Also close to the Broadbeach North G:link station, spectators can catch beach volleyball matches at the Broadbeach Park Stadium.
  • Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre - This venue will feature judo and wrestling matches and is easily accessed from Nerang Station.
  • Metricon Stadium - Football will be held at the Metricon Stadium, just down the road from the Nerang Station.

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