Travellers can save up to 60 per cent on the price of a ticket for long-distance train travel in Queensland following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey, said Queensland Rail was reinstating reduced and suspended travel and tourism services gradually from June 13, with most services fully restored ahead of the school holidays.
“To celebrate long-distance services being reinstated, the Queensland Escape sale means Queenslanders are good to go with huge price discounts to support them to get out of the house, jump on a train and explore our great state,” Mr Bailey said.
“If you’ve ever wanted to head out to Longreach on the Spirit of the Outback or explore the tropics on the iconic Kuranda Scenic Railway, now’s your chance – and right in time for the school holidays.”
Mr Bailey said although services were ramping back up, measures implemented to help keep customers safe in response to the global coronavirus pandemic would remain.
“Social distancing measures will still be in place on all services, as will the heightened cleaning regime across the fleet,” he said.
“We want Queenslanders to relax and enjoy a holiday, but we also want them to remain safe.”
With more trains returning to the network, Mr Bailey reminded Queenslanders to be alert around level crossings.
“More services not only means more opportunities to travel, but also more activity at level crossings, so please be careful, especially if you live in regional Queensland where trains haven’t been running as often,” he said.
Queensland Rail’s Queensland Escape sale will be available for travel between 13 June and 12 July 2020.
To view the timetable changes, please visit www.queenslandrailtravel.com.au, and to make a booking, contact Queensland Rail Travel on 1800 TRAINS (872 467). Bookings can be made from Monday 8 June 2020.