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Go Card Fares Are Getting Another Price Hike Next Week

TransLink has announced a price increase of 1.8 percent.
By Libby Curran and Sarah Ward
January 02, 2019
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Go Card Fares Are Getting Another Price Hike Next Week

TransLink has announced a price increase of 1.8 percent.
By Libby Curran and Sarah Ward
January 02, 2019
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Brisbanites are set to fork out a bit extra for their public transport travels, with TransLink announcing it's upping the price of public transport fares by 1.8 percent, from Monday, January 7.

Fares have been adjusted in line with inflation, impacting the cost of travelling on trains, buses, ferries and CityCats. The increase will see passengers shelling out between five and 50 cents extra per adult-priced journey across both peak and off-peak Go Card trips, as well as single paper tickets.

That means that a one-zone journey will increase from $3.25 to $3.31 in peak times, from $2.60 to $2.65 between 8.30am–7.30pm and 7pm–6am on weekdays and all day on weekends, and from $4.70 to $4.80 whenever you buy a paper ticket. At the upper end of the scale, an eight-zone trip — which'll take you from the CBD to Noosa and Gympie — will jump from $19.61 to $19.96 in peak times, from $15.69 to $15.97 in off-peak, and from $28.40 to $28.90 for paper tickets.

Most concession fares will also rise, jumping between two and 30 cents per trip — although, if you happen to be buying a one- or two-zone concession paper ticket, fares will remain at $2.40 and $2.90.

Image: Philip Mallis.

Published on January 02, 2019 by Libby Curran

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