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Wide Bay residents are being encouraged to roll up, roll up and take the train to the Ekka, with half price fares available for travel from 9 - 18 August between Bundaberg and Brisbane on selected Tilt Train services.
Queensland Rail's Executive General Manager Travel and Tourism, Martin Ryan, said the discounted fares would give Wide Bay residents door to door access to Exhibition station throughout the Ekka festivities.
"The Ekka is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate all things Queensland. With an endless supply of strawberry sundaes and dagwood dogs, non-stop live music, sideshow alley and a brand-new EkkaNITES spectacular to close out each day, it's definitely worth the trip," Mr Ryan said.
"To celebrate the most Ekka-citing time of year, we are giving Wide Bay residents the chance to gather their families and friends and travel with ease by the Tilt Train, for half the normal fare.
"With the weight of driving off your shoulders, you can spend the trip down planning your day out and sit back and relax on your return with on-board Wi-Fi connectivity at your fingertips while Queensland Rail drives you home.
"We encourage Queenslanders to make the most of the 10-day action-packed event with discounted fares available on both same day and different day returns, so there's no reason not to make a weekend out of it.
"Since 1865, Queensland Rail has proudly connected regional Queensland communities by rail, and 2019 marks the ninth consecutive year of the popular Ekka Tilt Train services.
"Celebrating more than 140 years, the Ekka is one of the state's most iconic events bringing the country and city together to showcase the best of Queensland."
Half-price rail tickets to the Ekka are available for purchase between 1 June - 18 August, for travel between 9 - 18 August 2019 only.
|Return Ekka Fares to Brisbane from:||Adult*||Child (4-15 years) *|
*Conditions apply. Valid for journeys to and from Brisbane only. (Detraining at Exhibition and joining at Brisbane Roma Street).
^Includes RailBus coach connection between Hervey Bay and Maryborough West.
For further information or bookings visit queenslandrailtravel.com.au or call 1300 655 826.