Plan your travel in advance
Although services to the Gold Coast will be tripled during the Games, the Gold Coast line will be busy as we move customers and spectators to and from the venues.
We encourage Commonwealth Games spectators, employees, volunteers and our customers to plan your travel in advance at
getsetforthegames.com or download the dedicated
GC2018 Journey Planner app, speak to station staff or call 13 12 30.
Rail service changes during GC2018
There will be changes to the entire Citytrain network timetable to support the unprecedented service demand for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Service changes will be in place across the SEQ network from 30 March until 20 April 2018, which includes the Easter school holiday period, when we typically experience lower patronage and run a holiday timetable.
Some services will be altered and parts of the network will be exceptionally busy, so we encourage customers to plan your journey in advance. For Games travel information, visit getsetforthegames.com or download the dedicated GC2018 app which has the Games Journey Planner.
For all other travel and timetable information, visit
translink.com.au or call 13 12 30, anytime.
Will trains run 24/7 on the Gold Coast?
During the Games, trains will run on the Gold Coast line every ten minutes or better for most of the day. Trains will be running 24/7 during the Games, which may mean residents near the Beenleigh and Gold Coast lines may hear and see trains at different times than usual. However, the timetable is structured to provide services where demand is highest. Once events conclude, train service frequency will decrease accordingly.
What if I’m catching a Gold Coast train and need to catch another connection in Brisbane late at night or early in the morning? Will other trains be available?
Depending on the time of the evening there will be services that run to connecting lines.
However, some late night/early morning services from the Gold Coast will connect with TransLink buses provided to transport customers to your local station on the Citytrain network.
Customers travelling northbound on late night/early morning Gold Coast rail services, who are travelling to the south and east from the city will disembark at Park Road and connect with a late night bus services from the nearby Boggo Road busway stop. Customers travelling north and west from the city can disembark at Roma Street where a bus service will be available.
Will trains and stations be crowded?
We have a range of strategies to manage crowds at stations, including queuing systems and ensuring the continuous movement of customers through busy stations.
The Gold Coast line will be busy as we move customers to and from the Games, so we encourage Commonwealth Games spectators, employees, volunteers and our customers to plan your travel in advance at
Although services on the Gold Coast line will be tripled during the Games, we still expect there may be lengthy waits for trains during the busy times when people are travelling to and from the big sporting events.
We will have additional frontline customer service staff working to support customers. While we will work to keep queues moving as quickly as possible, we thank customers for your patience.
Are there any impacts on rail-to-bus connections?
Queensland Rail has worked closely with TransLink to minimise impacts to rail-to-bus connections wherever possible during the service changes occurring between 30 March and 20 April. Further information regarding bus service changes can be found on translink.com.au