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Media Release 2 August 2007

Brisbane:  Stop cost discrimination against rail commuters who travel to the Ekka

RAIL ? Back On Track (http://backontrack.org) a web based community organisation for the promotion of rail throughout Australia has said that cost discrimination against regular Citytrain passengers travelling to the Ekka should cease.

Robert Dow said:

 ?Why is it that QR Citytrain TransLink passengers who hold regular tickets have to pay for an additional ticket cost, an add on fare, to travel to the Ekka; and bus passengers who hold regular tickets do not? This is clearly indicated on the TransLink web site (1).?

?This is just more blatant revenue raising and discrimination against the majority of regular rail passengers.  We continue to see TransLink locked into yesterday's paradigm. They should now be promoting and projecting the benefits of public transport to the community. To state as justification that the Exhibition station is a special stand alone zone is ?spin? and nonsense.  It complicates the travel of regular ticket holders who must fuss around and buy an additional ticket.? 

?Time for Ministerial intervention to end this discrimination! All holders of TransLink tickets that include zone 1 should be given unrestricted travel on trains too!?

"Further more, the Exhibition loop line should be operated 52 weeks of the year, with an additional station at Normanby!"

1. http://www.translink.com.au/qt/translin.nsf/index/tl_ekka_aug07


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