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Brisbane’s Airtrain Rocks the Platform

July 12, 2016 Rail No Comments Email Email

Brisbane’s Airtrain has released new platform safety messages at Brisbane Airport starring the cast of WE WILL ROCK YOU, the worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton now playing at QPAC.

This is the first time Airtrain safety briefings have been delivered by celebrities as the train service looks to innovate and grab passengers’ attention so they don’t put a foot wrong on the platform.

The announcement, in a fantastically British accent by Erin Clare who plays Scaramouche in the hit musical, reminds travellers about staying behind the yellow lines and to be courteous to those disembarking the train.

Chris Basche, CEO of Airtrain, said safety has always been the train service’s top priority and this new approach to announcements underpins this.

“Airtrain is proud to have partnered with world-famous musical WE WILL ROCK YOU to deliver catchy safety messages that travellers will enjoy and understand. Airtrain is continually looking at ways to innovate and improve on what is one of the nation’s top transport links,” he said.

Erin Clare said she is excited to have brought the show to Brisbane and, as part of that, be the new voice on the airport’s platforms.

“It’s great to be partnering with Airtrain during our time in Brisbane. As a touring cast, we’re constantly on the move and rail connections like Airtrain make it easy for us to get into the heart of the city in no time. We hope passengers enjoy the refreshed sound on the platform!”

In celebration of the partnership, Airtrain is running a competition on Facebook from 20 July 2016 providing fans with a chance to win tickets to the show.

This awe-inspiring production of WE WILL ROCK YOU, featuring stunning costumes, sets and lighting and 24 of Queen’s legendary hits, has already thrilled over 16 million theatregoers in 28 countries.

Those heading to QPAC can save money by taking the Airtrain straight to WE WILL ROCK YOU and alighting at South Brisbane station.

Airtrain has a history of partnerships promoting safety and has displayed surf safety messages on its platforms to ensure passengers, especially overseas tourists, are aware of the potential dangers at Queensland’s beautiful beaches, as part of its partnership with Surf Life Saving Queensland.

In February 2016, Airtrain donated funds to support Redcliffe Surf Life Saving Club with much-needed equipment including 40 vests and two spinal boards.

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