Airtrain passengers can now benefit from a super speedy and smooth transit at the Brisbane Airport (Domestic) train station following the installation of four wide berth go card gates. Chris Basche, CEO of Airtrain, said the wide design of the touch on, touch off gates will improve the flow of commuters and fast-track travel for all, including those with large amounts of luggage.
“Airtrain is committed to providing a fast, reliable, cost-effective and easy-to-use service that gets passengers to and from the Airport stress-free. The addition of wider go card gates fits perfectly with that goal and represents an investment in ensuring our customers have a great experience every time.”
Basche said go card users make up an increasingly large portion of Airtrain patrons, with a 30 per cent lift in trips purchased by touching off since 2011 and nearly half of all walk-up consumers using the card.
The installation of the new gates is a joint initiative between the State government, through TransLink, and Airtrain, and will complement the existing infrastructure, with e-ticket and paper ticket customers still catered for with a manual gate staffed by Airtrain personnel.
General Manager of Passenger Transport Services at TransLink, Simon Cook, said fare gates also help to reduce fare evasion on the public transport network.
“Reducing fare leakage allows us to put money back into the public transport network throughout South East Queensland,” Mr Cook said.
For more information on Airtrain services and updates, passengers are encouraged to visit www.airtrain.com.au.