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Airtrain is Olympics Ready
It’s the biggest sporting event in the world, and it’s coming to Brisbane!
The IOC has officially announced that Brisbane will host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic games. Our beautiful city will provide the perfect backdrop as we host the world’s best sportspeople from around the globe, and Airtrain will be there to help get visitors to the Brisbane Olympics to where they need to go – in comfort and on time.
Let’s look at how Brisbane is getting Olympic ready – with the help of Airtrain.
Commonwealth Games Experience
It’s an event on a massive scale, but Airtrain has been right in the midst of planning international sporting events before. When the Commonwealth Games were hosted at the Gold Coast, Airtrain were part of the action, taking thousands of passengers to and from the airport and their events.
We’re looking forward to the excitement and anticipation that was a major feature of planning the Commonwealth games – and this time, on an even larger scale.
The Brisbane Olympics Strategy
With so much fantastic infrastructure already in place, Brisbane have put forward their proposal with an emphasis on making use of existing structures, instead of channelling funds into creating many new facilities. That means some exciting upgrades to well-known sporting amenities.
During the Brisbane Olympics and Paralympics, it’s important to keep everybody moving around the region to their destinations as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Transport operators around Queensland are coming together to make sure travel during the games is well organised, and an especially positive experience for spectators and participants. Airtrain play a vital role in keeping passengers moving to the many locations around the state.
As part of the increase in efficiency needed to support a large influx of visitors, Airtrain are working with translink on the roll out of Smart Ticketing for the Airport stations. Smart Ticketing will make travelling across the South East Queensland network easier, especially for visitors arriving at the Brisbane Airport.
Airtrain’s Brisbane Olympics Contribution
Cooperation is a major part of the spirit of the Games, and Brisbane are already showing that they have what it takes to come together to host this event. In fact, that cooperation is a major factor that allowed Brisbane to secure the IOC nomination. IOC President Thomas Bach named the “great support from the public, and from all levels of Government across the political spectrum” as one of the main reasons that Brisbane stood out as a preferred candidate for the Games.
Airtrain is embracing this spirit of cooperation, collaborating with other transport operators to coordinate how to get the large influx of visitors and participants from A to B. As an important part of Brisbane’s transport network, our fleet of modern, comfortable trains will be invaluable for transporting people from the Brisbane Airport and around the region.
Each hour Airtrain can carry 7712 passengers, and our services travel directly to Brisbane City and then express to the Gold Coast, linking with other transport infrastructure such as the Gold Coast G:link tram, Cross River Rail, the planned Brisbane Metro, and Brisbane bus routes. With our reputation for reliability we’re excited to be at the forefront of the best of Brisbane transport.
Getting to the Brisbane Olympics Destinations
In their proposal, Brisbane pushed a forward-thinking strategy that focuses on utilising existing infrastructure and temporary facilities, instead of the extreme spending on additional facilities that some other cities have opted for in years past. That means Airtrain are already perfectly placed to serve the major venues that have been proposed to host the exciting events.
Here are just some of the locations designated to host the major Brisbane Olympics sporting events, and easily accessed via the Airtrain service.
Just a short walk from Roma Street Station, the new Brisbane Live stadium will hold 15,000 spectators and is a perfect location for aquatic events, featuring swimming and water polo during the games.
After catching the Airtrain to Roma Street Station, spectators can catch their rugby and football finals at the Suncorp Stadium.
The much loved Woolloongabba Stadium will receive a major injection of funds to revitalise the venue. A new station on the Cross River Rail will take spectators and participants to athletic events and the Olympic ceremonies.
Brisbane Indoor Sports Centre
Just a short walk from Albion Station, the new Brisbane Indoor Sports Centre will be able to seat 15,000 spectators for the basketball during the games.
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Conveniently located right next to the South Brisbane train station, the table tennis, fencing, taekwondo, and badminton matches will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
South Bank Cultural Forecourt
South Bank will be a major feature of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. At the South Bank Cultural Forecourt, archery events will be held within striking distance of the South Brisbane Station.
South Bank Piazza
Another South Bank destination, the Piazza will host 3 x 3 basketball matches just a short walk from the South Brisbane Station.
The much loved home of some of Brisbane’s biggest showcases, the RNA showgrounds will feature equestrian events. The RNA Showgrounds are accessed via Exhibition Station.
A truly beautiful destination at any time of year, the southern end of the City will be the location of various festivals and live sites. Albert Street Station will be the closest stop off the new Cross River Rail line.
Queensland Tennis Centre
It’s already a well-known home of top-level tennis in Queensland, so it makes perfect sense that the Queensland Tennis Centre would be proposed for the Olympic and Paralympic matches. The Queensland Tennis Centre is directly across the road from the Yeerongpilly train station.
Coomera Indoor Sports Centre
A fantastic Gold Coast location has been chosen for the Olympic volleyball tournaments. The Coomera Indoor Sports Centre can be reached from Coomera Station.
Utilising the Airtrain and Tram, spectators can make their way to the Broadwater Parklands for triathlon and aquatic (swimming marathon) events. The closest tram stop will be the Southport G:link Station.
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Volleyball and weightlifting competitions will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, easily accessed from the Broadbeach North G:link Station using Airtrain and Tram.
Broadbeach Park Stadium
Also close to the Broadbeach North G:link station, spectators can catch beach volleyball matches at the Broadbeach Park Stadium.
Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre
This highly regarded venue will feature judo and wrestling matches. The Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre is easily accessed from Nerang Station.
Football always draws a crowd, and the preliminaries and quarter finals will be held at the Metricon Stadium. Catch these exciting events just down the road from the Nerang Station.
The Olympic Games Come to Brisbane
Brisbane are proud to be hosting the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic games. There’s plenty of work to be done to host this top-tier event, but Brisbane and Airtrain are ready to support the locals and visitors who will all join together to celebrate athleticism, sportsmanship, and the beautiful city of Brisbane.