Take the train and save your en­ergy for Ekka fun

The Gympie Times - - NEWS -

WANT to take in the fun of this year’s Ekka?

Well then you are in luck thanks to half-price fares open to Wide Bay res­i­dents on se­lect Tilt Train ser­vices to and from Bris­bane from Au­gust 10–19.

Trans­port Min­is­ter Mark Bai­ley said the deal gave res­i­dents a great chance to get on board with Queens­land’s iconic fes­ti­val.

“The Ekka is a rite of pas­sage for Queenslanders, and a great day out for the whole fam­ily,” Mr Bai­ley said.

“From straw­berry sun­daes to Side Show Al­ley and dag­wood dogs, it’s def­i­nitely worth the trip.

“To cel­e­brate, we are giv­ing peo­ple through­out the Wide Bay the chance to leave the car at home and let the Tilt Train take the strain for half the nor­mal fare.

“If a one-day trip isn’t enough for you, the dis­counted fares ap­ply to both same day and dif­fer­ent day re­turns, so there’s no rea­son not to make a week­end out of it.”

Tick­ets go on sale to­day with re­turn fares as: Mary­bor­ough West $75 (child 4-14 $39.50); Her­vey Bay $91.50 ($45.76); Howard $79 ($39.50); and Bund­aburg $89 ($44.50).

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