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Project timeline

Stage One of the Gold Coast light rail system is a 13-kilometre corridor connecting Griffith University to Broadbeach, passing through the key activity centres of Southport and Surfers Paradise.

Government funded Early Works construction commenced in 2010 and GoldLinQ will deliver the light rail system in 2014. The project’s timeline is as follows:

July 2010 - 2011

Government funded Early Works constructed the Gold Coast University Hospital Station shell at Parklands

Late 2010 - Late 2011

Government funded Early Works in Southport and Broadbeach

June 2011

GoldLinQ was awarded the contract to design, build and operate Stage One of the Gold Coast light rail system. In partnership with the State and Federal Governments and Gold Coast City Council, GoldLinQ will deliver a $1 billion world-class public transport system.

January 2012 - 2014

Let construction begin! Major construction of Gold Coast light rail will commence in January 2012.

  • Foundations for depot
  • Foundations for Smith St Viaduct
  • Fit out of Gold Coast University Hospital Station
  • Service relocations in Scarborough St, Nerang St, and Surfers Paradise Bld
  • Site establishment of Broadbeach South Station
  • Construction of Nerang River Light Rail Bridge
  • Demolition of vacated buildings
  • Structural work to depot sidings
  • Fit out of Gold Coast University Hospital Station
  • Construction of Smith St viaduct
  • Track laying to Queen St/Nerang St
  • Service relocation continues in Southport and Surfers Paradise
  • Retaining walls in Gold Coast Highway north
  • Road pavement works in Broadbeach

More information on construction timing and activities will be provided as it comes available.

2014

GoldLinQ will commence passenger services. To find out more about the system go to the Operating light rail page.

Updated:
15 April 2013 11:23

The light rail route Stage One

Updated:
11 May 2012 14:01