the region

GCLR Stage 2

Please visit for construction information and to stay up-to date with Stage 2.

Stage 2 of the Gold Coast light rail is a 7.3 kilometre light rail link between Parkwood and Helensvale.

This extension will provide a seamless connection with heavy rail, providing a world-class integrated public transport solution for residents and visitors. It will provide a one-transfer journey between the CBDs of Queensland’s two largest cities – Gold Coast and Brisbane.

In August 2015 the Queensland Government announced a preferred route for Stage 2 and GoldlinQ completed a competitive procurement process with CPB Contractors appointed the design and construction partner in April 2016.

Stage 2 will:

  • Provide an 11-minute trip from Helensvale station to Gold Coast University Hospital station.
  • Be convenient for commuters with two park ‘n’ ride facilities, providing an additional 400 car spaces at Helensvale station and 1000 car spaces at Parkwood station.
  • Link the Gold Coast and Brisbane by rail like never before.
  • Be complete in early 2018 ahead of the Gold Coast
    Commonwealth Games.
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Over 6.5 million
  trips in THE first year

monthly trips

Over 25% global increase
in gC pt (tram & bus)

over 1 million
tram kilometers run