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V8 race change means route just got even better

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Gold Coast’s V8 motor race circuit has been finalised and the more compact route means the $1 billion Gold Coast light rail system just got even better.

Premier Anna Bligh has announced that the street circuit for the Armor All Gold Coast 600 event means the preferred Gold Coast light rail route through Surfers Paradise can go ahead.

“The new V8 route has been shortened from 4.49 to 2.96 kilometres and retains the chicane along Main Beach Parade, turning into Breaker Street and travelling west before turning onto the Gold Coast Highway,” she said. “The circuit will turn towards Surfers Paradise Boulevard before taking a hairpin turn back onto the beach side of Surfers Paradise.

“That means the Gold Coast light rail Route can now follow the preferred Surfers Paradise Boulevard route instead of the Ferny Avenue option.”