Stage 1 Overview

Changing the face of
public transport

GoldlinQ was awarded the contract to design, build and operate Stage 1 of the light rail system in June 2011. In partnership with the State and Federal governments and the City of Gold Coast, we were appointed to deliver a $1.2 billion world-class public transport system for the Gold Coast.

Stage 1 was delivered in two phases.
The construction phase began when early works were completed. This included the design and delivery of track works, roadworks, bridges, station structures and buildings and full delivery of the rail systems. In July 2014, the Gold Coast got its first taste of a world-class public transport system.

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Keeping The Gold Coast Light Rail Moving

The Gold Coast Light Rail is a real transport success
story, and has been embraced by the Gold Coast and
visitors to the city.

Stage 2 Overview

Light to heavy rail,

Stage 2 of the Gold Coast Light Rail opened for passenger services on Sunday 17 December 2017. It was completed ahead of the GC2018 Commonwealth Games, with light rail transporting more than 1.1 million passengers during the event.

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

The $420 million project was delivered with a $270 million contribution from the Queensland Government, $95 million from the Australian Government and up to $55 million from the City of Gold Coast.

Stage 2 included three new light rail stations, with provision for two future stations and four new light rail vehicles.

The 7.3 kilometre extension provides a seamless connection with heavy rail, linking Brisbane and the Gold Coast, connecting Gold Coast University Hospital station with Helensvale station.

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What’s next for Gold
Coast Light Rail?

The Gold Coast Light Rail is designed to be delivered in stages to respond to the growth of the Gold Coast.

The Queensland Government, in partnership with the Australian Government and the City of Gold Coast, is funding the Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3 (GCLR3) 6.7 kilometre extension from Broadbeach to Burleigh Heads. This includes eight new stations and an additional five trams to the existing light rail fleet.

Stage 3 will expand the tram network to 27 kilometres, from Helensvale to Burleigh Heads.

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