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Gold Coast Light Rail
Stage one of the G: Link light rail project, a vital connection in the Gold Coasts public transportation network, was completed mid 2014. With 16 stations, a dedicated 13 kilometres of rail, a fleet of 14 trams and bus interchanges at Broadbeach and Southport stations, the light rail will be a vital piece of transportation infrastructure for the Gold Coast.
At $1.6 billion, the Gold Coast light rail is the biggest transportation infrastructure project undertaken on the Gold Coast. Delivered under a Public Private Partnership arrangement with the Queensland Government, the contract to design, build and operate the system was awarded to GoldLinQ in 2011.
The light rail runs from Griffith University and the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge precinct, through the Southport medical precinct and the citys growing residential and commercial centres in Southport to the Citys tourism and cultural centres of Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach.
This vital piece of infrastructure has been described as a city-transforming initiative that will create a world-class transportation system and increase opportunities for development and investment along the light rail corridor. The Gold Coast light rail network has been constructed along the highest-density corridor in South East Queensland and will connect key health, knowledge, business and cultural precincts on the Gold Coast, offering greater mobility and transportation choice between these areas.
Investment opportunities exist for residential and commercial real estate along this corridor with the advantage of close proximity to any one of the 16 light rail stations.
Facts and figures
- $1.6 billion partnership project between the City of Gold Coast, state and federal governments and private investors.
- 16 stations along the 13 km stage one route.
- Capacity to transport 309 passengers per trip.
- A tram leaving every 7 minutes (on average).
biggest transportation project on the Gold Coast