G:et ready for new priority seats

G:link is committed to providing a network that is inclusive and accessible for all. Currently all G:link trams have yellow priority seats. In the coming months our priority seats will be changing colour to red. We will also be making some other accessibility changes to the fleet. Changes to the fleet will begin in May, with all trams expected to be updated by September.

What’s changing onboard the trams?

  • Priority seats are changing colour from yellow to red and will now be located via the first, centre and last doors of the tram. The change in priority seating colour is being made to ensure there is consistency across the Translink network for priority seating – making it clearer which are the priority seats for all passengers.
  • Priority seats are for passengers with a disability, an injury, older adults, those who are pregnant or travelling with young children. Please be kind and remember that sometimes a person’s reason for requiring a priority seat may not be visible to you. Priority seating should be made available upon request for use by any passengers with additional needs. If you are sitting in a priority seat, please offer it to someone who may need it.
  • To help improve accessibility blue and white Braille signage will also be installed in all priority seating areas.
  • Additional handrails will be installed in the first and last doors of the tram, to assist people accessing the priority seats in this area.
  • We have welcomed five new trams onto the G:link network. The new trams are numbered 19 – 23 and are all part of the Stage 3 extension to Burleigh Heads. As part of our commitment to provide a network that is inclusive and accessible for all, these new trams will feature additional wheelchair spaces in modules 2 and 6.

In the lead up to the new trams being ordered a stakeholder consultation progress involving disability groups was undertaken. As part of this consultation, it was decided another two spots for wheelchairs on the new trams would ensure more people with a disability were able to use the G:, which is a positive outcome for passengers.


For more information on accessibility on and around the G: please visit: ridetheg.com.au/riding-the-g/mobility-access/

For more information on accessibility across all Translink public transport services please visit: translink.com.au/travel-with-us/accessibility

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