G:et ready! Stage 2 Opening 17 December 201713/12/2017
It’s time to travel light to Helensvale!
As of 17 December 2017, Stage 2 opened and began operation.
Stage 2 features include:
- A 7.3 kilometre connection from heavy rail to light rail
- An 11 minute trip from Helensvale station to Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) station
- Convenience for commuters with two park ‘n’ ride facilities, providing an additional 400 parks at Helensvale station and 1,000 parks at Parkwood station
- Linking the Gold Coast and Brisbane by rail.
Providing work to more than 2000 mainly local people during the past 17 months, the project has been a key feature for residents in the Helensvale, Arundel and Parkwood areas. The ongoing cooperation and patience of the local community, businesses and motorists has been vital to the overall success of the project. With completion targeted well ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, the project team has worked hard to deliver the light rail extension without compromising safety and reliability of the local road network. It is due to this effort that passengers will soon enjoy a seamless journey between the CBDs of Queensland’s two largest cities – Gold Coast and Brisbane.
During the 2018 Commonwealth Games, more than six million additional trips are forecast across the Gold Coast transport network. Light rail will provide direct access to arts and cultural activities at Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise, while also moving spectator passengers between key transportation hubs.
The light rail system will also support transport to Southport, Broadbeach and Labrador competition venues and continue to cater for community, commuter and visitor travel along the Gold Coast.
As Queensland’s first light rail system, G:link represents a major step forward in transforming the city into a modern, accessible destination. The completion of Stage 2 is another milestone shaping the Gold Coast as a truly world class city.
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