GoldlinQ delivered private sector funding to enable Stages 1, 2 and 3 of the light rail to be constructed, in partnership with the local, state and federal government.

This city-shaping infrastructure ensures the Gold Coast, one of Australia’s fastest growing cities and leading tourism destinations, keeps pace with current needs and continues moving forward.

Our light rail journey officially started on 6 May 2011 when the Queensland Government announced GoldlinQ as the successful proponent to build and operate the state’s first light rail system on the Gold Coast. In partnership with the local, state and federal governments, we delivered a $1.2B public transport system for the Gold Coast, which opened in July 2014.

The success of the project was extended on 17 December 2017 when Stage 2 opened for passengers, connecting Gold Coast University Hospital station with Helensvale station. The 7.3km, $420 million project was again supported by all three levels of government.

Gold Coast Light Rail was a real public transport success story during the 2018 Commonwealth Games when it transported 1.1 million people during the two-week event.

GoldlinQ is responsible for the operations and maintenance of Stages 1 and 2, as the Operator Franchisee. The 15-year contract includes running tram services to the timetable, cleanliness and maintenance of the trams, and maintenance of the system infrastructure.

The local, expert GoldlinQ team also leads and oversees construction of Stage 3, working with the design and construction contractor John Holland to build the next stage to busy Burleigh.

Already Stages 1 and 2 have been embraced, with an increasing number of locals and visitors swapping their cars for the tram between Helensvale and Broadbeach.

We continue to champion what’s best for the project and the network, always putting safety first and beginning with the end in mind.

Keeping the Gold Coast Light Rail moving is GoldlinQ’s passion and our purpose.