Gold Coast Light Rail Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Stage 1 of the Gold Coast Light Rail project consists of 14 vehicles and 16 stations servicing a 13 kilometre route between the Gold Coast University Hospital and Broadbeach; part of one of the fastest growing regions in Australia.
This is Queensland’s first light rail system and is considered more than just a transport project but also a city-building project to support sustainable development, reduce congestion and improve connectivity between major activity centres on the Gold Coast.
Plenary Group is part of the GoldLinQ consortium selected by the Queensland Government to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a light rail public transportation system.
Construction on Stage 1 commenced in early 2012 and the first passengers boarded the light rail in June 2014.
Trams have now carried more than 11 million passengers with Stage 1 averaging over 20,000 passengers per day.
Stage 2 will consist of 7.3 kilometres of dual track and an additional four trams to connect the Gold Coast University Hospital light rail station to the Helensvale heavy rail station, creating a one-transfer journey between the Gold Coast and Brisbane.