Construction to deliver Stage One of Gold Coast light rail from Gold Coast University Hospital (Parklands Drive, Southport) to Broadbeach commenced in January 2012.
This 13-kilometre light rail corridor will service and connect the new Gold Coast University Hospital and Griffith University (Health and Knowledge precinct) to the fast growing commercial, retail and recreational centres of Southport, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach.
There will be 16 stations along the Stage One corridor, with high-quality bus interchanges planned for Southport and Broadbeach. Passenger services are scheduled to start in 2014. Light rail can carry 10,000 passengers per hour and the vehicles GoldLinQ will use have a capacity to carry 75,000 people per day.
The Gold Coast light rail will provide local residents with far more than a world-class public transport network. Light rail has a proven track record for revitalising cities by connecting people and places, and consequently attracting investment.
- 15 April 2013 11:23