THE Gold Coast tram system will welcome its one millionth paying passenger some time on Wednesday.
The G welcomed its first visitors nine weeks ago and it is estimated that number one million will touch on with their Go Card mid-afternoon.
Member for Surfers Paradise and Minister for Education, Training and Employment, the Honourable John-Paul Langbroek MP will join GoldLinQ Chairman John Witheriff and KDR Chief Executive Officer Vivienne King to congratulate and present one lucky passenger with a pre-loaded Go Card and a gift pack.
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Using TransLink data from platform touch-on touch-off machines measuring Go Card and paper ticket numbers it’s estimated the millionth passenger milestone will be reached at around 3:20pm.
In June 2011 GoldLinQ was awarded the contract to design, build and operate Stage one of the Gold Coast light rail system.
G:link passenger services started on 21 July 2014 and most TransLink bus routes changed to deliver a more integrated network with connections between tram, bus and train services.
The system consists of 14 trams and 16 stations, the light rail system services a 13-kilometre route between the Gold Coast University Hospital and Broadbeach.