THE G:LINK trams will start testing the tracks in Broadbeach by the end of the month.
Power to the light rail project’s southern-most section was today switched on, the first time the entire 13km corridor was brought online.
Assistant Minister for Public Transport Steve Minnikin said progress on the project is full steam-ahead.
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“Trams will be moving in the Broadbeach area soon and safety is the responsibility of all road users,” he said.
Mr Minnikin said Broadbeach had been transformed into what will be a public transport hub.
“This is not only the southern-most light rail stop for stage one but also a major bus and tram interchange, which will see residents and tourists link to southern Gold Coast bus services seamlessly with a tram heading north in the city,” he said.
“Broadbeach South Station is one of the major light rail stops on the corridor and will include a kiosk, bike locker and go card ticketing facilities.”
Motorists are reminded to follow existing Queensland road rules including only doing a U-Turn at signed intersections, cars and pedestrians only crossing intersections when they have a green light and watching out for all traffic, including trams.
Trams have been testing on the Gold Coast since September 2013 and an extensive awareness campaign has reached more than 2 million people.