Crash brings Gold Coast tram to grinding halt

UPDATE: A MAN has been taken to hospital after the van he was driving collided with a packed tram at Northcliffe. 

The accident happened just before 4pm at the intersection of Gold Coast Highway and Wharf Road, outside the Crowne Plaza.

There are early reports suggesting the van may have been attempting an illegal U-turn at the time of the collision.


A 50-year-old man – believed to be the driver of the van – has been taken to Gold Coast University Hospital with a shoulder injury.

There’s been no injuries reported on board the tram. Emergency services are on the scene, as are light rail technicians.

Services have been suspended in both directions between Cavill Avenue and Broadbeach South stations.

There’s no further information available at this time.

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