With the official opening of the Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2 this Sunday, Gold Coasters will be able to ride the G:Link from Broadbeach right through to Helensvale.
The 7.3 km light rail extension connects the existing Gold Coast University Hospital station to a new station at Helensvale, with station stops at Parkwood and Parkwood East in between.
It will take passengers 11 minutes to travel from the Helensvale station to Gold Coast University Hospital station.
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At the Helensvale station, passengers will be able to connect with translink train services to Brisbane.
Gold Coasters will also be able to make use of two new park ‘n’ ride facilities, with 400 parks at Helensvale station and 1000 parks at Parkwood station.
Passenger services will commence on the Stage 2 network from 5am on Sunday as per the normal Sunday timetable. Trams will run every 15 minutes or better weekdays, and between 5am and midnight on weekends.
While the extended light rail system will be open to the public from Sunday, some construction activities will continue into the New Year. These will include:
- Completion of the Parkwood station pedestrian footbridge
- Finishing works along some sections of the new shared path
For more information on the Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2, visit: ridetheg.com.au