G:link trams offer 24-hour weekend service

G:LINK trams will operate 24-hours over weekends, offering revelers a safe and cheap trip home after a night out.

The light rail is expected to run between Southport and Broadbeach from 5am to midnight during the week, operating every 7.5 minutes between 7am-7pm and every 15 minutes between 5am-7am and 7pm-midnight.

Catering for entertainment precinct, 24-hour weekend operations will run from midnight Friday until midnight Sunday.


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For more information, visit GoldLinQ’s website.

The system’s launch will lead to a few minor changes to the current bus timetable.

Buses 709, 740 and 777 will run every 15 minutes from Helensvale Station to Griffith University, Surfers Paradise to Nerang and the Airport to Burleigh Heads and Broadbeach, while 15 existing routes will be extended from Pacific Fair to Broadbeach South station.

Travelling the entire track is set to cost go card commuters approximately $4.14, or $6.10 for a single-use paper ticket.

All 16 stations are equipped with ticket machines where passengers can purchase their paper tickets or ‘top-up’ their cards.

Each of the 14 air-conditioned trams are designed to accommodate up to 309 passengers, with 80 seated and 229 standing.

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Tram testing in Surfers Paradise. IMAGE: Carla Tooma (myGC)

APPROXIMATE PRICES (Subject to change)

  • Single paper ticket – Adults, $6.10; Concession, $3.10 (2 zones)
  • go card – Adults, $4.14; Concession, $2.07 – (2 zones)
  • go card (Off-peak) – Adults, $3.32; Concession, $1.66 – (2 zones)

MONDAY – FRIDAY TIMETABLE

  • Midnight – 05:00am: No Service
  • 05:00am – 07:00am: Every 15 minutes
  • 07:00am – 7:00pm: Every 7.5 minutes
  • 7.00pm – midnight: Every 15 minutes

SATURDAY – SUNDAY TIMETABLE

  • Midnight – 05:00am: Every 30 minutes
  • 05:00am – 07:00am: Every 15 minutes
  • 07:00am – 7:00pm: Every 10 minutes
  • 7.00pm – midnight: Every 15 minutes

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