G:link’s popularity proving a public transport success

While our Aussie athletes keep clocking up medals at the Commonwealth Games, the Gold Coast light rail network has been clocking up trips.

More than one million trips have been taken to and from Games venues since the opening ceremony last week.

G:link services alone have carried nearly 100,000 passengers a day since Thursday, which is three times the daily average.


Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said the increased passenger numbers show how important the light rail is to the Gold Coast’s transport system.

“It’s great to see so many people using the light rail network and other public transport modes to travel to events during the Commonwealth Games.

“Light rail services have been operating 24 hours a day during the Games, with services running every six minutes during peak event periods,” he said.

Mr Bailey said the light rail network had provided a world class integrated public transport system on the Gold Coast.

“It is clear south-east Queensland commuters have responded well to taking all forms of public transport during the Games,” he said.

With seven days of action still to come, we’re being urged to continue to plan our journey’s ahead of time by using the GC2018 Journey Planner, here.