Gold Coast trams to begin testing new timetable today

Motorists and pedestrians are being urged to be careful, with tram testing for the new line to Helensvale getting underway today.

G.Link says services between GCUH and Broadbeach South will continue as normal. However, once at the GCUH, trams will enter into “Out of Service” mode and will continue north without passengers on board.

With Stage 2 of the light rail now in the testing and commissioning phase, people are being urged to remain cautious around the Olsen Avenue and Napper Road intersections.


“While stations may look complete, the area remains a construction zone and trams will not carry passengers north of the Gold Coast University Hospital until passenger operations commence in early 2018,” a Goldlinq spokesperson said.

Trams will run at the same frequency during the new testing timetable, however the time of departure may change slightly, with passengers being urged to download the MyG: app to stay up to date.

Stage 2 of the tram is expected to be fully operational by the beginning of 2018.