Power outage shuts down entire Gold Coast tram network

GOLD Coast trams remain suspended, more than 12 hours after a power outage shut down the network.

Services ground to a halt around 3:30am on Saturday due to an “electrical power supply problem”.

Twelve hours later, and the entire network is still off the grid. As a result, 20 buses have replaced services and are transporting customers along the tram corridor.


Additional G:link staff have also been deployed at key locations across the network to assist customers.

GoldlinQ CEO Phil Mumford said technicians were frantically working to restore power to the system.

“We have been working closely with Surfside Buses to provide replacement bus services, and these can be accessed from the bus stops located near light rail stations that also service the 700 night bus route,” Mr Mumford said.

“GoldlinQ apologises for the disruption and thanks customers for their patience while we make every effort to restore tram services.”

Passengers are being urged to allow extra time for their journey.

You can visit translink.com.au or contact 13 12 30 for updates.