Riding the G: What you need know when using the Gold Coast light rail

AFTER months of testing, Gold Coasters will soon get to jump on board the G:Link.

Here are the things you need to remember when riding the light rail:

[signoff icon=”icon-pin”]1. Find where you want to go
Look at the station route to find where you are and where you want to go. Make sure that you go to the correct platform (northbound/southbound). [/signoff]


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Check the route guide at the station to see which platform you need to be on. PHOTO: myGC

[signoff icon=”icon-pin”]2. Buy and validate your ticket
You can use your TransLink’s go card when riding the G:Link. The fare on the G:link is the same as the bus fare over the same route.
Simply touch on at the reader on the platform at the beginning of your journey and then touch off again at the end when you disembark. Your fare will be automatically deducted from your card balance.
Single use paper tickets will also be available for one off travel. [/signoff]

remember to ‘touch off’ with your go card

‘Touch on’ with your go card at the beginning of your journey and ‘touch off’ at the end. PHOTO: myGC

[signoff icon=”icon-pin”]3. Get on board
Once you are ready to board the tram, wait on the platform behind the safety line. Wait for passengers to exit the tram before getting on board. [/signoff]

[signoff icon=”icon-pin”]4. On board the G
Once you board the tram, make sure you stand clear of the doors and hold on to a pole or seat back if you’re standing as trams may brake suddenly.
The trams also have allocated spaces for passengers using wheelchairs, prams, or mobility aids. Please be sure to make these areas available for people who need them. [/signoff]

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Priority seating is yellow and designated for people with disabilities, seniors, pregnant woman and adults with small children. PHOTO: myGC

[signoff icon=”icon-pin”]5. Exit the tram
The trams have information displays which show the next stops, and also announcements to alert passengers about the next station. Make sure that you are prepared and ready to exit the tram as you pull into the station, to allow time for the other passengers to board.
Once off the station, remember to ‘touch off’ with your go card. [/signoff]

[signoff icon=”icon-pin”]6. Leave the station
All stations are accessible via ramps to provide improved access for passengers with prams, who use mobility aids (wheelchairs, scooters or motorised vehicles), or who find using stairs difficult.
There are designated crossing points near each station. When crossing, be sure to watch out for trams coming in both directions and cross when signalled to do so.[/signoff]

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Follow the signs to ensure you leave the station safely. PHOTO: myGC

For more information, download the My G: app for your mobile or visit www.RideTheG.com.au.