Have your say ahead of Light Rail Stage 2 launch

We can have a say on proposed changes to bus services ahead of the opening of Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Transport Jackie Trad said “Stage 2 of Gold Coast Light Rail is an incredibly important piece of transport infrastructure that will connect the existing light rail system at Southport to heavy rail at the Helensvale station”.

“The new light rail connections will give people more choice when travelling on public transport and we want the community to get involved to ensure we get the best outcome for residents and visitors to the Gold Coast.


“Proposed changes include upgrading three routes to 15 minute frequencies, realigning route 705 along Old Burleigh Road to provide greater consistency and improving service reliability to theme parks.

“We will be looking for feedback on how people currently connect to transport and how this can be improved when light rail stage 2 is open.

“The Palaszczuk Government remains strongly committed to building a reliable public transport network on the Gold Coast.”

Ms Trad said that community consultation sessions would be held at the following locations and times:

  • Mon 24 April                9:00am-5:30pm          Harbour Town
  • Sat 29 April                 9:00am-5:30pm          Westfield Helensvale
  • Thurs 4 May                9:00am-1:00pm          Gold Coast University Hospital
  • Fri 5 May                     9:00am-5:30pm          Runaway Bay shopping centre
  • Sat 6 May                   9:00am-7:00pm           Pacific Fair
  • Mon 8 May                  9:00am-1:00pm          Elanora Library

Changes are proposed for routes 700, 705, 709, 713, 719, 720, 765, TX1, TX2 and TX3.

Local residents are invited to drop in to see the planned changes, ask questions and provide feedback which will be used to inform the final bus network.

Residents can also go online to haveyoursay.translink.com.au to view the proposed changes and provide feedback via the online survey.

Consultation will be open until Sunday 14 May 2017.

The $420 million Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2 project will provide up to 1000 direct and indirect jobs during construction.