Tram makes first day trip into Surfers

IN WHAT will be a major milestone for the Gold Coast light rail project, the first tram to cross the Nerang River during the day will do so on Thursday.

After testing in Southport began in September 2013, the first tram to cross the completed bridge over the Nerang River will travel into northern Surfers Paradise on Thursday morning.

It will be the most southern journey a tram has made so far on the Gold Coast.


Consisting of 14 trams and 16 stations, once completed the light rail system will service a 13-kilometre route between the Gold Coast University Hospital and Broadbeach.

In partnership with the Queensland Government and Gold Coast City Council, GoldLinQ awas awarded the contract to design, build and operate State One of the Gold Coast light rail system.

The $1.2 billion world-class public transport system is scheduled to commence operations in 2014.