Stage 2 of the Gold Coast light rail is a 7.3 kilometre light rail link between Parkwood and Helensvale.
In August 2015 the Queensland Government announced a preferred route for Stage 2 running from Helensvale heavy rail station adjacent to the Gold Coast Line, then adjacent to the Smith Street Motorway to connect with Stage 1 at the Gold Coast University Hospital light rail station.
GoldLinQ conducted a procurement process for Stage 2 and in March 2016 CPB Contractors was announced as the preferred design and construction partner with contracts finalised in April ahead of major construction, which commenced in July.
The $420 million project will be delivered with a $270 million contribution from the Queensland Government, $95 million from the Australian Government and up to $55 million from the City of Gold Coast.
From Sunday 28 to Tuesday 30 January 2018 temporary night time closures of Smith Street will be required nightly between 7:00pm until 4:00am to complete the Parkwood station pedestrian footbridge. During these works, Napper Road eastbound and southbound will be detoured.
From 28–30 January, between the hours of 7:00pm to last service, buses will replace trams from Helensvale to Gold Coast University Hospital. Busses will operate to the light rail timetable from nearby bus replacement stops.
A 7.3 kilometre connection from heavy rail to light rail.
An 11 minute trip from Helensvale station to Gold Coast University Hospital station.
Convenient for commuters with two park ‘n’ ride facilities, providing an additional 400 parks at Helensvale station and 1000 parks at Parkwood station.
Linking the Gold Coast and Brisbane by rail like never before.
*Approximate travel times only