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.
Until early November, temporary eastbound lane closures, speed reductions and night works will continue to enable the completion and connection of the road surface along the Smith Street Motorway to the newly constructed concrete roadside barriers.
In early September 2017, testing and commissioning of the light rail system commenced with tram movements across the intersection at Olsen Avenue and Wintergreen Drive and at Napper Road and Smith Street. Trams will initially be tested at night.
From Thursday 9 November 2017, Platform 2 will re-open at Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) station. All southbound trams will leave from the re-opened Platform 2 on the hospital side of the station, and will stop all stations to Broadbeach South.
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