stage 2

GCLR Stage 2 ā€“ Linking light rail to Helensvale

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.


On Thursday 21 and Monday 25 September 2017, the first of four new trams for Stage 2 will arrive on the Gold Coast.  For more information, click here.


From Friday 8.00pm 22 September to 5.00am Monday 25 September, a full weekend closure of the Smith Street eastbound merge onto the Smith Street Motorway is required to continue preparing the road surface adjacent to the concrete barriers, weather permitting. For more information, click here.


In mid-August, temporary eastbound lane closures, speed reductions and night works commenced 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.

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Stage 2 is:


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 ā€˜nā€™ 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.

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