Creating a world-class,
sustainable, city changing,
integrated light rail system for
the Gold Coast
*Artist impressions are based on reference design and are subject to change.
In mid-March 2016, CPB Contractors was announced as GoldlinQ's preferred contractor for Stage 2 and commenced construction in July 2016.
The Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2 extension between the Gold Coast University Hospital and Helensvale stations opened for passenger services on Monday 18 December 2017, well in advance of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
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On Thursday 6 August 2015 the Queensland Government requested that GoldLinQ initiate the industry engagement to investigate the extension of the Gold Coast Light Rail from Gold Coast University Hospital to Helensvale (referred to as Stage 2).
The extension aims to provide a seamless public transport connection with heavy rail, providing an important integrated public transport solution for the people of South East Queensland.
Accordingly, GoldLinQ completed a tender process for the design and construction of Stage 2 of the Gold Coast Light Rail.
Six submissions from leading national and international companies were received during an Expressions of Interest period which closed on Friday 28 August. In mid-March 2016, CPB Contractors was announced as GoldlinQ's preferred contractor for Stage 2.
Stage 2 will be operated and maintained by GoldLinQ to maintain consistency with the Stage 1 system.
The Gold Coast Light Rail system has been designed to be delivered in a number of stages to respond to the growth of the Gold Coast. Future stages are subject to funding however Queensland Government and City of Gold Coast transport plans have identified potential future stages extending 42 kilometres from the heavy rail system at the northern end of the Gold Coast and connect activity centres along the coastal strip to the Gold Coast Airport at Coolangatta.
Following Stage 1, a connection between light and heavy rail was identified as the next highest investment priority for the system.