Light rail running

Queensland’s light rail system is up and running with bus routes altered to suit

Light rail running
Gold Coast's light rail

The Gold Coast’s light rail system G: is now up and running, and officials are hopeful the project will attract more investment into the area.

Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson says the $1.2 billion project will give local residents far more than a world-class public transport network.

"Light rail has a proven track record for revitalising cities by connecting people and places, and attracting investment."

Federal Member for Moncrieff Steven Ciobo says the project is a perfect example of a public-private partnership delivering the infrastructure Australia needs for a more prosperous future.

"In peak periods, each light rail vehicle will be able to carry 309 passengers, which is the equivalent of six buses."

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate says it is an exciting time for the Gold Coast and is confident this project will drive new investment and more local jobs.

"It is important for everybody to get behind the G:link and make public transport a part of everyday life," he says.

"I'm really excited about the opening and the future of this important piece of city-building infrastructure."

Light rail services will run as per the GoldLinQ timetable from 5am to 11.50pm Monday to Thursday and 24 hours on Friday and Saturday.

The track runs between the Gold Coast University Hospital station in Southport and Broadbeach South station.

Some bus routes in the Gold Coast have been altered to work more efficiently with the system, according to previous reports.

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