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Gold Coast Light Rail - Stage 2

In July 2016, works commenced on Stage 2 of the Gold Coast Light Rail, which will connect the existing light rail system at Southport to heavy rail at the Helensvale station.

The 7.3 kilometre route runs 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.

The preferred alignment provides a cost-effective solution by efficiently using existing road and rail corridors, therefore reducing impacts on the community and the environment.

The $420 million project is jointly funded by state and federal government, and the City of Gold Coast. Stage 2 is expected to be complete and fully operational by February 2018, weather permitting.

Aerial view of stage two construction at Olsen Avenue and Wintergreen/Parklands Drive intersection

Aerial view of stage two construction at Olsen Avenue and Wintergreen/Parklands Drive intersection

Redcliffe Peninsula Line (Moreton Bay Rail Link)

The Redcliffe Peninsula Line officially opened in October 2016 and is a 12.6 kilometre dual track passenger rail line between Petrie and Kippa-Ring, including six rail stations at Kallangur, Murrumba Downs, Mango Hill, Mango Hill East, Rothwell and Kippa-Ring.

The Redcliffe Peninsula Line provides a reliable, economical and faster alternative to driving to Brisbane's CBD during peak periods. It also reduces congestion on the road network, including the Bruce Highway and provides better access to major employment centres both within and outside the Moreton Bay Region.

The new rail line is part of a $1.2 billion program of public transport improvements for the Moreton Bay Region, funded by the federal government, state government and Moreton Bay Regional Council. The program includes the rail line, Petrie to Lawnton track duplication and the Rothwell Intersection Upgrade.

Coomera to Helensvale track duplication

Queensland Rail is duplicating the final section of single track on the Gold Coast rail line, between Coomera and Helensvale stations.

This project will allow for improvements to Gold Coast rail line services for GC2018 and beyond construction including:

The $163 million project is scheduled for completion in late-2017, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Passenger Transport Facilities Program

The Passenger Transport Facilities Program delivers critical enabling infrastructure to support the provision of a reliable, safe, accessible, and integrated passenger transport network. The program funds capital investment for passenger transport infrastructure that delivers value-for-money, supports growth in demand, improves network legibility and ensures equitable access.

Investments include:

Investment in park 'n' ride facilities

Park 'n' ride facilities serve a critical role in connecting people to public transport. These facilities are an effective means of providing greater access to public transport, and can assist in reducing congestion on our roads.

Investment in park 'n' ride facilities during the year included:

The new Thorneside park 'n' ride facilities have provided much needed additional car parking spaces for commuters

The new Thorneside park 'n' ride facilities have provided much needed additional car parking spaces for commuters

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