The two-stage project will generate 6,300 direct and indirect jobs during construction and commissioning. The first stage of the Gold Coast Rapid Transit system will operate on a 13 km line between Griffith University and Broadbeach, passing through the key activity centres of Southport and Surfers Paradise. The system will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with services every 7–8 minutes during peak times, and will move up to 10,000 people an hour. The system is likely to be operational from Griffith University to Broadbeach by early 2014. According to Anna Bligh, this project will be the first light rail network of any regional Australian city.
The Gold Coast is one of the fastest growing cities in Australia. The project was first proposed in the Gold Coast City Council Transport Plan 1996 after some years of... Read More