Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2 is the 7.3 km light rail extension that connects Gold Coast University Hospital to Helensvale station.

With Stage 2 now open from 17 December, you'll be able to travel by tram from Broadbeach to Helensvale to connect with train services to Brisbane.  

Stage 2 also includes three additional stations at Helensvale, Parkwood and Parkwood East. 

While the extended light rail system opened to the public from Sunday 17 December 2017, some construction activities will continue into the New Year.  These will include: 

  • Completion of the Parkwood station pedestrian footbridge
  • Landscaping
  • Finishing works along some sections of the new shared path


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Tram timetable

Passenger services commenced on the stage 2 network from 5am on 17 December 2017 as per normal Sunday timetable.  

The trams will run every 15 minutes or better weekdays, and between 5am and midnight on weekends. 


Infographic of Gold Coast Light Rail timetable

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Visit our journey planner for full timetables or to plan your travel. 

Bus service changes

On 8 January 2018 we’re making changes to the Gold Coast bus network as the result of the opening of the Gold Coast Light Rail stage 2.

These changes will include new timetables for all bus services to reflect changing conditions on our roads.

Keep an eye on the Translink website to stay up to date. 


Helensvale station

Ariel view of tram at Olsen Avenue intersection

Helensvale station entry

Helensvale station entry