New trams on track for Gold Coast Light Rail

Two new trams have arrived at the Port of Brisbane, the first of four additional trams for the Gold Coast Light Rail project.

The new trams are part of stage two of the project which includes four new 60-tonne, 43m FLEXITY 2 trams with 309 person capacity, as well as the laying of 7.3km of tack and three new stations at Helensvale, Parkwood and Parkwood East.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Transport, Jackie Trad, said the Queensland Government has hit a milestone in the delivery of stage two of  the Gold Coast Light Rail.

“These brand new trams, which are the same as those used on stage one, will now be tested on-track to ensure the trams are safe and reliable before opening for passenger services,” Ms Trad said.

“It will also give our drivers the chance to familiarise themselves with the new 7.3km extension over the coming months.

“These FLEXITY 2 trams are the only trams in the world to have surfboard racks, something so unique and synonymous with the wonderful vibe on the Gold Coast, and the cabin front was specially designed to include a wave motif as part of the driver cabin windows.

“Another two trams are still at sea, making their way to Australia and will arrive on the Gold Coast in October.”

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