Thursday 14th Nov, 2019

Three new rail stations for the Gold Coast

Photo: new Pimpama station, Cross River Rail

Construction towards three new Gold Coast train stations will begin in 2020-21.

“More than 120 jobs will be created during construction of these train stations – infrastructure that will help Gold Coasters get from A to B faster and more efficiently,” said Minister for Cross River Rail Kate Jones, in early October.

“The Gold Coast is growing fast and the Palaszczuk Government is building the infrastructure needed to support this growth.”

The new stations will be: the Pimpama station, located off the Old Pacific Highway; Helensvale North station located next to Mangrove Jack Park, off Hope Island Road; and the Merrimac station located on Gooding Drive, approximately 750 metres east of the Pacific Motorway and Gooding Drive Interchange.

“We’re building these stations because we know public transport makes a real impact on people’s lives,” said Assistant Tourism Industry Development Minister Meaghan Scanlon

“This is a down payment on the future of the Gold Coast,” she said.

Prior to construction, the government will need to acquire the land for each station, finalise the station designs, and then go to tender for procurement of construction partners.

According to the Queensland government, public consultation will begin immediately. It expects all three stations to be completed in three years and operational with the start of the Cross River Rail network.

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