Five million catch ‘the G’

Since its launch in July 2014, the Gold Coast light rail system, dubbed ‘the G’ has had more than five million paid trips. The equivalent of each person in Queensland making a trip.

The Gold Coast light rail project is one of the biggest public transport projects in the country, and the biggest transport infrastructure project ever undertaken on the Gold Coast.

Image credit @thebridegene
Patronage across the tram and bus system have increased by 22.6 per cent in the first 8 months since the G and bus network changes were implemented.

TransLink's Deputy Director-General Stephen Banaghan said "What the Gold Coast trams have created is a measurable and real global increase in commuters using both trams and buses across the whole network."

It seems the students from Griffith University are making use of the network. Many of the 20,000 students are getting on board. When the semester started there was a 34.1 per cent increase at use of the Griffith University Hospital campus stop.

Read more about ‘the G’ in the links below.


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