KEY MILESTONE: New Gold Coast train stations a step closer

In an exciting step towards better public transport on the Gold Coast, contractors are now locked in to deliver all three new train stations being built at Pimpama, Hope Island and Merrimac.

Acciona Georgiou Joint Venture (AGJV) has been awarded the contract to design and build Hope Island station.

AGJV is already delivering the Coomera Connector Stage 1 North package, which sits right next to the Hope Island station site. Having the same contractor deliver both projects helps solve complex logistical and interface challenges – particularly around safety and delivery timeframes.

Render of the future Hope Island station.

Meanwhile, Fulton Hogan will design and build Merrimac station, finalising major contractor procurement for the three new stations after ADCO Constructions was locked in to deliver Pimpama station in early-2023.

The new stations will service some of Australia’s fastest growing suburbs and include a range of features, including kiss ‘n’ ride and commuter parking facilities, integrated bus stops and connections to nearby pedestrian and cycle paths.

Major construction is underway at Pimpama, while enabling works and site investigations have started at Hope Island and Merrimac. The stations are scheduled to be operational in line with the first Cross River Rail services to the Gold Coast.