New Gold Coast station locations announced
09 Oct 2019
The locations for three new Gold Coast rail stations were announced today.
Gold Coast station locations:
- New Pimpama station to be located off the Old Pacific Highway
- New Helensvale North station to be located next to Mangrove Jack Park, off Hope Island Road
- New Merrimac station to be located on Gooding Drive, approximately 750 metres east of the Pacific Motorway and Gooding Drive Interchange.
The new stations will support some of the fastest growing communities in South East Queensland, connecting them to the high frequency rail services made possible by Cross River Rail, and encouraging more people out of their cars and on to public transport.
Announcing the station locations is an important milestone and marks the beginning of the next phase of work needed to complete these stations.
Construction is due to commence within 2020-21, and before then we need to acquire the land for each station, finalise detailed station designs, then go to tender for procurement of construction partners, and with their appointment construction can commence.
Each location will have its own complexities and technical requirements for construction over a three-year period but all three stations will be completed and commissioned ready for the first Cross River Rail services to the Gold Coast.
The first step is to consult local communities on the specifics of each station and from today Gold Coasters are encouraged to have their say about the design concepts for each of the new stations.
Community consultation is open from 9 October to 8 November 2019.