Cross River Rail is working with the Department of Transport and Main Roads to plan and deliver three new stations at Pimpama, Hope Island, and Merrimac/Worongary on the Gold Coast line.View Station
The Delivery Authority has engaged Acciona Georgiou Joint Venture (AGJV) in a collaborative Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) phase to enable a Design and Construction agreement to deliver Hope Island station. The ECI phase has commenced, and construction is planned to start in 2023.
AGJV is the head contractor delivering the Coomera Connector Stage 1 North package, located immediately adjacent to the Hope Island station. Integration and delivery of both projects under one contractor has been determined as the preferred delivery solution to reduce project interface risks including safety, construction and delivery timeframes.
The Delivery Authority will continue to work closely with the Coomera Connector Project Team, Department of Transport and Main Roads and City of Gold Coast Council throughout delivery to minimise impacts to residents and stakeholders.
Site establishment activities – Mangrove Jack Park
From 30 January 2023, the existing vehicle access and car parking facilities at Mangrove Jack Park, off Hope Island Road, Helensvale, will close to the public to enable Acciona Georgiou Joint venture (AGJV) to establish a temporary site compound for Coomera Connector Stage 1 North. This area of Mangrove Jack Park will also become part of the new Hope Island Station and will remain closed for the duration of construction.
Early construction works for the new Hope Island station are planned to commence in early 2023.
Further information will be available prior to works on Hope Island station starting.
For more information regarding these works, please contact the project team.
Benefits for Hope Island
Hope Island station will provide the local community with greater access to convenient rail services; expanding options for easy travel within the Gold Coast, as well as to Brisbane.
The new Hope Island station will include the following features:
2. Provision for future car park expansion
3. Future Coomera Connector project
4. Lighting and CCTV throughout car park and station
5. Six accessible car parks
6. Two through-lifts on each platform
7. Accessible kiss ‘n’ ride bays
8. Accessible taxi bays
9. Bus stops
10. Bus parking
12. Planned connection to local pedestrian and cycle paths
13. Existing pedestrian connections
14. Station building and ticketing
15. Stairs connecting entry level to platforms
16. New signalised intersection
17. Water overflow basin
18. Existing phone tower
19. Existing sewer station
In response to strong community feedback to increase parking capacity at Hope Island, the Delivery Authority and AGJV are investigating options to enable car parking expansion to be delivered as part of a staged approach.
The Hope Island station will be located next to Mangrove Jack Park, off Hope Island Road and is scheduled to be open in time for the first Cross River Rail services to the Gold Coast.
The Delivery Authority is currently out to market for a contractor to finalise the design and construct Hope Island station.
Further studies are being undertaken including traffic management, hydrology, noise and environment assessments to further refine and finalise the design in preparation for construction.
The community will be kept updated as the station design is finalised and will be notified of the construction program and activities well in advance of works commencing on site.
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