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Helensvale railway station

Helensvale railway station is a major public transport interchange in Gold Coast suburb of Helensvale. Helensvale railway station is served by the Queensland Rail Citytrain network Gold Coast line, G:link light rail and Surfside Buslines bus services.

Helensvale
Helensvale Railway Station, Queensland, Oct 2012.jpg
Southbound view in October 2012
Location Town Centre Drive, Helensvale
Coordinates 27°51′09″S 153°19′01″E / 27.8525°S 153.3169°E / -27.8525; 153.3169Coordinates: 27°51′09″S 153°19′01″E / 27.8525°S 153.3169°E / -27.8525; 153.3169
Owned by Queensland Rail
Operated by Queensland Rail
G:link
Line(s) Gold Coast
Distance 68.26 kilometres from Central
Platforms 4 (2 islands)
Tracks 4
Construction
Structure type Ground
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code 600119 (platform 1)
600245 (platform 2)
600837 (platform 4)
600836 (platform 5)
Fare zone go card 5
Website Queensland Rail
History
Opened 25 February 1996
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
toward Bowen Hills
Gold Coast Line
G:link
TerminusG:link

Contents

HistoryEdit

Helensvale station opened on 25 February 1996 as the terminus of the Gold Coast line from Beenleigh.[1] The line was later extended to Nerang on 16 December 1997.[2] When opened, Helensvale station was also served by a CountryLink road coach service from Murwillumbah, this was diverted when the line was extended south.[3]

A track duplication to the north of the station, linking with Coomera, was completed in October 2017.[4] The new track provides additional capacity in time for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The duplication required the construction of eight new rail bridges, including one with a span of 860 metres across the Coomera River, Hope Island Road and Saltwater Creek.[5]

On 18 December 2017, Helensvale became the northern terminus of the G:link light rail line with an additional two platforms opening.[6][7]

Services by platformEdit

Platform Line Destinations Notes
1 Gold Coast Varsity Lakes [8]
2 Gold Coast Brisbane Airport via City [9]
4 G:link Broadbeach South [10]
5 G:link Broadbeach South [11]

Bus Transport connectionsEdit

Surfside Buslines operate ten routes from Helensvale station:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gold Coast Line Opens" Railway Digest April 1996 page 17
  2. ^ "Nerang extension opens but bus to Surfers still faster" Railway Digest February 1998 page 22
  3. ^ "Murwillumbah XPT - Helensvale Connection" Railway Digest December 1996 page 15
  4. ^ Hon. Jackie Trad (3 October 2017). "$163M Gold Coast rail upgrade complete well ahead of Commonwealth Games" (Press release). Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Gold Coast heavy rail duplication on track for Commonwealth Games". Queensland Rail. 16 December 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  6. ^ "GoldLinQ Stage 2". www.gclrstage2.com. Retrieved 2018-05-17.
  7. ^ Gold Coast light rail Stage 2 opens early International Railway Journal 18 December 2017
  8. ^ Helensvale Platform 1 TransLink
  9. ^ Helensvale Platform 2 TransLink
  10. ^ Helensvale Platform 4 TransLink
  11. ^ Helensvale Platform 5 TransLink
  12. ^ Route 704 timetable TransLink 8 January 2018
  13. ^ Route 710 timetable TransLink 8 January 2018
  14. ^ a b c d Routes 714-717 timetable TransLink 8 January 2018
  15. ^ Route 718 timetable TransLink 8 January 2018
  16. ^ a b c Routes TX7, 723, 725 timetable TransLink 8 January 2018

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