In 2016 GoldLinQ announced that CPB Contractors were the preferred design and construction partner for the Gold Coast Light Rail – Stage 2. This stage is 7.3 kilometres long, is dual track and connects the heavy rail at Helensvale to the Stage 1 Light Rail at the Gold Coast University Hospital. The project is estimated to cost about $420 million and was operational for the Commonwealth Games in 2018.
In early 2017, Meadows Consulting P/L was asked to provide survey support to Martinus Rail P/L during the track construction phase. Martinus Rail P/L were engaged by CPB Contractors specifically for the track construction discipline of the project and have been ably supported by us, with track being constructed to tight tolerances.
The 7.3km route consists of ballasted track, embedded track and track slab. The project involved two road and rail interfaces at Napper Road and Olsen Avenue. The project was successfully completed in late 2017.
From all reports the project has been a runaway success and it will provide the area with an efficient, convenient, well patronised public transport system that will service this area of the Gold Coast.