Helensvale railway station

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Helensvale
Helensvale Railway Station, Queensland, Oct 2012.jpg
Southbound view in October 2012
LocationTown Centre Drive, Helensvale
Coordinates27°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 byQueensland Rail
Operated byQueensland Rail
G:link
Line(s)Gold Coast
Distance68.26 kilometres from Central
Platforms4 (2 islands)
Tracks4
Construction
Structure typeGround
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusStaffed
Station code600119 (platform 1)
600245 (platform 2)
600837 (platform 4)
600836 (platform 5)
Fare zonego card 5
WebsiteQueensland Rail
History
Opened25 February 1996
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
toward Bowen Hills
Gold Coast Line
G:link
TerminusG:link

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.

History[edit]

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]

Photo of station
The light rail platforms

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

Train Services[edit]

Helensvale is served by Gold Coast line services from Varsity Lakes to Bowen Hills, Doomben and Brisbane Airport Domestic.[8]

Services by platform[edit]

Platform Line Destinations Notes
1 Gold Coast Varsity Lakes [9]
2 Gold Coast Brisbane Airport via City [10]
4 G:link Broadbeach South [11]
5 G:link Broadbeach South [12]

Bus Transport connections[edit]

Surfside Buslines operate ten routes from Helensvale station:

Tram Services[edit]

Helensvale is the northern terminus of the G:Link light rail. With one tram every 7 minutes to Broadbeach South.

References[edit]

  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 17 May 2018.
  7. ^ Gold Coast light rail Stage 2 opens early International Railway Journal 18 December 2017
  8. ^ "Airport/Gold Coast Line timetable". TransLink. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  9. ^ Helensvale Platform 1 TransLink
  10. ^ Helensvale Platform 2 TransLink
  11. ^ Helensvale Platform 4 TransLink
  12. ^ Helensvale Platform 5 TransLink
  13. ^ "Route 704 timetable". TransLink. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  14. ^ "Route 710 timetable". TransLink. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  15. ^ "Route 714 timetable". TransLink. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  16. ^ "Route 715 timetable". TransLink. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  17. ^ "Route 716 timetable". TransLink. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  18. ^ "Route 717 timetable". TransLink. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  19. ^ "Route 718 timetable". TransLink. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  20. ^ "Route TX7 timetable". TransLink. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  21. ^ "Route 723 timetable". TransLink. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  22. ^ "Route 725 timetable". TransLink. Retrieved 14 December 2018.

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