Helensvale railway station

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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 City network
Line(s) Gold Coast
Distance 68.26 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Ground
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code 600119 (platform 1)
600245 (platform 2)
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

Helensvale railway station is located on the Gold Coast line in Queensland, Australia. It serves the Gold Coast suburb of Helensvale. A track duplication to the north of the station, linking with Coomera is underway to allow for additional capacity in time for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The duplication will require 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.[1]

History[edit]

Helensvale station opened on 25 February 1996 as the terminus of the Gold Coast line from Beenleigh.[2] The line was later extended to Nerang on 16 December 1997.[3] When opened, Helensvale station was also served by a CountryLink road coach service from Murwillumbah, this was diverted when the line was extended south.[4]

Services[edit]

Helensvale is served by Gold Coast line services from Varsity Lakes to Bowen Hills, Doomben and Brisbane Airport Domestic.[5]

Services by platform[edit]

Platform Line Destinations Notes
1 Gold Coast Varsity Lakes [6]
2 Gold Coast Bowen Hills, Doomben & Brisbane Airport Domestic [7]

Transport links[edit]

Surfside Buslines operate eleven routes from Helensvale station:

An extension to the G:link light rail system is proposed to terminate at Helensvale station. It would operate to the current terminus at Gold Coast University Hospital and then via the existing line to Southport, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. The extension is expected to open before the 2018 Commonwealth Games.[14] Helensvale station would offer the first interchange between G:link and the Queensland Rail system.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gold Coast heavy rail duplication on track for Commonwealth Games". Queensland Rail. 16 December 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Gold Coast Line Opens" Railway Digest April 1996 page 17
  3. ^ "Nerang extension opens but bus to Surfers still faster" Railway Digest February 1998 page 22
  4. ^ "Murwillumbah XPT - Helensvale Connection" Railway Digest December 1996 page 15
  5. ^ Gold Coast line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  6. ^ Helensvale Platform 1 TransLink
  7. ^ Helensvale Platform 2 TransLink
  8. ^ Route 704 timetable TransLink 21 July 2014
  9. ^ Route 709 timetable TransLink 21 July 2014
  10. ^ Route 710 timetable TransLink 21 July 2014
  11. ^ a b c d Routes 714-717 timetable TransLink 21 July 2014
  12. ^ Route 718 timetable TransLink 21 July 2014
  13. ^ a b c Routes 720, 723, 725 timetable TransLink 21 July 2014
  14. ^ "Stage two of Gold Coast light rail on track for Commonwealth Games". Queensland Government. 11 October 2015. 

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