Helensvale railway station

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Helensvale
Helensvale Railway Station, Queensland, Oct 2012.jpg
Southbound view in October 2012
LocationTown Centre Drive, Helensvale
Coordinates 27°51′09″S153°19′01″E / 27.8525°S 153.3169°E / -27.8525; 153.3169 Coordinates: 27°51′09″S153°19′01″E / 27.8525°S 153.3169°E / -27.8525; 153.3169
Owned by Queensland 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 zone go card 5
Website Queensland Rail
History
Opened25 February 1996
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station  Queensland Rail  Following station
toward  Bowen Hills
Gold Coast Line
toward  Varsity Lakes
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.

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History

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 Helensvale Railway Station, Queensland, Apr 2012.JPG
Photo of station
The light rail platforms GLink tram at Helensvale Station, Gold Coast (31505862508).jpg
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

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

Services by platform

PlatformLineDestinationsNotes
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 connections

Surfside Buslines operate eleven routes from Helensvale station:

Tram Services

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

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References

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  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.
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