Higher than expected light rail patronage, overall growth in all public transport patronage and decreased road traffic…. how did the Gold Coast achieve this?
Page eight of the latest ARA Newsletter offers some insight:
Australasia’s newest Light Rail project on the Gold Coast recorded its 5 millionth passenger in April, reaching Year 2 patronage figures in its first 9 months of operation.
Redesign of the region’s bus network linking to light rail and heavy rail
helped drive 22.6 percent growth in Gold Coast public transport patronage.
Traffic volumes on the Gold Coast Highway fell 5 percent since introduction of light rail in July 2014. Pressure is growing for approval to proceed with Stage 2 that connects with heavy rail at Helensvale station.