Gold Coast and Beenleigh line upgrades
The 89.1 km rail line from Central station to Varsity Lakes incorporates both the Gold Coast and Beenleigh lines, and supports the transport needs of these growing regions.
The Queensland Government is planning a number of major infrastructure upgrades for the Gold Coast and Beenleigh rail lines. These upgrades will both increase capacity on the existing network and extend the line to Coolangatta.
Kuraby to Loganlea third track
The Queensland Infrastructure Plan identifies the Kuraby to Loganlea third track project as the Gold Coast line's priority capacity upgrade, and is to be delivered by 2021.
Coomera to Helensvale duplication
The Queensland Infrastructure Plan identifies the duplication of the Coomera to Helensvale line as a priority capacity upgrade for the Gold Coast line, and will be delivered by 2021.
Varsity Lakes to Coolangatta
Transport and Main Roads’ Connecting SEQ 2031 plan identifies the extension of the Gold Coast line from Varsity Lakes to Coolangatta for delivery by 2031.
Since 2006 the Queensland Government has delivered four major rail infrastructure upgrades to the Gold Coast and Beenleigh rail lines.
Robina to Varsity Lakes Rail Extension
The $324.4 million Robina to Varsity Lakes Rail Extension project was completed in December 2009. The project extended the Gold Coast rail line 4.1 km from Robina to a new station at Varsity Lakes.
Helensvale to Robina duplication
The Helensvale to Robina project built a second track on the 16.6 km rail line between these stations, and was completed in August 2008.
Salisbury to Kuraby third rail track
Completed in 2008, the Salisbury to Kuraby project built a third rail track between these stations to carry express trains to and from the Gold Coast, as well as upgrading seven stations from Coopers Plains to Kuraby.
Ormeau to Coomera duplication
The Ormeau to Coomera project duplicated the 7 km rail line between Ormeau and Coomera, and was completed in October 2006.