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Department of Transport and Main Roads

Our 2018 Commonwealth Games legacy

The 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games was a significant investment in Queensland’s future. For the Department of Transport and Main Roads, the event brought forward improvements in infrastructure, service planning and delivery for the long-term benefit of our growing state.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games was an enthralling, once-in-a-lifetime event for Transport and Main Roads and has shaped its own legacy within the department. It has set a new benchmark for our commitment to improving and refining the state’s integrated transport network to be efficient, safe and accessible to everyone.

To capture our contribution to Queensland’s Commonwealth Games legacy, we have produced a Games legacy video.

Video transcript

A colourful montage of road infrastructure, public transport, building in progress and crowds of people for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

We faced a huge task in preparing our transport network for the Games.

Almost $1 billion invested in infrastructure.

$357.7 million in road improvements.

Including $160.7 million upgrades to key Gold Coast areas.

An Australian-first Continuous Flow Intersection.

$420 million Gold Coast Light Rail stage 2.

We encouraged behaviour change to use public transport and reduce congestion.

13 extra park ‘n’ rides and 8 transport hubs.

More than 700,000 trips planned using GC2018 Journey Planner.

Transport Coordination Centre monitored the network 24/7.

Shuttle bus network connected 1.5 million spectators to Games venues.

Our friendly volunteers helped everyone to and from their events.

For spectators, this meant more time to have fun and celebrate.

We brought our transport partners together.

Making sure our network met the event’s high-demand.

More than 5.5 million trips on public transport.

More than 600,000 train trips on the Gold Coast line.

2.3 million trips on Surfside Buslines.

More than 1.1 million passengers on light rail.

More than 27km of dedicated Games Lanes for athletes.

$163 million Coomera to Helensvale rail duplication.

A Games Route Network covering more than 300km.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games was a significant investment in our future.

Reinvigorating our transport network for our growing state.

We’re proud to have helped make this event a positive, lasting legacy for Queensland.

Thank you Queensland for helping us make the Games a success.

Last updated 04 March 2024