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Ride the G for free!

By Andrew Bell

Celebrate the near completion of the Gold Coast light rail network with a free travel day on 12 July, 2014. The new blue and yellow trams are the Gold Coast's first light rail network and will allow residents to take in the sights of Main Beach, pack a picnic and head along to Broadwater Parklands or stroll down Broadbeach Mall. 

New Surfers Paradise property owners can explore the area with 16 stops to choose from. The new light rail network will cover 13kms, stretching from Gold Coast University Hospital to Broadbeach South and intersect with the existing bus network.

The G:link trams are also the first in the world to be equipped with surfboard racks, so take advantage of Surfers Paradise's beautiful coastline and hit the waves. The beach is patrolled all year round and even in winter the average high is 21 degrees.

Light rail has been found to be good for revitalising cities and attracting investment. The G:link is projected to increase travel times in Southport, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

And remember it's important to be safe around the new trams. Stand behind the yellow line, cross at pedestrian crossings, look both ways before you cross and consider the road rules. 

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