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Light Rail for Surfers Paradise

By Andrew Bell

Those in Southport will be the first to experience the rollout of a new light rail network for the Gold Coast, called 'G:Link'.

The new blue and yellow trams are going to be tested in Southport next month and the rail system will be open for public passengers from mid-2014.

The 13-km service will connect a total of 16 stations including Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and the new Gold Coast Hospital.

Those considering an investment in Surfers Paradise property will be interested to hear that the G:Link trains will be able to transport more than 300 people every 7.5 minutes around the Gold Coast.

A further 12 trains will be arriving from Germany to join the two already in the country.

The new rail system should save time for motorists and reduce congestion on the roads – which is also great for the environment.

The network is an exciting milestone, according to Member of Parliament for Southport Rob Molhoek.

"Whether it's used for a daily commute or weekend adventure, I hope riding the 'G' will become part of the fabric of this community."

Those considering investing in real estate in Surfers Paradise should note that the new light rail system shows the Newman Government's determination to "future proof" the region.

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