The Gold Coast got it’s first peek on the new Light Rail Trams today during today’s launch of the brand G:Link and the Trams.
Mayor Tom Tate, and other dignitaries, milled around a lever which after a countdown, would release the new light rail tram to the waiting media.
Transport Minister Scott Emerson said: “Look I think this is fabulous. Having a look at this train here, I think anyone seeing these running down the tracks along the Gold Coast Light Rail, will think this is fabulous. A magnificent icon it will become for the Gold Coast and Queensland.”
The new tram will be puts through it paces shortly in October 2014 to train rail staff and familiarise everyone with the huge change to the Gold Coast landscape the new light rail will make. June 2014 is when the light rail will officially open to the public.