Rail

Bombardier celebrates opening of Australian system

Posted on July 23, 2014

Bombardier Transportation is celebrating the start of passenger services on the Gold Coast light rail system in Queensland, Australia. The GoldLinQ consortium has successfully delivered the 8 mile light rail line with 16 stations and 14 distinctive, modern Bombardier Flexity 2 trams in just three years, as part of an 18-year public-private partnership with the Government of Queensland and the Gold Coast City Council.

The new light rail corridor connects the new Gold Coast University Hospital and Griffith University with the key activity centers of Southport, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. It promises to improve the livability of the Gold Coast significantly by improving accessibility while reducing the effects of congestion that come with a rapidly growing city.

Each of the new trams has capacity for 308 passengers with seating for 84, and the overall system has been designed to accommodate up to 75,000 passengers per day.

Bombardier has delivered the electrical and mechanical scope including the new electrically powered, low-floor Flexity 2 trams. The trams' outstanding visual design has already been recognized with a Good Design Award in the automotive and transport category. The Australian Good Design Awards are Australia's longest standing national design award and promotion program.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Bombardier wins bid to build new NJ TRANSIT railcars

The order for 113 Multilevel III passenger vehicles, the largest order for railcars in recent years by NJ TRANSIT, will allow the agency to replace the oldest railcars in its fleet.

Clever Devices to replace Metra tracking, announcement systems

The contract also calls for a test on 11 cars of an automatic passenger counting system that uses cameras in the entrances.

DC Streetcar hits 3 million passenger milestone

As the system nears the third anniversary of passenger service along the H/Benning corridor, plans to expand the 2.4 mile system continue to move forward.

NYC Transit begins boosting speed on subway lines

The speed limit changes already approved increase speeds generally in the 10-to-20-mph range to speeds that reach 40 mph.

Valley Metro celebrates 10-year 'Railversary'

There has been $11 billion of investment and 35,000 jobs created within one-half mile of the 26-mile corridor, according to a report.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation