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Gold Coast Line

Helensvale station, 14 January 2018.

Year Opened:

Beenleigh–Helensvale 1996; Helensvale–Nerang 1997; Nerang–Robina 1998; Robina–Varsity Lakes 2009



Ormeau, Coomera, Helensvale, Nerang, Robina, Varsity Lakes


Typical Journey Time:

108 minutes (Domestic– Varsity Lakes); 80 minutes (Roma Street–Varsity Lakes)


Typical Peak Frequency:

15 minutes


Typical Off-peak Frequency:

30 minutes


Typical Weekend Frequency:

30 minutes

The Gold Coast region is south of Brisbane and has the second-largest population area in Queensland, after Brisbane. It is the sixth largest city in Australia and is Australia’s largest non-capital city. A railway line to the Gold Coast originally opened to Southport in 1889 and Tweed Heads in 1903, but was closed in the early 1960s. A new Gold Coast line was built south from Beenleigh in the 1990s. The line is double track throughout, following duplication of the section between Coomera and Helensvale stations, which was completed in October 2017. Trains on the line stop at all stations. The Gold Coast line shares the Beenleigh line from the city, and then continues to Varsity Lakes. Services from the Gold Coast line typically extend to Brisbane Airport after travelling through the city.


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