Bombardier Transportation has delivered to Gold Coast in Queensland a turnkey system including 14 distinctive, modern trams for the new 13 km Gold Coast light rail system.
The light rail corridor opened in July 2014 connecting the Gold Coast University Hospital and Griffith University with Southport, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. Designed for up to 75,000 passengers per day, the system provides a sound public transport infrastructure around which the city can grow. It will also provide transportation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games to be hosted by Gold Coast.
As part of its turnkey package, Bombardier delivered the electrical and mechanical (E&M) scope including the new electrically powered, low-floor FLEXITY 2 trams equipped with air conditioning and luggage racks for surfboards.
Bombardier also delivered signalling and control systems, communications systems and electrification. In addition, it provided project management, systems engineering and integration, testing and commissioning for the new trams and signalling system.
At the depot, Bombardier supplied depot and plant equipment and will now provide the vehicle maintenance for a period of 15 years.