New Train Station announced – Merrimac, Gold Coast

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The State Government has confirmed the location of a new Merrimac Station on the Gold Coast Line, which is one of three new rail stations that has been planned for by the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority.

Kate Jones, Minister for Cross River Rail confirmed the location for the new Gold Coast rail station will be on Gooding Drive, east of the Pacific Motorway and Gooding Drive Interchange

“The Gold Coast is growing fast and the Palaszczuk Government is building the infrastructure needed to support this growth,”

“Last month I announced the preferred location for the Pimpama station. Today I’m proud to announce the final locations for all three new stations to be built for the Gold Coast”.

“More than 120 jobs will be created during construction of these train stations – infrastructure that will help Gold Coasters get from A to B faster and more efficiently.” Ms Jones said.

Kate Jones, Minister for Cross River Rail confirmed the location for the new Gold Coast rail station will be on Gooding Drive, east of the Pacific Motorway and Gooding Drive Interchange

“The Gold Coast is growing fast and the Palaszczuk Government is building the infrastructure needed to support this growth,”

“Last month I announced the preferred location for the Pimpama station. Today I’m proud to announce the final locations for all three new stations to be built for the Gold Coast”.

“More than 120 jobs will be created during construction of these train stations – infrastructure that will help Gold Coasters get from A to B faster and more efficiently.” Ms Jones said.



Meaghan Scanlon, Member for Gaven and Assistant Minister for Tourism Industry Development outlined the new station would connect the local communities with greater access to convenient rail services.

“This is a down payment on the future of the Gold Coast,” “We’re building these stations because we know public transport makes a real impact on people’s lives”.

“Announcing the station locations is an important milestone and marks the beginning of the next phase of work needed to complete these stations”.

“Construction will begin in 2020-21. Before then we need to acquire the land for each station, finalise detailed station designs, then go to tender for procurement of construction partners. With their appointment, construction can commence.”

“Local knowledge will be invaluable in helping us to finalise these designs. You can give feedback online or you can attend in person at one of the community drop-in sessions,” Ms Scanlon said.

Timeframe
– Community consultation – 9 October to 8 November 2019.
– Works expected – 2023

Information about the community consultation is available at  crossriverrail.qld.gov.au

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– Media Statement: State forges ahead with three new train stations on the Gold Coast
– Address: Gooding Drive, Merrimac
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