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Islander Resort Hotel Welcomes the Start of Gold Coast Light Rail Operations

Islander Resort Hotel welcomes the start of operations of the highly anticipated Gold Coast Light Rail which began taking passengers on 20 July 2014.

[Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia 30 July, 2014] The Gold Coast Light Rail system, or G:link, operates fourteen trams between 16 stations through the 13 kilometre route, with the end-to-end journey from the Gold Coast University Hospital to Broadbeach taking approximately 37 minutes.

“It's very exciting to have the 'G:' up and running along the Coast,” says Joanne Browne of Islander Resort Hotel. “It is a great thing for the Gold Coast with the locals embracing it instantly, but it's the tourists in particular, who are finding it so simple to get around, and with two stations within walking distance of the Islander, our guests couldn't be happier.”

The G:link is now running the 14 trams at a frequency of every 15 minutes from 5 to 7 am, 7:30 minutes from 7 am to 7 pm and 15 minutes from 7 pm to midnight on weekdays (no service midnight to 5 am). Trams arrive every 15 minutes 5 to 7 am, 10 minutes from 7 am to 7 pm, 15 minutes 7pm to midnight and 30 minutes midnight to 5 am on the weekends.

Fares are calculated by the zones you travel, and you can learn more at Translink. However, if you are looking for an economical way to travel during your holiday at a Surfers Paradise resort, like the Islander, then consider purchasing the Go Explore card, which allows you to ride an unlimited amount of times on bus or tram for the whole day ($15/adults, $7.50/children). Find out more at translink.com.au/goexplore.

If you are looking for cheap Surfers Paradise accommodation that puts you in the heart of the famous Gold Coast location and close to public transportation, then look no further than the Islander Resort. The hotel is located along Surfers Paradise Boulevard, near Beach Road. It is conveniently one block from Cavill Avenue where one of the light rail stations is positioned.

About Islander Resort Hotel

Islander Resort Hotel, located in the heart of Queensland’s Gold Coast, is a three-star rated hotel that offers affordable accommodation rates and packages for individuals, families and group travellers. We have dorms, apartments and discounted hotel rooms to fit every budget. We are proud to be a 100% Australian owned and operated and have been operating under the same management since 1992. For more information, visit Islander Resort Hotel.