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  • Update - After the Games

    A big thank you to Queenslanders for playing your part in the success of GC2018 through your travel behaviour!

    Please note that although the Games have finished, the Gold Coast is still busy as visitors and athletes leave, and roads and parking return to normal.

    • Most roads are now re-open across the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville. Note that some parking and access restrictions may still apply, for full details visit our road closures page.
    • Public transport services have returned to normal, for schedules and further information visit translink.com.au.
    • Waste collection services across the Gold Coast have returned to normal. Read more about City of Gold Coast services.
    • Parkwood, Robina, Varsity Lakes and Sleeman Sports Complex Park ‘n’ Rides have re-opened for commuters, with other park ‘n’ rides due to re-open in the coming days.
    • All Games Lanes are now deactivated and open to general traffic.
    • The M1 speed reductions have been lifted. Please note that trucks over 4.5 tonnes are still restricted to using the two left lanes only on the M1 between Springwood and Robina.
    • Ramp metering on the Gold Coast Highway (Exit 62) and Smith Street (Exit 66) southbound on-ramps has been deactivated. Read more about changes to the M1.
  • Daily Update - Wednesday 18 April

    A big thank you to Queenslanders for playing your part in the success of GC2018 through your travel behaviour!

    Please note that although the Games have finished, the Gold Coast is still busy as visitors and athletes leave, and roads and parking return to normal.

    • Roads are progressively being re-opened around the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville. Note that some parking and access restrictions may still apply, for full details, visit our Road closures and impacts page.
    • Public transport services have returned to normal, for schedules and further information visit translink.com.au.
    • Parkwood, Robina, Varsity Lakes and Sleeman Sports Complex Park ‘n’ Rides have re-opened for commuters, with other park ‘n’ rides due to re-open in the coming days.
    • Waste collection services across most of the Gold Coast return to normal hours (6am – 6pm) from Wednesday 18 April. Read more about City of Gold Coast services.
    • All Games Lanes are now deactivated and open to general traffic.
    • The M1 speed reductions have been lifted. Please note that trucks over 4.5 tonnes are still restricted to using the two left lanes only on the M1 between Springwood and Robina.
    • Ramp metering on the Gold Coast Highway (Exit 62) and Smith Street (Exit 66) southbound on-ramps was deactivated on Tuesday 17 April.
  • Daily Update - Tuesday 17 April

    A big thank you to Queenslanders for playing your part in the success of GC2018 through your travel behaviour!

    Please note that although the Games have finished, the Gold Coast will remain busy for the next few days as visitors and athletes leave, and roads and parking get back to normal.

    • All Games Lanes are now deactivated and open to general traffic.
    • Public transport services have returned to normal, for schedules and further information visit translink.com.au.
    • Roads are progressively being re-opened around the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville. Note that some parking and access restrictions may still apply, for full details, visit our Road closures and impacts page.
    • The M1 speed reductions have been lifted. Please note that trucks over 4.5 tonnes are still restricted to using the two left lanes only on the M1 between Springwood and Robina.
    • Ramp metering on the Gold Coast Highway (Exit 62) and Smith Street (Exit 66) southbound on-ramps is due to be deactivated on Tuesday 17 April.
    • Parkwood, Robina, Varsity Lakes and Sleeman Sports Complex Park ‘n’ Rides have re-opened for commuters, with other park ‘n’ rides due to re-open in the coming days.
    • Waste collection services across most of the Gold Coast will return to normal hours (6am – 6pm) from Wednesday 18 April. Read more about City of Gold Coast services.
  • Daily Update - Monday 16 April

    A big thank you to Queenslanders for playing your part in the success of GC2018 through your travel behaviour!

    Please note that although the Games have finished, the Gold Coast will remain busy for the next few days as visitors and athletes leave, and roads and parking get back to normal.

    • Meet the Aussie athletes who did us proud in the Commonwealth Games at Surfers Paradise Beach between 9.30am – 11am on Monday 16 April.
    • From 5am on Monday 16 April, all Games Lanes are being deactivated and will be open to general traffic.
    • Public transport services return to normal on Monday 16 April, for more information visit translink.com.au.
    • Roads are progressively being re-opened around the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville. Note that some parking and access restrictions may still apply, for full details, visit our Road closures and impacts page.
    • The M1 speed reductions are still in effect until Tuesday 17 April.
    • Robina, Varsity Lakes and Sleeman Sports Complex Park ‘n’ Rides have re-opened for commuters, with other park ‘n’ rides due to re-open in the coming days.
    • Waste collection services across most of the Gold Coast will return to normal hours (6am – 6pm) from Wednesday 18 April. Read more about City of Gold Coast services.
  • Daily Update - Sunday 15 April 2018

    Daily Travel Factsheet - Sunday 15 April 2018 (PDF 1.6MB)

    Sunday 15 April is the 11th and final day of the Games, with over 65,000 ticketed spectators expected across the Gold Coast, along with thousands more watching the Marathon and attending Festival 2018 events.

    • The day starts at 6am with the Marathon running through Southport, Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and down to Burleigh Heads. Significant road closures (including Sundale Bridge both directions) and parking restrictions will be in place.
    • Other final competition sessions on the Gold Coast include the Netball at Coomera, Squash and Table Tennis at Oxenford Studios, Basketball at Broadbeach and Rugby Sevens in Robina.
    • The Closing Ceremony formally brings the Games to an end at Carrara Stadium from 7pm.
    • Festival 2018 wraps up in style with plenty of activitites and performances across all key locations including BrisbaneCairns and Townsville
    • Roads will be especially busy in SouthportSurfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads and the M1.
    • Trains are busiest toward the Gold Coast from 3am - 10am, 3pm - 7pm and and exceptionally busy from 5am –8am and 5pm – 6pm. Toward Brisbane they are busiest from 10am –2pm, 3pm – 7pm, 10pm -1am and exceptionally busy 11am to midday, 4pm -6pm and 11pm-midnight.
    • Trams are busiest towards Broadbeach from 3am - 1pm and towards Helensvale from 9am – 2pm, 3pm – 5pm, and exceptionally busy from 11pm – 1am. Please note trams will operate more frequently to service the Marathon - every 15 minutes from 4am to 6am and every 10 minutes from 6am to 7am.
    • Bus services expected to be busier include routes 740, 745, 750, 765 and 777. Services expected to be busy and impacted with stop closures or diversions due to the Marathon are 700, 704, 705 and 711.
  • Daily Update - Saturday 14 April 2018

    Daily Travel Factsheet - Saturday 14 April 2018 (PDF 2MB)

    Saturday 14 April is Day 10 of the Games - and one of the busiest - with nine active venues and over 120,000 ticketed spectators expected across the Gold Coast.

    • Key events on the Gold Coast include the Cycling road race in Currumbin, the Rugby Sevens in Robina, and Athletics at Carrara Stadium
    • In other cities, it's the final day of Shooting action in Brisbane and Festival 2018 continues in Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville.
    • Festival 2018 and Bleach* at Festival 2018 are active in multiple locations, particularly Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise and Helensvale NightQuarter.
    • Roads will be especially busy in Currumbin and surrounds, Robina, Broadbeach, Southport, Labrador, Surfers Paradise, the M1, and the Gold Coast Highway between Palm Beach and Bilinga.
    • Trains are busiest towards the Gold Coast from 5am - 6pm. Towards Brisbane they are busy from 2pm – 1am.
    • Trams are busiest in the afternoon, evening and especially busy just before and after sporting events at Carrara Stadium and Robina.
    • Bus services expected to be busier include routes 705, 740, 745, 750 and TX7.  Services significantly impacted by the Currumbin road events include 700, 760,764, 765, 767, 768 & 777 (700 and 777 expected to be very busy).
  • Daily update - Friday 13 April 2018

    Daily Travel Factsheet - Friday 13 April 2018 (PDF 2MB)

    Friday 13 April is Day 9 of the Games, with nine active venues and over 100,000 ticketed spectators expected across the Gold Coast.

    • Key events on the Gold Coast include two sessions of Athletics, Rugby Sevens, Hockey, Lawn Bowls, Netball, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Beach Volleyball and Wrestling.
    • In other cities, the Shooting continues in Brisbane and Festival 2018 continues in Brisbane, Cairns & Townsville.
    • Festival 2018 and Bleach* at Festival 2018 are active in multiple locations, particularly Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise and Helensvale NightQuarter.
    • Roads will be especially busy particularly in SouthportLabradorSurfers ParadiseBroadbeachRobina, on the M1 and in Currumbin for the Cycling road race route familiarisaion.
    • Trains are busiest toward Gold Coast from 5am - 10am, midday – 7pm and exceptionally busy 7am - 9am and 1pm - 7pm. Towards Brisbane they are busy from midday – 5pm, 7pm – 1am and exceptionally busy from 3pm - 5pm and 11pm - midnight.
    • Trams are busiest toward Helensvale from 7am - 11am, midday - 5pm and 9pm - 1am and exceptionally busy from 3pm – 4pm and 11pm to midnight. Toward Broadbeach they are busiest midday – 9pm and 11pm – midnight, and exceptionally busy from 3pm – 4pm
    • Bus services expected to be busier include routes 700, 705, 740, 745, 750, 760, 777 and TX7.
  • Daily Update - Thursday 12 April 2018

    Daily Travel Factsheet - Thursday 12 April 2018 (PDF 1.7MB)

    Thursday 12 April is Day 8 of the Games, with ten active venues and over 88,000 ticketed spectators expected across the Gold Coast.

    • Key events on the Gold Coast include Athletics, Mountain Biking, Diving, Hockey, Lawn Bowls, Netball, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Beach Volleyball and Wrestling.
    • In other cities, the Shooting continues in Brisbane and Festival 2018 continues in Brisbane, Cairns & Townsville.
    • Festival 2018 and Bleach* at Festival 2018 are active in multiple locations, particularly Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise and Helensvale NightQuarter.
    • Roads will be especially busy particularly in SouthportLabradorSurfers ParadiseBroadbeach, Nerang and the M1.
    • Trains are busiest toward Gold Coast from 5am - 10am, 3pm – 6pm and exceptionally busy 7am - 9am and 4pm - 6pm. Towards Brisbane they are busy from 1pm – 8pm, 10pm – 1am and exceptionally busy from 3pm - 5pm and 11pm - midnight.
    • Trams are busiest toward Helensvale from 1pm - 7pm and 10pm - 1am and exceptionally busy from 3pm – 5pm and 11pm to midnight. Toward Broadbeach they are busiest 2pm – 8pm and 11pm – midnight.
    • Bus services expected to be busier include routes 700, 705, 745, 760, 777 and TX7, and particularly services to and through Nerang including routes 735, 736, 740, 746 and 749.
  • Daily Update - Wednesday 11 April 2018

    Daily Travel Factsheet - Wednesday 11  April 2018 (PDF 1.6MB)

    Wednedsay 11 April is Day 7 of the Games, with nine active venues and over 106,000 ticketed spectators expected across the Gold Coast area.

    • Events across the Gold Coast include Athletics, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Diving, Badminton, Beach Volleyball, Table Tennis, Squash and Boxing. 
    • Festival 2018 and Bleach* at Festival 2018 are active in multiple locations, particularly Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise and Helensvale NightQuarter.
    • In other cities, the Shooting continues in Brisbane and the Basketball competition has now finished in Cairns and Townsville. Festival 2018 continues across all three cities.
    • Roads will be especially busy particularly in SouthportLabradorSurfers ParadiseBroadbeach, and the M1.
    • Trains are busiest toward Gold Coast from 1pm – 6pm and exceptionally busy 3pm - 5pm. Towards Brisbane they are busy from 2pm – 7pm, 8pm – 1am and exceptionally busy from 11pm to midnight.
    • Trams are busiest toward Helensvale from midday– 4pm, 5pm - 6pm and 10pm - 1am and exceptionally busy from 3pm – 5pm and 11pm to midnight. Toward Broadbeach they are busiest 1pm – 7pm and 11pm – midnight.
    • Bus services expected to be busier include routes 700, 705, 740, 745, 760, 777 and TX7.
  • Daily Update - Tuesday 10 April 2018

    Daily Travel Factsheet - Tuesday 10 April 2018 (PDF 1.9MB)

    Tuesday 10 April is Day 6 of the Games with nine active venues, including two sessions of Athletics at Carrara Stadium.

    • The Cycling Time Trial is on in Currumbin and surrounds, with extensive road closures from 3am – 7pm.
    • Festival 2018 and Bleach* at Festival 2018 are active in multiple locations, particularly Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise and Helensvale NightQuarter.
    • Games action runs state-wide with Shooting in Brisbane and Basketball in Townsville and Cairns.
    • Roads will be especially busy particularly in SouthportLabradorSurfers ParadiseBroadbeach, Currumbin and surrounds, and the M1.
    • Trains are busiest toward Gold Coast from 6am - 9am and 3pm – 7pm. Towards Brisbane they are busy from 1pm – 9pm, 10pm – 1am and exceptionally busy from 3pm - 5pm, 6pm - 7pm and 11pm to midnight.
    • Trams are busiest toward Helensvale from 11am – 6pm and 10pm - 1am and exceptionally busy from midday -1pm; 4pm – 5pm and 11pm to midnight.
    • Bus services expected to be busy include Routes 705, 740, 745, TX7. Services significantly impacted by the Currumbin road events include 700, 760, 764, 765, 767, 768 & 777 (700 and 777 expected to be exceptionally busy).

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