The G:link project has been implemented by the GoldlinQ consortium, which includes Bombardier, Keolis, Downer EDI, McConnell Dowell Contractors, and Plenary Group. The consortium was awarded an 18-year public-private partnership contract worth $A 1.2bn ($US 1.13bn) in 2011 to design, build, operate and maintain the line.

The Queensland state government contributed $A464m towards the project while the Australian government provided $A 365m and $A 120m came from Gold Coast City Council.

Full commercial services began operating on July 21, and trams run between 05.00 and 23.50 on weekdays with a 24-hour service at weekends. A 7.5 minute interval service operates at peak times.

Services are operated by a fleet of 14 Bombardier Flexity 2 low-floor LRVs. Each vehicle accommodates up to 309 passengers, 80 of them seated.