When Transport Minister Scott Emerson waves away the first G:Link tram from the Gold Coast University Hospital on Sunday morning, it’s next stop Griffith.

Passengers taking advantage of the free travel service offered for Sunday’s Community Day Translink event will get a warm welcome on the Griffith station platform.

GGriffith student ambassadors will be on hand with information for ‘commuters’ about upcoming Open Day and university life at Griffith. A number of market stalls will also be open at the Griffith station, in the shadows of the Science, Engineering and Architecture building and the new $38 million Business building, set to open early next month.

Griffith student ambassadors will also be available at the Gold Coast University Hospital stop, alongside market stalls and a DJ at the nearby Griffith Unibar which will open especially for the occasion.

The official opening ceremony will take place at 10am with the Honourable Scott Emerson MP, Minister for Transport and Main Roads, at the Gold Coast University Station. First trams will arrive at Cavill Avenue Station at 11am.

Sunday’s free travel day celebrates the launch of the 13km Gold Coast Light Rail service from the Gold Coast University to Broadbeach.

The billion dollar integrated tram system, connecting 16 stations, will begin passenger services from Monday. The maximum go card fare to travel the 13 kilometre route from the Gold Coast University Hospital to Broadbeach will be $4.14.