|September 2015||Construction access for Moore Park west corridor|
|October 2015||City centre works started|
|February 2016||Randwick branch started|
|May 2016||Kingsford branch started|
|August 2016||Start of Surry Hills work|
|October 2016||Opening of the first pedestrianised zone on George Street|
|July 2017||Completion of final pedestrianised zone on George Street|
|September 2017||Arrival of light rail vehicles|
|December 2017||Completion of major civil construction – works continue to finalise installing electronic and constructing platforms|
Light rail gets the green light
Work on the 12km CBD and South East Light Rail route has begun and will be staged over 3 years, across 31 construction zones.
You can review the full construction schedule on the Sydney Light Rail website.
Approval for the $2.1 billion extension to Sydney’s light rail network has been welcomed by the City of Sydney. You can view project assessment reports at the NSW Planning and Environment's website.The major infrastructure project is being delivered by the NSW Government. The City of Sydney is contributing $220 million towards the light rail project, including funding the transformation of George Street and the improvement of surrounding laneways.
The City has also signed an agreement with Transport for NSW setting out the high standards the new light rail project will have to meet throughout the local government area. The agreement sets out a range of binding conditions, including high design standards for paving, lighting, trees, smartpoles, street furniture and light rail stops and a new park on the Olivia Gardens site.
The new CBD and South East Light Rail will travel from Circular Quay along George Street to Central Station and on to Moore Park, then to Kingsford via Anzac Parade and Randwick via Alison Road and High Street. The NSW Government expects light rail to be operating in 2019.
Stay up-to-date on NSW Government's works for Sydney Light Rail.
Transport for NSW has set up 3 local forums along the light rail route to keep the community up to date and informed about the project.
The community forums cover Randwick, Kingsford and Kensington; Surry Hills and Moore Park; and the city centre.
Transport for NSW light rail team:
1800 684 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Development agreement (part 1): Light rail project||PDF 11.8 MB||Download|
|Development agreement (part 2): Light rail project||PDF 9.1 MB||Download|
|City of Sydney Response to the EIS||PDF 2.7 MB||Download|
|City of Sydney’s response to the light rail Submissions Report (Apr 2014)||PDF 214.7 KB||Download|
|City of Sydney’s response to the light rail Planning Modifications Report (Dec 2014)||PDF 1.6 MB||Download|
Last updated: Tuesday, 31 May 2016