Light rail

Light rail

Construction contacts

Or visit the information centre: 388 George Street, Sydney or phone
02 9422 7865.

Construction schedule

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
2018 Testing commences

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. 

Upcoming works

Stay up-to-date on NSW Government's works for Sydney Light Rail.

Community forums

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 684 490


Tomorrow's Sydney Community forums

Last updated: Wednesday, 6 July 2016