Transport for NSW today announced plans to relocate the Central Station Coach Terminal and coach bays from Eddy Avenue to the Western Forecourt as part of the CBD and South East Light Rail project.
All coaches currently operating from Eddy Avenue will relocate to the forecourt in late-April so that construction crews can occupy Eddy Avenue from 28 April. Coaches operating from Pitt Street will not be affected.
“We have been working closely with affected operators to ensure that they and their customers have enough notice ahead of the change,” Coordinator General Marg Prendergast said.
“The new coach terminal will improve connectivity for many customers, with a taxi rank and ‘kiss and ride’ drop-off area close by, and will give customers better access to seating, toilets and food and drink options within the Grand Concourse.
“Relocating the coach terminal for light rail will minimise traffic impacts on Eddy Avenue – it’s a key piece of the puzzle for the project which is on track to begin services in 2019.”
From 1 April, parking at the Western Forecourt will be temporarily suspended due to construction of bus bays for the new terminal. Limited parking spaces will be reinstated from 4 April.
The CBD and South East Light Rail will transform public transport in Sydney with reliable turn up and go services every four minutes between Circular Quay to Randwick and Kingsford via Moore Park and Central.