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Sydney Light Rail Program

Light rail will play an important part in the future of transport in Sydney.

In December 2012, the NSW Government announced that it would extend light rail from Circular Quay to Kingsford and Randwick, through the heart of the Sydney CBD via George Street.

Sydney’s Light Rail Future provides more details on the CBD and South East light rail project and how the route was developed.

The CBD and South East light rail extension was developed in close consultation with councils, business and local communities.  Services will be high frequency, efficient and reliable and will serve the Moore Park sporting and entertainment precinct, the University of NSW and Prince of Wales Hospital.

CBD and South East Light Rail

Light rail will play a central role in the future of transport in Sydney. It is a high capacity, reliable and sustainable mode of public transport that will ease the pressure on Sydney’s roads by reducing the city’s reliance on buses.

In 2012 the NSW Government began the extension of the Inner West Light Rail line and announced the CBD and South East Light Rail project.

The Inner West Light Rail was completed in March this year and together with the CBD and South East Light Rail, these light rail lines will form the new Sydney Light Rail network, with reliable, high capacity services running north from Central to Circular Quay along George Street, west to Pyrmont and Dulwich Hill, and south east through Surry Hills to Moore Park, Randwick and Kingsford.

Contracts for the CBD South East Light Rail project were signed in December 2014. Preparatory works to map the location of services and prepare the route for construction are already underway. The project is now entering a detailed final design stage before major construction works begin. Businesses and the public will be given significant advance notice of major works in any area.

Learn more

For more information on the CBD and South East Light Rail, please visit the Sydney Light Rail website Link to external website.

Last updated: 24 October 2016