A whole new way to move in Newcastle


Newcastle has welcomed their new Light Rail with a fun-filled community open day to officially launch the new service.

Approximately 20,000 people gathered in Newcastle to celebrate at the community open day, jam-packed with family friendly activities for all ages at each of the six Light Rail stops!

Entertainment and activities included:

  • Newcastle Beach Stop, Pacific Park: face painting, balloon animals, henna tattoos, fairy floss, the Fighter World cockpit and entertainment on the community stage
  • Queens Wharf Stop, Market Street Lawn: games of croquet and giant chess, a string ensemble, kids spinning tea cups ride
  • Crown Street Stop: free 10 minute massages and live music by Jason Bone
  • Civic Stop, Wheeler Place: magic, monster bubbles, roving entertainers and music
  • Honeysuckle Stop, Kuwumi Place: Aboriginal dance, weaving and live performances by Katherine Waria
  • Newcastle Interchange: roving street performers and a photo booth

Newcastle Light Rail will provide customers with convenient turn-up-and-go services frequently across the city, taking them from Newcastle Interchange to Newcastle beach. There are even built-in surfboard racks for the keen beach-goers!

Combined with new public spaces and easy access to the waterfront, light rail is making Newcastle a more connected, attractive and liveable city.