New Light Rail stop names progress to the next stage

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Geographical Names Board to review proposed light rail stop names before public feedback sought.

Transport for NSW confirmed the next step in naming the 19 future stops along the new Sydney CBD and South East Light Rail route, with the Geographical Names Board set to review the proposed names at its meeting today.

Once the Board is comfortable with the names as presented, they will advertise and seek public feedback via the Geographical Names Board (GNB) website.

A Transport for NSW spokesperson said this was an exciting milestone for the CBD and South East Light Rail project, with a range of stakeholder consultation supporting the suite of stop names.

“We have deliberated long and hard over the names for the light rail stops and it is important we get this right,” the spokesperson said.

“We’ve had input from councils, stakeholders and initial feedback from the community in this process as it has really given a sense of ownership and ensured each stop name reflects the individual identity of the area.

“Many factors were considered when selecting the names for these stops including their relationship to major landmarks and the overall transport system.”

A number of alternatives have been proposed to the originally published names including the use of Bridge Street, Royal Randwick, Centennial Park, Wansey Stables, and Randwick Junction. 

The complete list of recommended Light Rail Stop names includes:

  • Circular Quay
  • Bridge Street
  • Wynyard
  • QVB
  • Town Hall
  • Chinatown
  • Haymarket
  • Central
  • Surry Hills
  • Moore Park
  • ES Marks
  • Kensington
  • UNSW Anzac Parade
  • Kingsford
  • Nine Ways
  • Royal Randwick
  • Wansey Stables
  • UNSW High Street
  • Randwick Junction

For more information including the consultation process go to www.gnb.nsw.gov.au