CBD and South East Light Rail

Reviewed

Project overview

The CBD and South East Light Rail is a new light rail network for Sydney, with passenger services now operating on both the L2 Randwick Line and L3 Kingsford Line.

Key benefits

  • Regular services running around every 4 minutes between Circular Quay and Moore Park, and around every 8 minutes between Moore Park and Randwick and Kingsford in the 7am-7pm peak on weekdays.
  • Provides public transport to important health precincts for workers and the community.

The 12km route features 19 stops, extending from Circular Quay along George Street to Central Station, through Surry Hills to Moore Park, then to Kensington and Kingsford via Anzac Parade and Randwick via Alison Road and High Street.

The stops are designed to service major transport hubs and create easy interchange points with buses, trains, ferries and the Inner West Light Rail.

Each light rail service can carry around 450 passengers, which is as many as up to nine standard buses.

With Sydney’s population set to increase by another million people over the next 10 years, transport capacity needs to grow and flex.

Sydney’s new CBD and South East Light Rail plays a key role in enabling the city’s transport future by transporting thousands of customers between the CBD and Randwick or Kingsford in the South Eastern suburbs.

A combined bus and light rail network will significantly improve public transport access to health precincts in Randwick, University of NSW, TAFE and major sporting and entertainment facilities at Moore Park and Randwick. Additional light rail services will provide extra capacity for major events.

The CBD and South East Light Rail route

The 12km route features 19 stops, extending from Circular Quay along George Street to Central Station, through Surry Hills to Moore Park precinct which includes Sydney Cricket Ground and Allianz Stadium. After this it travels to Kensington and Kingsford via Anzac Parade, and to Randwick via Alison Road and High Street, taking in the racecourse, the University of NSW, and the Prince of Wales Hospital.

Visit transportnsw.info for light rail travel information.

Project status

Major civil construction on the CBD and South East Light Rail is complete and passenger services are now running on both the L2 Randwick Line and the L3 Kingsford Line.

The L2 Randwick Line opened on 14 December 2019 followed by the L3 Kingsford Line which opened on 3 April 2020.

Light rail notifications and documents will be available to view in the light rail library for a number months.