Newcastle Light Rail

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Project overview

Newcastle Light Rail is a high capacity, frequent and reliable service through the city centre, connecting key activity precincts and opening up great urban renewal opportunities.

Key benefits

  • Six stops in all - at Newcastle Interchange, Honeysuckle (near TAFE), Civic, Crown Street, Queens Wharf and Newcastle Beach
  • High frequency turn-up-and-go services during peak times – designed to help reduce traffic congestion
  • Capacity to transport 1200 people per hour
  • A new fleet of light rail vehicles with air conditioning and an accessible low-floor design

The Light Rail was part of the $650 million program to revitalise Newcastle’s city centre. The Newcastle Urban Transformation and Transport Program focused on the city and the waterfront, and delivering better transport connections. 

Major construction of the light rail finished in late 2018, and services began operation in February 2019.

Project status

Complete - February 2019