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Light rail

The CBD and South East Light Rail

The CBD and South East Light Rail is a new light rail network that 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. It significantly improves public transport access to health precincts in Randwick, University of NSW, TAFE, and major sporting and entertainment facilities at Moore Park and Randwick.

Each light rail service can carry around 450 passengers, which is the equivalent of up to nine standard buses.

Regular services are running approximately every 4 minutes between Circular Quay and Moore Park, and approximately every 8 minutes between Moore Park and Randwick and Kingsford in the 7am to 7pm peak on weekdays.

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

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Parramatta Light Rail

The $2.4 billion Parramatta Light Rail project is part of a record $93 billion infrastructure investment across the State. Connecting Westmead to Carlingford via the Parramatta CBD and Camellia, the Parramatta Light Rail is expected to commence services in 2023.

Light rail will create new communities, connect great places, and help both locals and visitors move around and explore what the region has to offer. The route will link Parramatta’s CBD and train station to the Westmead Health Precinct, Cumberland Hospital Precinct, Bankwest Stadium, Camellia Town Centre, the new science and technology museum Powerhouse Parramatta, the private and social housing redevelopment at Telopea, Rosehill Gardens racecourse, and three Western Sydney university campuses.

It will include:

  • A high-frequency, turn-up-and-go service, seven days a week, departing approximately every 7.5 minutes in peak periods.
  • Two new light rail and pedestrian zones along Church and Macquarie Streets in the Parramatta CBD.
  • A new walking and bike-riding path between Carlingford and Parramatta.

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Newcastle Light Rail

Newcastle Light Rail has become the first light rail program in Australasia to achieve an Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) ‘excellent’ rating for both design and build.

Newcastle Light rail began operation in February 2019. It was part of the $650 million program to revitalise Newcastle’s city centre, and runs from Newcastle Interchange in Wickham to Newcastle Beach in the east end of Newcastle.

It is a high-capacity reliable service through the city centre, connecting key activity precincts and opening up great urban renewal opportunities. During peak time, it is a high-frequency turn-up and-go service, with the capacity to transport 1200 people per hour.

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