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    Sydney Light Rail

    As part of a Public Private Partnership with NSW State government, ACCIONA is responsible for delivering the infrastructure for this iconic addition to Sydney’s transport network and a key initiative of Sydney’s Long Term Transport Master Plan. 

    A tunnel underneath Moore Park and a bridge over the Eastern Distributor roadway facilitate access to Randwick, Kensington and Kingsford. Light rail redefines travel through the city, decongesting key routes through the CBD and linking up with important locations such as the sporting and entertainment facilities in Moore Park and Randwick, along with the University of NSW, TAFE and hospital precincts. The project design has increased pedestrian space through the creation of a pedestrian boulevard in the CBD and pocket parks in Surry Hills.

    General information

    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Contract
    PPP
    Infrastructure
    The CBD South East Light Rail line spans 12kms from Circular Quay to Sydney’s south eastern suburbs
    Estimated completion date
    2019
    Project Value
    AU$2.1 billion

    Key Details

    The CBD South East Light Rail line spans 12kms from Circular Quay to Sydney’s south eastern suburbs. A tunnel underneath Moore Park and a bridge over the Eastern Distributor roadway facilitate access to Randwick, Kensington and Kingsford. Light rail redefines travel through the city, decongesting key routes through the CBD and linking up with important locations such as the sporting and entertainment facilities in Moore Park and Randwick, along with the University of NSW, TAFE and hospital precincts. The project design has increased pedestrian space through the creation of a pedestrian boulevard in the CBD and pocket parks in Surry Hills.

    Benefits

    • The CBD South East Light Rail will run every four minutes in peak hours in the CBD and every eight minutes to and from Randwick and Kingsford. Each service will carry up to 450 passengers, equivalent to nine standard buses.
    • Light rail will significantly improve access to major sporting and entertainment facilities at Moore Park and Randwick as well as to the University of NSW, TAFE and hospital precincts.

    Current Status

    The first closure of George Street has been implemented between King and Market streets for light rail major construction. On the 3 December 2015 George Street will close between Market and Park streets for  light rail construction.

    Investigatory works continue along the alignment as the team prepares to reposition and protect the complex network of utilities that lie beneath the city’s major road alignment. The recently released construction schedule is on track with works in the CBD to commence in October this year. Construction will be completed in 31 distinct zones along the alignment, to minimise, as much as possible, the impacts of construction on any one area. The light rail is expected to be open for customers in 2019.

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