Light rail will transform Sydney by offering a high capacity, reliable and sustainable mode of public transport.
High capacity light rail will play a central role in the future of public transport in Sydney.
Inner West Light Rail services run from Central to Dulwich Hill.
Light rail construction works in Sydney.
Frequent, fast, reliable light rail services will improve public transport access to Central, the CBD and major destinations in the south east including Moore Park and University of NSW.
Modern, high quality light rail vehicles and stops with Opal electronic ticketing will provide reliable, comfortable, accessible journeys for customers.
Light rail will introduce a new
one kilometre pedestrian zone on George Street, with many other precincts also benefitting from urban renewal opportunities.
Congestion currently costs Sydney $5.1 billion a year. Light rail will remove many buses from the CBD and provide a more modern, reliable and sustainable alternative.
Light rail is estimated to deliver over $4 billion in economic benefits for Sydney and NSW through improved public transport, productivity and urban renewal.
Light rail offers a clean, quiet, low-emission alternative to cars and buses that provides environmental benefits and encourages healthy active travel.
Across the world, major cities are looking to light rail to help meet the transport needs of growing urban populations.
A nine-metre gold bauble Christmas tree and pop-up retail space marks the start of the Transport for NSW Light Rail Activation Program to support businesses affected by the light rail work.
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