Track installation reaches half way mark

25 October 2017

Track installation on the CBD and South East Light Rail project has passed the half way mark, with more than 12,000 metres of track now laid by our PPP Partner ALTRAC.

A total of 24,000 metres of track will be installed across the 12-kilometre route, from Circular Quay through the CBD to Central Station, Surry Hills, Moore Park, then on to Randwick, Kensington and Kingsford.

Already this week more than 150 metres of track slab has been poured by ALTRAC in the CBD and Kensington, while earlier this month the first tracks were laid in High Street, Randwick.

More than four kilometres of track is now in place on Anzac Parade in Kensington and Kingsford, which marks a significant achievement along one of Sydney’s busiest roads.

Track installation has been completed on Alison Road between Anzac Parade and Wansey Road and at the Randwick Stabling Yard approximately 80 per cent of track is now in place. Overhead wires are also being installed in this section, in preparation for the testing and commissioning phase of the project which will start in coming months.

Across the light rail route, the following track has been installed:

  • CBD: 2403 metres
  • Surry Hills: 298 metres
  • Moore Park: 3327 metres
  • Randwick: 2026 metres
  • Kensington and Kingsford: 3961metres

Track is in place in 23 of the 31 construction zones, and preparations are underway to install track in more zones, and the Moore Park Tunnel, in the coming months.

To keep up with work across the light rail route, view the track installation layer on our interactive map.