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Reliable

Reliable

CSELR will deliver a world class, reliable public transport system

Frequent

Frequent

‘Turn up and go' CSELR services every 3 minutes at peak times

Sustainable

Sustainable

Light rail is a low-emission alternative to cars and buses

The NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan is the NSW Government’s strategy to address Sydney’s transport challenges and to deliver an integrated and modern transport system. The Master Plan is supported by a series of integrated transport delivery plans and regional strategies which address specific needs for buses, heavy rail and light rail.

Sydney’s Light Rail Future outlines a four stage process to deliver new and improved light rail services in Sydney:

Stage 1: Service integration and improvements
  • Integration of light rail into the existing MyZone ticketing system and 131 500 information line and website – completed June 2012
  • Introduction of the Opal card, the integrated electronic ticketing system, on light rail to make travelling easier between modes
Stage 2: Modernise and extend the existing network
  • Construction of the 5.6 kilometre Inner West Light Rail Extension to connect Dulwich Hill to the CBD – completed March 2014
  • Modern light rail fleet introduced to improve commuter experience
  • Real time information and timetable updates
Stage 3: Deliver a new CBD and south east service
  • Overhaul of CBD bus network to integrate with light rail and better connect commuters
  • Completion of light rail connecting Circular Quay, the CBD and the south east including Moore Park and the University of NSW, and the pedestrianisation of George Street between Bathurst and Hunter - to be completed in 2019/2020
Stage 4: Longer term investigations
  • Feasibility investigations of light rail or other high capacity public transport, like Bus Rapid Transit, for additional corridors including Victoria Road, Parramatta Road, Anzac Parade to Maroubra and potentially Western Sydney
  • Continued support to councils investigating potential light rail schemes
  • Growing the light rail network in line with demand and integrated with new urban development
  • Investigating potential extensions to the line such as to Malabar, Walsh Bay and Barangaroo North.

In 2012 the NSW Government began the extension of the Inner West Light Rail line (Stage 2) and announced the $1.6 billion CBD and South East Light Rail project (Stage 3). In March 2014, the Inner West Light Rail was opened to the public. The CBD and South East Light Rail project is due to be complete in 2019.

These light rail lines will form the new Sydney Light Rail network, with reliable, high capacity services running north from Central to Circular Quay along George Street through the CBD, west to Pyrmont and Dulwich Hill, and south east to Kingsford and Randwick via Surry Hills, Moore Park and Kensington.

For the latest information about the Inner West Light Rail extension, please visit the dedicated pages on the Transport for NSW website. For fares and schedule information about light rail services that currently operate between Central and Dulwich Hill, please go to the Transport Info website.

To support and enable the integration of light rail into the CBD, the Sydney City Centre Access Strategy has been developed.

This is Sydney’s first ever integrated transport action plan and focuses on reducing congestion, providing for future growth and improving customer experience.