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Reliable

Reliable

CSELR will deliver a world class, reliable public transport system

Frequent

Frequent

‘Turn up and go' CSELR services

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.

To support and enable the integration of light rail into the CBD, a 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.