Light rail to open December 14
05 December, 2019

Tram passing alongside QVB

On Saturday 14 December, the CBD and South East Light Rail will start running passenger services on the L2 Randwick line, between Circular Quay and Randwick.

The new light rail will run fare free on the first weekend with the first services starting around 11am Saturday 14 December. The fare free weekend (Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 December) only applies to the L2 Randwick line, not the existing L1 Inner West line or other public transport services.

This first weekend of passenger services will be busy so expect queues and bring sun protection and water. Based on other opening events, the busiest times over the weekend are likely to be around the middle of the day, so plan ahead and try to avoid busier times in the late morning and lunchtime period.

The new network will move up to 13,500 commuters an hour during peak time in both directions, replacing the line of buses which used to sit in traffic on George Street.

A coupled tram holds up to 450 customers, the equivalent of up to nine standard buses.

On weekdays, frequent services will run approximately every four to eight minutes between Circular Quay and Central, and every eight to twelve minutes between Central and Randwick, from 7am to 7pm as services are bedded in over the next six months.

Services on the CBD and South East Light Rail will run from 5am to 1am every day of the week.

With passenger services right around the corner it’s more important than ever for the community to pay attention to safety messages around trams.

The Heads Up! Play It Safe Around Light Rail campaign is educating the community about ditching distraction and making sure drivers stay out of the tram corridor and don’t queue across intersections.

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