Light rail opens from city to Kingsford

15 April 2020

Passengers can now ride the new L3 light rail from Circular Quay to Kingsford.

In a first for the NSW Government, Minister for Transport Andrew Constance welcomed the start of services remotely.

“The L3 Kingsford Line completes the 12-kilometre CBD and South East Light Rail and gives people in the South East a sustainable public transport system connecting people to and from the city,” Mr Constance said.

“In the current environment our focus is ensuring essential travel options are available. South East bus services will continue unchanged in the short term. As with all travel at the moment, you must stay at home, except for:

“I would like to thank the tram drivers and workers who will ensure this light rail service runs, providing a direct link to the city from Kingsford as well as connections to the L2 Randwick Line which services the Randwick health precinct.

“There will be a period of bedding in services as we fine tune our operations to integrate the new L3 Kingsford Line with the L2 Randwick Line,” Mr Constance said.

Road users are reminded the L3 Kingsford Line runs in the middle of Anzac Parade through Kensington and Kingsford. Pedestrians, cyclists and motorists need to follow traffic signals, and pedestrians in particular need to be aware there are two-stage crossings to connect to the light rail stops.

The first passenger tram departed Juniors Kingsford at 5am and will run until 1am tomorrow.

From then on, trams on both the L2 Randwick Line and L3 Kingsford Line will operate between 5am and 1am, with services every 4-8 minutes in the CBD and every 8-12 minutes in the South East.

 

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Source:  NSW Government - www.transport.nsw.gov.au

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