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Sydney Light Rail Enabling Works. Sydney. Australia

Transport for NSW
Engineering ExpertiseInfrastructure Construction
June 2014-August 2015

Sydney Light Rail Enabling Works. Sydney. Australia

Sydney's George Street (at bottom right) and Moore Park precinct (top left, distance)

Sydney Light Rail Enabling Works. Sydney. Australia

Looking down on the George Street corridor

Sydney Light Rail Enabling Works. Sydney. Australia

The route will feature 20 stops

Sydney Light Rail Enabling Works. Sydney. Australia

Looking back from the Moore Park precinct to Sydney's CBD, the 12km path of the preparatory works

Full project details

Laing O’Rourke has been awarded the first major construction contract for Sydney’s $1.6 billion CBD and South East Light Rail project.

Laing O’Rourke is carrying out essential early preparatory works, including relocating buried utilities such as water, telecommunications, gas and electricity cables and pipes, and initial work around Moore Park.

Preparatory works will include the relocation of utilities at key intersections in the CBD, and reconfiguration of Tramway Oval in Moore Park. These essential works will take place along the new 12 kilometre route and will prepare the way for major construction of the light rail to begin in 2015.

The CBD and South East Light Rail will link Circular Quay and Central, the Moore Park sporting and entertainment precinct including the Sydney Cricket Ground and Sydney Football Stadium, Randwick Racecourse, the University of NSW and Prince of Wales Hospital at Randwick.

The project also includes the development of a pedestrian zone along George Street, between Hunter and Bathurst Streets. The service is expected to be open and operational by 2020.

Project facts

The key features of the CBD and South East Light Rail scheme include

20 light rail stops along the route featuring ‘turn up and go’ services every three minutes during peak periods within the CBD

Interchanges with heavy rail, bus and ferry services

Less CBD congestion, with 220 fewer buses per hour in the CBD during the morning peak.

A Transport for NSW Community Information Centre is located at 388 George Street, Sydney or via 02 9422 7865.

Sydney Light Rail

Now the project is underway, with the appointment of Laing O'Rourke Australia Construction as Managing Contractor to carry out early preparatory works.

The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MPNSW Minister for Transport

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