Work begins on Inner West Light Rail Extension
Early works for Sydney’s Inner West Light Rail extension are underway to allow John Holland to begin major construction of the extension later this year.
The contract for design and construction of the Inner West Light Rail Extension was awarded to John Holland six weeks ago.
Over the coming weeks, John Holland will continue works to survey the 5.6-kilometre project corridor, locate existing services, undertake geotechnical investigations and clear vegetation, minister for transport Gladys Berejiklian said.
“The results of these works will enable John Holland to progress detailed design of the project, ready for community consultation in September/October this year. Importantly, completion of these works also means that the Inner West Light Rail Extension corridor is ready for major construction to begin in earnest towards the end of the year,” Berejiklian said.
The Inner West Light Rail Extension will connect to Sydney’s existing light rail service, which operates from Central to Lilyfield, and will run along the former Rozelle freight rail corridor, through the Inner West to Dulwich Hill.
The project involves the construction of nine new light rail stops: Leichhardt North, Hawthorne, Marion, Taverners Hill, Lewisham West, Waratah Mills, Arlington, Dulwich Grove and Dulwich Hill Interchange.
The Inner West Light Rail Extension is the first step in the New South Wales Government’s plan to extend light rail in Sydney. The government is also investigating the feasibility of extending light rail through the CBD, to the University of NSW and the University of Sydney through the development of the Sydney Light Rail Strategic Plan, which will be completed in the coming weeks.
The project is on track for services to begin operating in 2014 Berejiklian said.
NSW Transport 2012
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