Passenger Rail

New milestones for Sydney Light Rail

The L2 Randwick Line, the newest tram route for Sydney Light Rail, has achieved more than two million trips.

The line opened on 14 December 2019 from Circular Quay, down George Street, and onwards to Randwick.

A new timetable was introduced in late January to make L2 Randwick Line to add 215 weekday services and improve journey time between Randwick and Circular Quay.

The next line from Kingsford via Kensington is expected to open next month.

Sydney Light Rail stated that the construction team is busy finishing works for the L3 Kingsford Line.

Pram ramp finishing works, sealing pavements, final landscaping, installing remaining tactile pavers in Kingsford, and cleaning footpaths and stops are being concluded in Kingsford and Kensington.

Tram testing and commissioning, and driver familiarisation of the route is progressing so more trams will be travelling along Anzac Parade to the Juniors Kingsford terminus in the coming weeks.

A Transport for NSW spokesperson said It is expected that the daily trips will increase with the return of university students this week and as we introduce the L3 Kingsford Line in the coming months.

“Services between Kingsford and Circular Quay via Central are expected to commence in March 2020, pending ongoing testing and commissioning, driver training and performance tests,” the spokesperson said.

On average, around 40,000 passenger trips are taken each day, the most popular trip being between Circular Quay and QVB.

The most popular have been Circular Quay, QVB, China Town and Town Hall, followed by Wynyard and Central Chalmers St.