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October start for Sydney light rail construction

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Construction of Sydney’s CBD and South East Light Rail system is to start in earnest this October, according to a detailed construction schedule published by the New South Wales Government.

The network will stretch for 12 kilometres around the city centre connecting up Circular Quay and Central, the Moore Park sporting and entertainment precinct and Sydney Football Stadium, Randwick Racecourse, the University of NSW and Prince of Wales Hospital at Randwick.

Major civils works will be completed in April 2018. The project will be spread across 31 different construction zones.

Work will start on George Street between King and Market Streets on October 23. The final segment of the line to be delivered will be between Elizabeth Street and Chalmers Street, where work will start in September 2017. The light rail vehicles, which are being built by Alstom, are due to arrive around the same time.

A new authority is being established to manage the disruption caused to road users by the programme. The NSW Government said teams will operate on a ‘get in, get out’ basis.

 

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