Getting on with the job: Inner West Light Rail extension another step closer

Source: New South Wales Government - www.transport.nsw.gov.au 

27 February 2014

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced the nine new Inner West Light Rail Extension stops were completed, the tracks and infrastructure ready, and testing of vehicles was now underway.

The $176 million Inner West Light Rail Extension will connect to the 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.

“Extending the existing light rail service in the inner west from Lilyfield to Dulwich Hill was a key election commitment of the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government and today I’m pleased to say the nine new stops are completed and testing of the new-look vehicles is underway,” Ms Berejiklian said today.

“This is an important public transport link and we are getting on with the job of building crucial public transport infrastructure for customers across this state.

“The NSW Government is very proud this project is being delivered on time and on budget – something which never occurred under Labor.”

Ms Berejiklian said each of the nine brand new light rail stops was undergoing finishing touches, and will feature a range of safety and accessibility features such as passenger information displays, platform shelters and seating, lighting, emergency help points, CCTV, wayfinding signage and a level crossing between platforms.

Ms Berejiklian said vehicle testing will continue in coming weeks before passenger services begin next month, pending the outcome of the tests.

“Testing of Sydney’s new-look light rail vehicle fleet on the Inner West Light Rail Extension has been underway over the last week, and that will continue as the project team prepares the new network and vehicles for service,” Ms Berejiklian said.

Most of the testing to date has been done at night between Lilyfield and Dulwich Hill, after the passenger services on the existing line have stopped, however daytime testing on the new network is now also underway.

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