New home for Central Coach Terminal21 March 2017
With construction of the CBD and South East Light Rail charging ahead, CBD Coordinator General Marg Prendergast has announced plans to relocate the Central Station Coach Terminal and coach bays to allow work to begin on Eddy Avenue.
All coaches currently operating from Eddy Avenue will relocate to the Western Forecourt in late-April so that construction crews can occupy Eddy Avenue from 28 April. Coaches operating from Pitt Street will not be affected.
Ms Prendergast said that Transport for NSW was working closely with affected operators to ensure that they and their customers had enough notice ahead of the change.
“The new coach terminal will improve connectivity for many customers, with a taxi rank and ‘kiss and ride’ drop-off area close by, and will give customers better access to seating, toilets and food and drink options within the Grand Concourse,” Ms Prendergast said.
“Relocating the coach terminal for light rail will minimise traffic impacts on Eddy Avenue – it’s a key piece of the puzzle for the project which is on track to begin services in 2019.”
From 1 April, parking at the Western Forecourt will be temporarily suspended due to construction of bus bays for the new terminal. Limited parking spaces will be reinstated from 4 April.
The CBD and South East Light Rail will transform public transport in Sydney with reliable turn up and go services every four minutes between Circular Quay to Randwick and Kingsford via Moore Park and Central.