VIDEO: SYDNEY’S FIRST NEW TRAM ON THE MOVE25 February 2018
Testing of Sydney’s new light rail system is underway with the first tram running along Alison Road in Randwick and giving Sydneysiders a glimpse of the future.
Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said the first tram test for the CBD and South East Light Rail project was a milestone marking the next phase of the project.
“This is a pivotal moment and an exciting way to begin 2018 with the first tram now in training,” Mr Constance said.
“While construction is still underway, we have officially started our first phase of testing which allows engineers to monitor the trams performance and get it ready for operations.”
The first stage of tram testing will initially be carried out at night with trams operating at low speeds. Daytime testing will start in the coming months with tram movements becoming more frequent.
“At the moment we are testing at night, but that will progress into the daylight hours, construction fencing and barriers will gradually be removed, so it is important for people to be mindful of tracks and stops and to remember trams may be moving around you,” Mr Constance said.
“We know Sydney customers are going to be just as excited as us when the new trams start running from the CBD to Randwick and Kingsford.”
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