Triple milestone reached in the South East

25 September 2017

We have triple the reason to celebrate the latest construction milestone in the South East where 100 per cent of track has now been completed in three zones.

More than 4.6km of track has been laid along Alison Rd and parts of Anzac Parade, and work is pushing ahead in other zones on Anzac Parade where 3.9km of track has been laid.

Now track is complete along Alison Road, we will soon be installing overhead wires and then starting dynamic testing of the light rail vehicles along this section. Prior to the testing we will be launching a safety campaign to ensure the community are aware of the changes associated with the start of testing, including live wires and moving vehicles.

Coordinator General Marg Prendergast said this important milestone highlighted the project’s momentum.

“Construction of the light rail is making strong progress in the South East with more than 8.5km of track installed along the route, completing the sections along Alison Road and on Anzac Parade, between Todman Avenue and High Street,” she said.

“As well as the completion of track, work is continuing on the first light rail stop on Alison Road.

“Seeing the progress on this important section of the light rail route shows how far we’ve come with construction in the South East and when vehicle testing begins in comings months, we will start to see just how much this project will transform this area.”

Light rail will transform public transport in the South East, by providing reliable turn-up and up services, running services every four minutes between the CBD and Moore Park and eight minutes on the branch lines in each direction.

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