Making tracks on High Street24 October 2017
Track laying in Randwick for the CBD and South East Light Rail is another step closer to completion, with the first tracks laid on High Street at the front of Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick.
Last week, 40 metres of single track was installed on High Street. In this section, track will be installed in two stages, ensuring that full access to Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick is maintained.
Coordinator General Marg Prendergast said she was pleased to see construction continuing to progress in the South East.
“There is now more than 8.8 kilometres of light rail track installed across the South East,” Ms Prendergast said.
“This progress includes an all-important length of track extending from Anzac Parade to Alison Road which is where testing of the first light rail vehicle will begin in coming months.
“When services begin, High Street will be serviced by two light rail stops to improve access to the University of NSW, as well as health services at the Randwick Hospitals Campus.
“The Randwick terminus will breathe new life into public spaces on High Street with more amenities and transport connections to shop and services in Randwick town centre.
“We thank residents and the community for their patience as we continue to build this transformational project.”
Almost 12km of track has now been installed across all construction zones, with testing of the first light rail vehicle to begin along part of the track in coming weeks.
Visit our Gallery to see video of the tracks being installed.