Sneak peek at light rail in Surry Hills

28 September 2016

Pedestrian-friendly footpaths, pocket parks, outdoor dining and a green corridor along Devonshire Street are among the key features of a newly released animation showing the future of Surry Hills with the addition of light rail.

Watch the animated fly-through at the top of the page to see how Devonshire Street, from Elizabeth Street to Crown Street, will look and feel when light rail is operating.

CBD Coordinator General Marg Prendergast said the Devonshire Street segment of the light rail route represented an opportunity to make massive improvements that will add to the culture and environment of Surry Hills.

“Our focus is to maintain that unique personality that residents and visitors all love about Surry Hills, while improving the streetscape and providing a fantastic new public transport service at the same time,” Ms Prendergast said.

“As well as building the light rail, we are also undergrounding the current overhead powerlines, widening footpaths where we can and opening new pocket parks for the locals and visitors to enjoy.”

The first stage of construction in Surry Hills began on Devonshire Street, between Chalmers and Elizabeth streets, at the start of this month.

Services will begin operating on the CBD and South East Light Rail in 2019.