6 June 2019

A new tram turned heads at Central Station Chalmers Street light rail stop on Thursday, parking at the station for a short morning visit to the busy precinct.

The daylight appearance was a first for a Citadis X05 tram with the vehicles currently undergoing night testing between the Randwick terminus and Central.

Transport for NSW Trambassadors dressed in blue shirts were on hand in the area to raise awareness of the tram safety campaign as testing will soon expand to day time and into the CBD.

The visit was a glimpse into the future for people moving through the major transport interchange.

In coming months, tram testing will expand into the CBD, followed by Kensington and Kingsford. Towards the end of the year, Sydneysiders will see trams in testing along the full length of the Randwick to CBD line.

As trams become a more common sight in the CBD, it’s important for people to learn to move safely around trams – “Be aware, there’s a tram there.”

Trams are often quieter than people expect and cannot stop easily or quickly. Motorists, pedestrians and cyclists need to follow the traffic signals or traffic controllers, not ride or drive in the tram corridor and to look out before you step out.

Transport for NSW’s “Be aware, there’s a tram there” safety campaign is being progressively rolled out as testing expands into new areas.

For more information about staying safe around trams visit our safety page.