First time at Central Station Chalmers Street stop for new tram

22 May 2019

Tram testing reached a landmark moment overnight with the first of many light rail vehicles rolling into the Central Station Chalmers Street stop.

The journey marks an important moment for the project – it’s the first time a tram has travelled into Surry Hills through the Moore Park Tunnel and along Devonshire Street to Central.

With night testing now underway to Central, tram testing will soon expand to day time and into the CBD.

It’s an important time for the community to be aware of the changed environment in the area as tram movements become more frequent.

As testing continues to expand into new areas the community needs to be aware of the new environment and remember to “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 NSWs “Be aware there’s a tram there” safety campaign is in market and is being progressively rolled out as testing expands into new areas.

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