May in the CBD

11 June 2019

Light rail marked a number of new milestones in May, including the arrival of more new trams, taking the number now in residence at the Randwick Stabling Yard past the halfway mark to more than 30.

All overhead wires have now been installed from the Town Hall stop in the city to High Street at Randwick. Work is also complete on the complex overhead systems above Hay and George Streets, which integrates with the existing Inner West light rail line.

Trams are becoming a more common sight out on the tracks with day and night time testing now underway between Lang Road, Moore Park, and High Street, Randwick.

People will also see tram testing at night along Devonshire Street, Surry Hills, up to Central Station Chalmers Street stop with day testing soon to start.

Please be mindful of your surrounds as tram testing expands along the alignment and tram movements are becoming more frequent. Be aware there is a tram there. Look out before you step out and follow traffic signals and traffic controller’s directions.

To find out more about staying safe around trams and around the rail corridor, visit the safety page on the website.


Ahead of energisation in June, teams have been busy with finishing works such as paving, tree planting and installing street furniture.

Completed works in zone 1 include paving at Circular Quay stop on Alfred Street.

The team in zone 2 are busy finishing the installation of delineation kerb and works at the Alfred Street intersection. Trees are also being planted in the area.

Footpath restoration and tree planting has wrapped up in zone 3 and paving works are now done in zone 4. 

In zone 7, teams have completed the paving at the Town Hall stop and along the eastern side of George Street. Works are progressing on the water main on the western side of George Street.

Delineation kerbs, which separate the trams and traffic, have been completed in zones 8 and 9.

Teams are working to install trees and complete paving at the Chinatown stop in zone 10. The western lane has been reopened to traffic in zones 10 and 11.

In zone 12, paving on the northern footpath of George Street has been completed and work on the southern side will commence in the coming weeks.

Construction at the Pitt Street, Eddy Avenue and Rawson Place intersection has been finalised and the crew is now focussed on completing the paving. 

Upcoming works in the CBD include installing smartpoles at stops and paving works.