New pedestrian bridge opens to enhance school safety

13 December 2019

A new footbridge named in honour of a distinguished former Sydney Girls High School student was officially opened at a ceremony on 13 December, the eve of passenger services starting on the L2 Randwick Line.

Members of the Sydney Boys and Girls High School community were among the special guests at the ribbon cutting event for the Dr Agnes Bennett Bridge, a newly constructed pedestrian footbridge over Anzac Parade at Moore Park.

Almost 2000 school children cross Anzac Parade, and the footbridge ensures they have direct access to the light rail stop and can safely get to and from school.

The footbridge improves traffic congestion by removing the signalised crossing outside the school, and will also benefit eventgoers heading to the Moore Park sporting and entertainment precinct.

Dr Agnes Bennett attended Sydney Girls High School between 1888 and 1889. She later served as a Captain with the ANZAC forces in Cairo and the Dardanelles during 1915 and was awarded an O.B.E by the New Zealand Government in 1948.

Trams will begin to carry passengers through Sydney’s CBD between Circular Quay and Randwick for the first time in nearly 60 years when the CBD and South East Light Rail opens on Saturday, 14 December.

For the opening weekend, the L2 line is free, giving customers plenty of time to come and have a try before regular services start on Monday with standard Opal fares.

In March 2020 the L3 Kingsford Line will open, adding five more stops between Moore Park and Kingsford Juniors.

Customers can go to transportnsw.info to plan their trip.