Sydneysiders reminded to play it safe around light rail as thousands return to work and school

28 January 2020

Sydneysiders who commute through the CBD and South East are reminded to ‘Play it Safe around Light Rail’ with school students heading back to class and many workers returning from summer holidays this week.

It is vital everyone moving around the city stays alert and aware around trams at all times, and the ‘back to school’ period, when roads and public transport are expected to become busier, is a good time to remind all road users to keep their heads up around light rail.

Sydney Girls and Sydney Boys High School students will be able to catch the light rail to school this year. They will also be able to use the new Dr Agnes Bennett footbridge which provides a safe and direct link between the Moore Park light rail stop and the two schools.

During school terms, extra weekday shuttle services will run between Central Chalmers Street and Moore Park in the morning from 8.15-8.45am, and in the afternoon from 3.15-3.45pm.

Customer service staff in red shirts will be out on the ground at key locations to help students and other customers this week.

Close to 1.5 million paid trips have already been taken since the L2 Randwick Line opened in December, and around 42,000 passenger trips have been recorded each weekday.

Transport for NSW has been monitoring the network with the operator via CCTV at stops, crowd management, network support officers, and police stationed throughout key points of the road and light rail network.

Tram safety campaign, ‘Heads Up! Play it Safe around Light Rail’, is spreading important advice for staying safe around light rail as people get used to living and working with light rail. Visit our safety page for more information.

Click the link more information on the School Student Transport Scheme.

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