Tram testing underway in Kensington and Kingsford

7 November 2019

Night time tram testing started during October in Kensington and Kingsford and the first day tests have since commenced in the precinct, marking a new milestone for light rail.

It means trams are now out and about along the entire length of the CBD and South East Light Rail alignment.

For UNSW students and staff and all pedestrians in the area, it’s important to look out before you step out, use designated crossings, and avoid distractions such as mobile phones.

For a UNSW crossing diagram and more safety tips for all road users, visit the Sydney Light Rail Safety page. Traffic conditions may also have changed with all traffic signals now installed.

Take a look at the latest safety notification for Kensington and Kingsford for information about hazard zones, which includes an area three metres either side of the tracks and near all wires and poles. Any works inside the hazard zone require a Permit to Work.

Coming up in the area, crews will be completing footpath restoration, road asphalting near Duke Street, and road line-marking. Ausgrid cutovers will also take place at Nine Ways. Sturt Street intersection works, including paving and kerb works are also nearing completion, as is signage and paving at light rail stops.