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Sydney's newest light rail extension will deliver turn up and go and reliable transport options through the a part of the Inner West which originally heavily relied on buses only. This is the first completion of a major transport project under Barry O'Farrell.
Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced the Inner West Light Rail Extension will open to the public next Thursday 27 March, providing a brand new public transport service with nine new stops and four new-look vehicles for customers.
The $176 million Inner West Light Rail Extension will connect to the existing light rail service, which operates from Central to Lilyfield, and will run along the former Rozelle freight rail corridor, through the inner west to Dulwich Hill.
“I’m very pleased to say the Inner West Light Rail Extension is on time and on budget and will be opening on Thursday 27 March, and this is fantastic news for customers.
“This is a brand new piece of public transport infrastructure with nine new stops and was a key election commitment of the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government.
Ms Berejiklian said the Central to Dulwich Hill light rail will deliver a service every 10 minutes in the peaks between 7am – 10am and 3pm – 6pm, and every 15 minutes in the off peak period. There will also be regular weekend services for customers.
Commuters could also interchange at Dulwich Hill and Lewisham West for Bankstown and Inner West Line services which operate frequently.
“Because of the regular turn-up-and-go service, customers won’t need to consult a timetable and can easily interchange between Inner West bus services as well as local train services at Lewisham and Dulwich Hill.”
Full fare tickets will remain at the same price for customers on the existing light rail service from Central to Lilyfield, meaning customers will be able to travel almost twice the distance as before, from Dulwich Hill to Central, without paying any more.
Ms Berejiklian said each of the light rail stops feature a range of safety and accessibility features such as real-time passenger information displays, platform shelters and seating, lighting, emergency help points, CCTV, wayfinding signage and a level crossing between platforms.
“Sydney’s new-look light rail vehicle fleet will also be on display from next Thursday on the Inner West Light Rail Extension, with more new vehicles to be brought into service in coming months,” Ms Berejiklian said.
This article first appeared on www.transport.nsw.gov.au
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