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THE proposed light rail system for Newcastle would cost twice as much to run down Hunter Street than the existing rail corridor, the state government has revealed.
More light rail details were released last week, when the state government launched its "Revitalising Newcastle" website and hosted invitation-only sessions for industry and large business owners.
The NSW government also revealed it was looking at a third light rail option that would run along Hunter Street then divert at the mall.
A spokeswoman for the state government said costings for the three options had not been finalised and would not be made public until after the consultation period had ended.
She said cost estimates made by the state government were based on assumptions, as the project's engineers had only just been appointed.
On-street car spaces might need to be removed if the Hunter Street option gets the go-ahead, while the proposed Hunter Street cycleway would also need to be moved.
The state government will use money from a 98-year lease deal of Newcastle port to pay for the light rail.
The state government has said $340 million made from the lease will be directed towards Newcastle, in addition to the $120 million the government has already committed to the Hunter Street project.
This article first appeared on www.newcastlestar.com.au
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