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MAJOR BOOST FOR THE SYDNEY LIGHT RAIL NETWORK

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MAJOR BOOST FOR THE SYDNEY LIGHT RAIL NETWORK

Commuters will benefit from a faster travel time and more space on Sydney Light Rail, with more than 810 extra services added to the L2 Randwick and L3 Kingsford Lines.

There are now an additional 518 services a week, on top of the 294 services added on 18 May. Service frequency has also increased with services around every 4 minutes between Circular Quay and Moore Park and around every 8 minutes in the South East, between 7am – 7pm weekdays.

Minister for Transport Andrew Constance said the new timetable will deliver end-to-end journey time benefits.

“Since the L3 Kingsford Line opened to customers on 3 April, we have used the quieter than normal period to make improvements to traffic signal phasing and the infrastructure and systems in place,” Mr Constance said.

“Since April, we’ve seen end-to-end journey times of around 38-40 minutes for both the L2 and L3 Lines. 

“As the new timetable is bedded in, we will see further improvements to the end-to-end journey time with services running around 38 minutes on the L2 Randwick and L3 Kingsford Lines.”

The new timetable will provide another 26,900 spaces each week, supporting people returning to jobs and school while allowing for safe physical distance.

“There is also free temporary event-style parking at Moore Park, where people can drive then jump on a light rail into the city,” Mr Constance said.

On the L1 Dulwich Hill Line, a further 55 services have been temporarily added between 10am and 3pm to provide a consistent 10min service on weekdays.

For COVID-19 travel advice and to plan your journey, visit transportnsw.info

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