The Sydney light rail network is a light rail/tram network operating within the city of Sydney. Having begun operations in 1997, the network experienced its largest ever expansion with the opening of the Randwick Line in December 2019. The network’s recent expansion increased the number of station to 42, covering a length of 24.7 km.

The recent expansion is great news for travellers making it even easier for visitors to travel between the different attractions located across Sydney. Popular attractions such as Circular Quay, the Queen Victoria Building and the Sydney Fish Market are all easiley accessible via the Sydney light rail network. The Kingsford Line, the systems third, is expected to open in March 2020 with a separate Parramatta Line (located in Sydney’s west) expected to follow in 2023.

Visitors wishing to use the Sydney light rail network will need either an Opal card, credit card/contactless payment method or a single trip ticket available for purchase at every light rail stop. Check trip planner for current service times as service frequency is dependent on rider volume and traffic conditions. If you’d like to know more, check out the network’s official website for more information.

Image courtesy of Transport for NSW

Leave a Reply