Daytime testing of Light Rail Vehicles as part of the CBD and South East Light Rail project have begun in Randwick, achieving a major milestone for the project.
As part of the first daytime test, Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, and Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Andrew Constance, boarded a Light Rail Vehicle and travelled from Randwick to Moore Park.
“This is an exciting day for Sydney with Light Rail Vehicle testing now underway during the day along Anzac Parade,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“This is a significant milestone and it shows the project is progressing.
“Not only is testing of the Light Rail Vehicles underway, but the track is nearing completion with less than a kilometre left to be laid.”
The first daytime test run took place in the first energised section of the 12km light rail route between the Royal Randwick Stop on Alison Road and Lang Road, Moore Park.
Mr Constance said systems testing and commissioning, which includes dynamic vehicle testing, will continue as civil construction nears completion.
“This milestone should remind Sydney that the days of getting a Light Rail Vehicle to Moore Park, the Racecourse or the hospital are just around the corner,” Mr Constance said.
“As civil construction nears completion, more areas along the alignment will be energised, enabling testing to expand.”
Sydneysiders are reminded to be aware of the Light Rail Vehicles while they are testing and lookout for traffic and road changes as the new transport system rolls out.