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Why Sydney's new light rail trams won't carry passengers on inner west line

Why Sydney's new light rail trams won't carry passengers on inner west line

Different standards for Sydney's inner west light rail line and a new $2.1 billion line from the central city to the south east mean trams carrying passengers won't be able to switch between the two. The standards differ on a range of measures including gaps between platforms and carriages, height and width of the actual track, clearances between the track corridor and its surrounds, and distance between the back wheels of the trams.
750 new weekend train services to ease Sydney’s traffic nightmare

750 new weekend train services to ease Sydney’s traffic nightmare

MORE than 750 new weekend train services are being added to Sydney’s transport network in a bid to keep pace with a growth in demand driven by road congestion.

Transport Minister Andrew Constance said the bolstered timetables followed a 68 per cent surge in weekend demand between 2013 and 2016 and were part of an overall $1.5 billion program to get more trains on the network.

City of Sydney bolsters WestConnex war fund with $410,000 injection

City of Sydney bolsters WestConnex war fund with $410,000 injection

ANOTHER $410,000 has been allocated by the City of Sydney to fight the WestConnex project, bringing the council’s total spend against the motorway to almost $940,000.

The city will use the extra funds to establish a campaign advocating for its own alternative plans for WestConnex, which involve scrapping the St Peters interchange altogether.

$4.3 billion twin tunnels project hits a landmark construction date

$4.3 billion twin tunnels project hits a landmark construction date

PROGRESS marches on for WestConnex, the $4.3 billion M5 project has now reached its one year of construction milestone.

Access tunnels at all four sites — Kingsgrove, St Peters, Arncliffe and Bexley — have now reached the main line after a total 1km of digging.