Sydney light rail extension opened

A $176 million extension of Sydney’s light rail system has opened between Lilyfield and Dulwich Hill.

The Inner West Light Rail project has added an extra nine stations to the network, which connects Sydney’s Inner West with the city centre.

The new 5.6-kilometre line runs along the former Rozelle freight rail corridor and provides 11 trains an hour during peak times.

Australasian Railway Association (ARA) chief executive Bryan Nye said: “As Sydney continues to expand, traffic congestion will become an increasingly challenging problem.

“Investing in light rail provides a proven long term solution that will contribute to a more seamless public transport system for the city of Sydney.”