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07 Mar 2018

Delays predicted for Sydney light rail

A $2.1 billion light rail line will be established from the CBD to Randwick and Kensington to provide transportation alternatives for passengers. However; a confidential report prepared by Transport for NSW predicts that commuters will likely spend nine minutes on the tram at red lights along the journey. Delays would most likely occur in the southern CBD and Surry Hills as trams would be waiting for green lights at the intersections. Passengers are expected to experience delays during both morning and evening peak hours. Junctions such as Crown and Devonshire streets at Surry Hills and Darley and Alison Roads near Randwick are locations where the delays will most likely occur. Action for Public Transport Secretary Jim Donovan commented that if the Planning Committee cannot ensure that the light rail will have traffic light priority over other transportation methods; tram trips would be extended and become less convenient for passengers. He also pointed out that if the delays are not tackled; existing bus lines would attract more passengers. However; prioritising trams at junctions would then increase the travel times for motorists and other road users. Therefore; the needs of the light rail and existing road users must be balanced for an ideal transport network. Since its announcement; the 12-km light rail has suffered criticism from the community for increased costs; continuous delays and forced closures of local businesses due to construction along the route.

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