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Metro Light Rail

brief history ...

Sydney Tram
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Most of the Metro Light Rail is based on the old Darling Harbour Goods Line. This line was built initially to serve freight terminal at Darling Harbour. The original line was connecting the Sydney Railway Station, now Central Railway Station and Darling Harbour. The Harbour Goods Line opened on 26 September 1855.

Due to modern transport and the opening of new terminals (Port Botany, Chullora) the volume of Darling Harbour traffic decreased continuously in time and was brought to a halt at 26 of October 1984.

Until 22 of January 1996, the line continued to run intermittent goods traffic, including a weekly wheat train to the Edwin Davey Flour Mill.

In 1994 the Sydney Light Rail Company was formed and the Darling Harbour Goods Line conversion of the first section of line from Central station to Pyrmont started on 25 January 1996.

The line opened for trial service on the 11 August 199 and was officialy by the then Premier of New South Wales Bob Carr on 31 August.

On Sunday 13 August 2000 the Lilyfield extension was officially opened.

tourist information ...

How to get there
See map.

Contact details:
Veolia Transport Pty Ltd
220 Pyrmont Street
Pyrmont NSW 2009
Phone: +61 2 8584 5288
Web site: Metro Monorail & Light Rail

Frequency:
Between Central and Star City Casino
24 hrs per day every day
Every 10-15 minutes 6AM to Midnight
Every 30 minutes Midnight to 6AM

Between Central and Lilyfield
Everyday every 10-15 minutes
Sun - Thu: 6AM to 11PM
Fri & Sat: 6AM to midnight
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