Sydney CBD light rail construction imminent

Published 24th September, 2015 in Transport

The countdown has begun until light rail construction in Sydney’s CBD begins October 4.

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Bus changes on Sydney CBD imminent

If you are working or travelling in the city, it’s time to alter your travel plans to spread the peak hour load and ease pressure on the transport network during construction.

How to plan your trip

From October 4 bus stops, routes and timetables will change.

There are a range of tools to help you plan your trip. You can use the trip planner, call 131 500, or try out different options with the new interactive bus route planner

To help businesses and employees develop effective travel plans, the NSW Government has launched the Travel Choices Program.

The program’s aim is to reduce peak hour car travel by asking drivers to ‘re-route, re-mode or re-time’ their journeys.

Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said that George Street would eventually be out of action.

“So avoid driving now if you can,” he said.

Christmas shopping

In the lead up to Christmas, the CBD will still be a great place to shop with many activities planned such as a 9 metre high Christmas tree, gift wrapping stations, pop-up stores promoting local retailers, fashion parades, Wi-Fi zones, digital Christmas card photo booths, street lighting and the closure of Market Street for the Boxing Day sales.

Minister Constance said that while George Street may close to general traffic between King and Market streets when key construction works get underway on October 23, the city was still open for business.

The Christmas program will run from late October until Christmas with further business activation campaigns being planned for other sections of the route.

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Published 24th September, 2015 in Transport