Sydney light rail glimpse

A first look at the design of Sydney’s light rail stops that gives a taste of infrastructure along the new tram line has been unveiled

Sydney light rail glimpse
An artist’s impression of the Surry Hills tram stop in Sydney’s inner suburbs


New South Wales Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance inspected a full-scale prototype of a future light rail stop recently.

"It is great to be able to take in the full experience of one of 19 light rail stops destined for the CBD and south east," he says.

"We’ve purposely built this as a life-size test to demonstrate all the individual elements and features and test the overall customer experience.

"We’ve had specialist architects design each stop along the route and we can see that when light-rail is operating in 2019, Sydney will be a world-class leader when it comes to seamlessly integrating public transport into our urban environment.

"The stops have each been designed to suit individual locations and complement their surrounds such as heritage buildings, local built and natural environments while ensuring they are fully accessible and user friendly."

The light-rail stops will each feature bronze canopies to provide protection from the elements, seating, integrated and convenient ticketing and electronic systems.

Grimshaw Architects has designed the light-rail stops, the first of which are expected to be built on Alison Road in Randwick over the coming months.

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