Its Official! The new South East Light Rail opens 14 December 2019, with services on the L2 Randwick Line beginning from 11am.
The L2 Randwick Line includes 14 stops between Circular Quay and Randwick, running through the CBD, Central, Surry Hills, Moore Park, UNSW and ending at the Randwick Hospitals Campus on High Street, Randwick. The L3 Kingsford Line will open in March 2020, adding five more stops between Moore Park and Kingsford at Nine Ways. Additional services will run from Central Chalmers Street Stop for major events to Moore Park and Royal Randwick Racecourse.
Services start from 5am and end at 1am each day, and run more frequently on weekdays between 7am and 7pm with services every 4 to 8 minutes between Circular Quay and Central, and every 8 to 12 minutes between Central and Randwick. At 67-metres long, the light rail can carry up to 450 people at once. This makes them some of the highest capacity tram services in the world.
The new light rail will run fare free on the first weekend with the first services starting around 11am Saturday 14 morning. The fare free weekend (Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 December) only applies to the L2 Randwick line, not the existing L1 Inner West line or other public transport services.
On weekdays, frequent services will run approximately every four to eight minutes between Circular Quay and Central, and every eight to twelve minutes between Central and Randwick, from 7am to 7pm as we bed in services over the next six months.