No guarantee Sydney & # 39; s problematic $ 2.1 billion light rail project will shorten travel time

Was it all for nothing? Commuters cannot be guaranteed that Sydney & # 39; s problematic $ 2.1 billion light rail project will shorten travel times – and the government still has no idea when it will be finished

  • No guarantee that the Sydney light rail project will reduce commuting time
  • The project has been postponed for 12 months but will be opened in December
  • Transport for NSW has revealed that they have no idea what travel time will be
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There is no guarantee that the $ 2.1 billion delayed light-rail project will reduce commuter travel time and there is no clarity as to when it will be completed.

The Sydney Light Rail project has already been delayed by 12 months, but is expected to open partially in December.

Although it has been advertised that it will drastically shorten commuter travel time, documents issued by Transport for NSW reveal that they have no idea what time it will be.

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There is no guarantee that the $ 2.1 billion delayed light rail project will shorten commuter travel time

There is no guarantee that the $ 2.1 billion delayed light rail project will shorten commuter travel time

The Sydney Light Rail project has already been delayed by 12 months, but is expected to open partially in December.

The Sydney Light Rail project has already been delayed by 12 months, but is expected to open partially in December.

The Sydney Light Rail project has already been delayed by 12 months, but is expected to open partially in December.

In documents obtained by Nine News, a letter states that the government does not have & # 39; predicted times & # 39; has for peak services.

Transport for NSW & # 39; s Marg Prendergast sad that tests are still being completed and this is still being worked out based on traffic and traffic lights.

& # 39; Testing the vehicle that you now have there during the day and & # 39; At night, we will actually use it to test the durations of different points, & she said.

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Shadow Traffic Minister Jodi McKay, however, said the government should know the information, especially since the project has been in the making for four years.

It is thought that the project will aim for a maximum travel time of 40 minutes between Kingsford and Circular Quay – but an express bus will do the route in just 20 minutes.

& # 39; The light rail has more consistent and reliable travel times and does not have the variability that buses have if they get stuck in traffic jams & # 39 ;, said Prendergast.

Although it has been advertised that it will dramatically shorten commuter travel time, documents released by Transport for NSW reveal no idea what time it will be

Although it has been advertised that it will dramatically shorten commuter travel time, documents released by Transport for NSW reveal no idea what time it will be

Although it has been advertised that it will dramatically shorten commuter travel time, documents released by Transport for NSW reveal no idea what time it will be

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Although the light rail is expected to open in December this year, it is only intended to carry passengers between Randwick and Circular Quay.

The branch to Kingsford along Anzac Parade is by no means complete – previous agency reports suggested that work could continue until March 2020.

It is clear that the project, from the CBD from Sydney to the eastern suburbs, cost $ 2.1 billion.

The original budget was $ 1.6 billion when the major work started in October 2015.

Under the original timeframe, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian was meant to cut the ribbon on the completed project prior to the March elections.

In documents obtained by Nine News, a letter states that the government does not have & # 39; predicted times & # 39; has for peak services
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In documents obtained by Nine News, a letter states that the government does not have & # 39; predicted times & # 39; has for peak services

In documents obtained by Nine News, a letter states that the government does not have & # 39; predicted times & # 39; has for peak services

Earlier this year, 110 companies and residents allegedly started a class action lawsuit against Transport for NSW, with a compensation of $ 400 million.

Lawyers have since claimed that compensation for & # 39; economic and psychological trauma & # 39; is.

When everything is complete, the services are played every four minutes at peak times in the CBD of Sydney and every eight minutes to and from Randwick and Kingsford every four minutes.

Under the original timeframe, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian was meant to cut the ribbon on the completed project prior to the March elections.
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Under the original timeframe, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian was meant to cut the ribbon on the completed project prior to the March elections.

Under the original timeframe, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian was meant to cut the ribbon on the completed project prior to the March elections.

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