Light Rail Benefits

The CBD and South East Light Rail will provide sustainable and reliable modern transport from the CBD to UNSW's Kensington Campus that will meet the needs of our community now and into the future.

From 2019, the Light Rail will provide efficient, turn-up-an-go public transport, with services every 8 minutes to/from Randwick and Kingsford between 7am and 7pm. It will provide a more direct and higher capacity link to UNSW from the CBD and Central Station. Each vehicle will carry up to 450 people – the equivalent of nine standard buses, with a planned capacity of 13,500 passengers per hour (6750 in each direction).

The Light Rail will also deliver a significant improvement in reliability compared to the current variability of bus travel times to and from UNSW due to traffic congestion.

Transport for NSW's current planning would see a combined light rail and bus network deliver double the morning peak capacity from the CBD to UNSW and the Randwick hospital precinct. 

Where can you find more information?

  • For more information about the CBD and South East Light Rail work in the area, call 1800 684 490, email or visit
  • For urgent enquiries or complaints call the Light Rail 24-hour Construction Response Line: 1800 775 465
  • For the latest information on traffic conditions related to construction in the area, visit