Cutting Edge Technology Delivering Sydney’s Light Rail

Posted 4 March 2014

A video model of utilities under George Street is being used to assist preparations for construction of the new light rail line between Circular Quay, Randwick and Kingsford.

The model is one of the many high-tech measures being used to ensure construction of the project can occur as quickly and with as little disruption as possible.

The preparatory works will help to reduce risks and minimise the impacts to businesses, residents and motorists when construction begins.

Work includes:

  • more than 3,500 pit surveys and investigations via more than 200 trenches along the 12 km alignment
  • a detailed utilities survey and creation of a 3D model
  • detailed geotechnical and contamination investigations
  • obtaining utility asset information.

Business forums have been established in the CBD and in key areas along the route giving businesses a regular opportunity to learn more about light rail, its potential impacts and how they can best prepare for construction.

Subject to planning approval, work to deliver the CBD and South East Light Rail will begin later this year and will take five to six years to complete.