Work in progress

Major light rail construction started in September 2017. Construction of Newcastle Light Rail will be carried out in zones on Hunter and Scott streets. There are ten construction zones in total and each zone will be temporarily closed to traffic during major construction. Multiple zones may be closed at any one time. Pedestrian access will be maintained during construction. View the 2017 construction overview.

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Construction Map

We will provide information for each construction zone outlining key activities, details on traffic arrangements, what to expect during construction, and contact details before work starts in a given area.

1.

Stewart Avenue between Hunter Street and Honeysuckle Drive

Work starts: August 2017 (weekend work only)
Status: In progress
More information:

Latest update - 27 September 2017 - Newcastle West - Stewart Avenue - construction update

Previous update - 30 August 2017 - Newcastle West - Stewart Avenue - construction update

4 August 2017 - Newcastle West - Stewart Avenue - construction overview

 


2.

Former rail corridor between former Wickham Station and Worth Place

Work starts: May 2017
Status: In progress
More information:

Latest update - August 2017 - Newcastle West - Stewart Avenue to Worth Place update

Previous update - May 2017 - Newcastle West - Wickham construction overview 

 


3.

Hunter Street between Worth Place and Auckland Street

Work starts: from December 2017
Status: Not started
More info: Coming soon


4.

Hunter Street between Auckland Street and Darby Street

Work starts: September 2017
Status: In progress
More info: 

Latest update - August 2017 - Hunter Street - Auckland to Darby - construction update 

                          August 2017 - Hunter Street - Auckland to Darby - map

Previous update - June 2017 - Hunter Street - Auckland to Darby - construction overview


5.

Hunter Street between Darby Street and Crown Street

Work starts: 2018
Status: Not started
More info: More information about 2018 work will be released later this year.

 


6.

Hunter Street between Crown Street and Perkins Street

Work starts: 3 November 2017
Status: In progress
More info:

Latest update - 24 October 2017 - Hunter and Scott streets - Crown to Perkins - construction update

                         24 October 2017 - Hunter and Scott streets - Crown to Perkins - map

Previous updateSeptember 2017 - Hunter and Scott streets - Crown to Perkins - construction overview

 


7.

Scott Street between Perkins Street and Newcomen Street

Work starts: 2018
Status: Not started
More info: More information about 2018 work will be released later this year


8.

Scott Street between Newcomen Street and Watt Street

Work starts: 2018
Status: Not started
More info: More information about 2018 work will be released later this year


9.

Scott Street between Watt Street and Pacific Street

Work starts: 2018
Status: Not started
More info: More information about 2018 work will be released later this year


10.

Scott Street between Pacific Street and Telford Street

Work starts: from December 2017
Status: Not started
More info: Coming soon

 

 

Work not involving road closures will also take place throughout the project in all zones.

Site investigations on Hunter and Scott streets

To help prepare for construction of Newcastle Light Rail, Transport for NSW has engaged Downer EDI, as managing contractor for light rail, to carry out site investigations in Newcastle, Newcastle East and Newcastle West.

Site investigations, including potholing and digging test pits, will be carried out along the light rail alignment on Hunter and Scott streets from Worth Place to Telford Street from Monday 23 October 2017. This work will be carried out at night to minimise disruption to traffic in the city centre, and will take about one week to complete. Read more in the October 2017 site investigations construction notification.

Information for road users

We will display up to date information, including road closures and detours on electronic message signs along the road. For the latest traffic information, visit livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

During major light rail construction, parts of Hunter and Scott streets will be temporarily closed to traffic. Changed traffic conditions may cause some delays and we encourage people to take this into account when planning their trip. When travelling in and around the city centre, consider using alternative routes to help avoid traffic congestion. 

Hunter Street between Auckland and Darby streets (zone 4)

Major light rail construction has started on Hunter Street between Auckland and Darby streets. Hunter Street is closed to traffic in this area with detours in place directing road users onto King Street at Auckland and Darby streets. Footpaths in the area remain open.

Hunter and Scott streets between Crown and Perkins streets (zone 6)

Major light rail construction has started on Hunter and Scott streets between Crown and Perkins streets. Hunter and Scott streets are closed to traffic in this area with detours in place directing road users onto King Street at Darby, Crown and Watt streets. Footpaths remain open on the southern side of Hunter and Scott streets.

 View our handy parking guide for information on where you can park in Newcastle city centre.

Information about bus changes

City centre bus changes came into effect on Sunday 10 September. Hunter Street buses are being diverted at Union Street. Customers travelling east of Union Street will now travel on King and Watt streets, with the exception of routes 106 and 107, which will use Honeysuckle Drive and Wharf Road. Click here for the map showing the bus route diversions and new bus stop locations, or download the bus changes flyer here. Plan your trip at newcastletransport.info

Project updates

Project updates will be published regularly outlining light rail work completed and upcoming work

Previous project updates can be found in the library

Contact us

Phone:

  • 1800 684 490 for general enquiries about Newcastle Light Rail
  • 1800 775 465 for urgent construction related enquiries or issues (24 hour line)

Email: projects@transport.nsw.gov.au

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