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

Previous 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: 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: November 2017
Status: Not started
More info: Coming soon


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: 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.

 

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.

Hunter Street between Auckland and Darby streets

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

 

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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