Work in progress

Major Newcastle Light Rail construction started in September 2017 and wrapped up in September 2018. View the latest 2018 construction overview.

From October 2018, you will begin to see light rail vehicles moving around the city centre as we test the light rail system and train our drivers. This phase will ensure the system is fully functional and safe to carry passengers from early 2019. Read more on testing and commissioning here.

Information on road closures and getting around the city centre during the testing and commissioning phase can be found here.

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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.


Scott Street between Pacific Street and Telford Street

Work starts: 5 February 2018
Status: Major construction complete
More info: 

Latest update - 

20 November 2018 - Scott Street - construction update - paving

Previous updates - 

27 September 2018 - Hunter and Scott streets - Darby to Telford - construction update - traffic changes

14 September 2018 - Scott Street - Sunday work extended

3 September 2018 - Scott Street - construction update - traffic changes and Sunday work

January 2018 - Scott Street - Pacific to Telford (zone 10) - construction overview



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

Other work on Hunter and Scott streets

Revitalising Newcastle and Newcastle City Council are working together to deliver the new, wider footpaths on Hunter and Scott streets between Worth Place and Telford Street: 

4 May 2018 - Hunter and Scott streets - footpath upgrades overview

Upgrades to deep sewer infrastructure on Hunter and Scott streets will start from 22 January 2018: 

18 January 2018 - Hunter and Scott streets (zones 4, 5, 8, 9) - construction notification - deep sewer upgrades 

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


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


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