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Sydney CBD Light Rail

A light rail corridor and integrated transport system to support a growing population

  • 12KM

    CBD Light Rail corridor

  • 9000

    passengers per hour

  • 20

    Stops

  • Sydney, New South Wales

    Sydney, New South Wales

An integrative approach to solving the demands of a growing population

A growing population requires adaptive and creative approaches to solving associated challenges—Sydney being no exception. With a population set to rise by one million within the next ten years, the New South Wales government had to be innovative. The solution? A 12-kilometre (7.5-mile) light rail corridor and integrated transport system—spanning George Street, throughout the CBD to Surry Hills, Moore Park, Randwick, and Kingsford.

This additional capacity moves people through the city, whether attending a major sporting event, entertainment, university, or getting people to where they need to be without adding to congestion. Together with Transport for New South Wales and former Roads and Maritime Services, Stantec developed a multi-layered integrated transport model to support the planning, design, and construction of the scheme

The team tackled a complex transport system by developing and adopting innovative transport modelling solutions. We delivered a combined network of car, bus, and light rail with the assistance of extensive traffic simulation modeling. The new corridor, completed in 2020 despite several construction setbacks, addresses the needs of the growing population; to move, connect, and create flow in a bustling CBD.

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Meet Our Team

Robert Dus, Technical Director & Practice Leader – Transportation Modeling

I love the feeling of delivering projects where analytics tell the story and unlock our understanding of transportation needs.
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Bryan Li, Senior Principal - Transportation, Team Leader (VIC)

I’m passionate about providing evidence-based outcomes and solutions that are practical and considerate to all transportation modes.
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Rebecca Strachan, Senior Principal - Transportation, Team Leader VIC

I’m energised by complex problems and love to develop safe, efficient, and practical solutions.
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Pierre Hartzenberg, Business Leader, Geospatial

Surveying is always the first discipline carried out on site. We form the backbone for all other work that follows.
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Stuart Mathie, Senior Manager - Bridges Drafting

I take pride in my work—I’m passionate about ensuring what I communicate makes sense and can easily be understood by any audience.
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Robert Dus

Technical Director & Practice Leader – Transportation Modeling

Bryan Li

Senior Principal - Transportation, Team Leader (VIC)

Rebecca Strachan

Senior Principal - Transportation, Team Leader VIC

Pierre Hartzenberg

Business Leader, Geospatial

Stuart Mathie

Senior Manager - Bridges Drafting

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