Sydney’s infamous light rail project has failed to clear its final hurdle; coronavirus.
The Premier today announced its immediate and permanent closure.
“It’s a sad day for Transport NSW,” says Gladys Berejiklian. “We’re proud of the network we built. It was going very well, but unfortunately COVID-19 has rendered it unviable.”
It’s understood a Spanish company has been contracted to dismantle the line between Circular Quay and Randwick.
Plans for the Moore Park to Kingsford line have been scrapped.
The Premier maintains the closure of the project is unrelated to its long delays and heavy cost blowouts.
“All public transport will be affected by COVID-19,” she says. “But either way, we’re very sorry to see the light rail go completely.”
More to come.