Shoppers heading into the Sydney CBD for Boxing Day sales are being advised to adhere to COVID-19 physical distancing requirements and plan ahead for road closures.
Transport for NSW Chief Operations Officer Howard Collins is reminding commuters to physically distance where possible, wear a mask and practise good personal hygiene while travelling on the transport network.
“Enhanced cleaning is continuing on our network and extra staff will help customers move through busy stations and interchanges, but we are asking all commuters to do their part by following the health advice and travelling in a COVID safe way,” Mr Collins said.
Roads will be closed to general traffic on Market Street between Elizabeth and Pitt streets and on Castlereagh Street between King and Market streets from 1am until 10pm.
There will also be lane closures on Market Street between Pitt and York streets with at least one westbound lane open.
“Motorists are reminded to be patient and allow extra travel time if driving into the CBD as roads may be busier than usual and parking spaces are expected to fill quickly.”
All roads will reopen and return to normal operation by 10pm. Roads may open earlier if pedestrian volumes decrease.
This year, light rail services on the L2 and L3 lines will operate all the way to Circular Quay.
Extra public transport services are running across the network during summer, which will help keep people COVID safe as they return the CBD.
As of 1 December, more than 1,200 additional weekly services were added to the 3,300 extra services already running across the network. This includes an extra 900 weekly night bus services in and out of the CBD on Friday and Saturday nights.
Customers are reminded that between 26 and 28 December, buses will replace trains on the T3 Bankstown Line between Central and Bankstown, on the T4 Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra Line between Hurstville and Central and between Central and Waterfall on the South Coast Line to allow Sydney Trains and Sydney Metro to do maintenance work on the rail corridor.