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13 Dec 2019
Welcome Light Rail with a fare free weekend

Pack sun protection, grab a water bottle and avoid busier times of the day if you’re planning to be part of the CBD and South East Light Rail’s historic fare free opening day this Saturday.

Trams will carry passengers along George Street for the first time in more than 60 years when services begin on 14 December.

With large crowds expected and long queues likely to build in the late morning and around lunchtime, passengers should consider boarding later in the day or Sunday if possible.

The first L2 Randwick Line service will start at 11am and run between Circular Quay and Randwick until 1am and recommencing on Sunday from 5am to 1am.

For the opening weekend, the L2 line will be free, giving customers plenty of time to come and have a try of the new light rail before regular services start on Monday with standard Opal fares.

The fare free period does not apply to the L1 Inner West line or other public transport modes.

Customers will be asked to get off at both ends of the line, at Circular Quay and Randwick and can then line back up for a return trip or catch another public transport service home.

There will be plenty of options at Circular Quay and additional route 372 buses from Randwick Junction back to the city.

Customer service staff will be on the ground on the day to direct and help people get on and off trams.

To make sure this is a fun day out and everyone enjoys this historic moment for Sydney pedestrians are asked to stay off their phones when crossing the tracks and cross at the lights or at crossings.

Customers can go to transportnsw.info to plan their trip.  For the opening weekend, services will be running around every six minutes.