Tag: Light Rail Transit

Transport & Logistics

Light Rail Project In Jerusalem: Opportunities & Challenges

The popularity of light rail in Australia shows no sign of waning as we step into 2016. In NSW alone we have seen the recent extension to the Inner West line, works begin on the line from Circular Quay to Randwick, and plans released for Parramatta and Newcastle. Practically the first thing Malcolm Turnbull did upon becoming…

20 Jan 2016, by Informa Australia

Transport & Logistics

Sydney customers on board with new rail extension

The highly anticipated extension to Sydney's Inner West Light Rail, which opened for service at the end of last month, is already proving to be a hit with the city's commuters. Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian announced late last week that a large number of residents had been testing out the new service, with an extra…

8 Apr 2014, by Informa Australia

Transport & Logistics

Inner West Light Rail open for service

Sydney's much-anticipated Inner West Light Rail extension finally opened for service on March 27, with key government and industry figures commending the immense impact it will have on the city's public transport infrastructure. The Inner West Light Rail project, an investment valued at around $176 million, will extend the capacity of the existing rail service…

4 Apr 2014, by Informa Australia

Transport & Logistics

An international perspective on light rail

The inaugural Light Rail 2014 conference brought up many universal issues. With a plethora of light rail projects currently being undertaken by nearly every state government in Australia, it is reassuring to know that countries such as Canada, the UK and Norway have faced the same issues that we are currently discussing. The main projects…

12 Mar 2014, by Informa Australia

Transport & Logistics

Light Rail Transit – Costs versus benefits

With light rail projects being undertaken in nearly every state in Australia, we spoke to Dr Chi-Hong (Patrick) Tsai, Senior Research Analyst at the Institute of Transport & Logistics Studies to see what the most efficient funding options are. Light Rail Transit (LRT) systems have recently been retrofitted in urban areas of increased congestion and…

10 Dec 2013, by Informa Australia