CBD and South-East Light Rail

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CBD and South-East Light Rail route map
CSELR map in Moore Park and surrounds

On 13 December 2012 the NSW Government announced its intention to proceed with the South-East Light Rail (CSELR) project linking Central Railway to Kingsford and Randwick via Moore Park. Construction commenced in 2015 and the project is scheduled to commence passenger operation in 2019. The line's route passes through Moore Park adjacent to Sydney Boys High School and along Anzac Parade.

Moore Park and its playing fields are used by Sydney Boys High School and Sydney Girls High School. Additionally some 2000 students from the schools - a large majority of the schools' population - travel from Central to the schools each day. The construction of the South-East Light Rail project will significantly impact use of public space and alter students' travel arrangements during the line's construction. The light rail will permanently alter the way students travel to and from the school.

Construction Impact: Route Electrification

Start Date: Ongoing

ALTRAC advises the light rail project is reaching the stage where overhead power wires are being installed and the testing and commissioning of electrical systems and vehicles in Randwick and Moore Park commencing.

Before testing commences, for your information, wires will be installed and may be energised at any time. ALTRAC ask that people take care in the area and treat all wires as live and for over height vehicles to plan their journey.

Remember to look up and stay safe. For more information about testing and commissioning see the below notice or www.sydneylightrail.transport.nsw.gov.au/safety.

 Light Rail Testing and Commissioning Factsheet

Construction Impact: Closure of Chalmers Street at Central Railway Station

Commencing 31 July 2017

Affected Services: 610 (Central Railway) morning departures

Impact:

Description: From Monday 31 July, the new 610 school bus AM stop is on Chalmers Street outside Prince Alfred Park. Students should exit Central Station from the Devonshire Street exit rather than Eddy Avenue. Traffic conditions in the area are changing, so students are asked to take care when waiting for buses, cross the road only at traffic signals and ensure the footpath is not blocked for other pedestrians. Transport for NSW customer service staff in pink shirts will be in place around Central Station if students require assistance.

Chalmers Street bus top relocation

Construction Impact: Diversion of Anzac Parade

Anzac Parade was relocated eastward for a period of approximately 9 months commencing in July 2016. During this time 165m of Anzac Parade frontage was be lost to the school. This impacted both vehicular access to the school from Anzac Parade and the location of afternoon school bus services which usually collect students from Anzac Parade.

Anzac Parade was restored to its original alignment on 8 April 2017.

Anzac Parade diversion plan

Relocation of School Bus Services

Commencing 1 July 2016

Affected Services: 610 (Central Railway), 612 (Bondi Junction), 613 (Edgecliff) services in the afternoon

Impact: The normal bus lines will not apply. These changes will be in place for at least 8 months.

Description:
610 (Central Railway) Services
At the conclusion of Period 5 students are to make their way out of the school gates on Anzac Parade (Gate 9) and proceed south along the footpath towards the Sydney Girls High School.

Bus marshalling will take place south of the pedestrian traffic lights.

Students are to form two lines: Years 7, 8 and 9 will line up along the fence side of the footpath; Years 10, 11 and 12 will line on the road side of the footpath. Senior boys line will be given first priority onto buses. Transit Officials will control the boarding of the buses from both the Girls school and the Boys school.

Students are to be courteous and orderly at all times.

612 (Bondi Junction) and 613 (Edgecliff) Services
A new bus stop will be established on Cleveland Street outside Sydney Girls High School and opposite the Moore Park golf club, adjacent to the existing public bus stop.

Students are to make their own way to the new stop location.

612 and 613 services will no longer pick-up on Anzac Parade.

Bus services were returned to their pre-existing arrangements on Anzac Parade from 8 May 2017.

Bus pickup arrangements during the construction of the CSELR

Vehicular Access from Anzac Parade

Commencing 22 July 2016 (Southbound) and 29 July 2016 (Northbound)

Impact: Vehicular access to the school from Anzac Parade will be changed. Parents should not use Anzac Parade.

Description:
Anzac Parade will be diverted east of the school. No access will be available to Gate 9. Alternate access arrangements will be made to Gate 10.

Parents should not use Anzac Parade. Parents dropping-off and picking-up students are requested to enter via Gate 1, Cleveland Street and exit via Gate 2.

Anzac Parade Gates 9 and 10 were re-opened from 8 April 2017 with the reversion of Anzac Parade to its original alignment. Parents should nonetheless use Cleveland Street Gates 1 and 2 to facilitate student drop-off and pick-up.

Local Access Plan for Sydney Boys High School during Anzac Parade diversion

Construction Impact: Loss of playing field access

Construction of the Light Rail requires a partial closure of Moore Park West playing fields. MPW2, MPW3 and MPW4 are unavailable and enclosed by the construction compound.

The area outside the construction compound and surrounding the MPW1 field is still open to the public and available to students during breaks.

EIS Submission

Public submissions to the project's Environmental Impact Study closed on 31 December 2013. All members of the school community were invited to make submissions to the project during this period. The School Council, the Parents and Citizens Association and the Student Representative Council worked to provide feedback to the project. These submissions are reproduced below:
 

 Light Rail EIS Submission - SBHS School Council
 Light Rail EIS Submission - SBHS P&C Association
 Light Rail EIS Submission - SBHS SRC


Further information about the project is available on the CBD and South-East Light Rail Transport for NSW website.