Patients visit light rail track on High Street, Randwick

A few Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick patients were recently given a special private visit to the light rail project site, where they caught a glimpse of the track preparation which is underway in front of the Hospital on High Street, Randwick.

A special viewing area was cordoned off, where patients were presented with their own Sydney Light Rail hard hats and high-vis vests by Member for Coogee Bruce Notley-Smith.

So far, 100m of track has been laid on High Street and a further 100m is expected to be laid by the end of the year, as work to build the CBD and South East Light Rail progresses.

Dr Michael Brydon, Chief Executive of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network said the hospital team have been working closely with Transport for NSW throughout the light rail project and was pleased the project team could arrange this opportunity for some of the patients.

“Since construction started in April outside Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick the children have been eager to learn more so it’s great to see the hospital community involved today,” Dr Brydon said.

“We thank the light rail team for arranging this visit – this has brightened the children’s day and we think we may have a few more transport enthusiasts on board.”

Once operational, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, Prince of Wales Hospital, Prince of Wales Private Hospital, the Royal Hospital for Women, the Bright Alliance and medical centres will all be serviced by the light rail via the Randwick terminus on High Street.

The CBD and South East Light Rail will provide high frequency ‘turn up and go’ transport services running every eight minutes from Randwick and Kingsford between 7am and 7pm on weekdays.