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Tram (Light Rail)

Tram at station Photo, Sydney, Australia

220 Pyrmont Street

Metro Light Rail links the hub of Central Station in the Sydney CBD and Sydney’s Inner Western Suburbs via Haymarket, Pyrmont, Glebe and Rozelle. Metro Light Rail is a slow but relatively green network system, which is comfortable, convenient and efficient.

When you ride the Light Rail you go through the heart of very cosmopolitan Sydney. Sydney has a number of harbour areas and you won’t find a more beautiful sight than sailboats with full sail gently cruising blue waters or impressive yachts from around the world seeking berth. There aren’t too many places where you can ride public transportation and get to see some of the best sights the area offers. On the Light Rail you will go by Darling Harbour, Johnston’s Bay and Rozelle Bay to name a few. In addition, when you pull out of Central Station, you get a close up view of the city sights as you roll past Chinatown, Paddy’s Markets, Pyrmont Bay and on to the Fish Market.

If you are a visitor to Sydney you won’t be able to resist getting on and off at various stations so you can enjoy the attractions. With the purchase of the Light Rail Day Pass you can get off and back on the tram as many times as you want.

Naturally many people ride the Sydney Light Rail because it gives them the opportunity to easily access the harbours and parks close to the city centre. You can ride the Light Rail into Central Station and then easily catch the Monorail which circles the city centre or transfer at an earlier station. Or you can catch the Light Rail at any of its stations and visit the particular attractions along its routes. You can visit the bustling Darling Harbour area or the non-stop action packed Fish Market. In Glebe you can walk through the shops and stop at any of the great pubs or restaurants and watch the people go by as you enjoy local fare.

Then there is Jubilee Park which is one of the Light Rail station stops. Nature lovers will find plenty of photo opportunities, because Jubilee Park has nature trails and is a great place to bird watch. The flowering gardens and green lawns are beautiful and create a relaxing atmosphere.

Fares at present are set at adult within one zone single A$3.40, return A$4 80. Adult across two zones single $4.40, return A$5.90. Children 5 years and under are free. A day pass is A$9.00. The light rail doesn’t run to a timetable but there are day services every 10-15 mins and an overnight service every 30 mins.

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