News: Adapt trams to run on different lines, government says
The NSW government is looking to integrate Sydney’s two light rail lines so trams from the CBD and eastern suburbs line can run permanently on the troubled inner west line to make the operations more flexible. This followed reports of cracking on the inner west light rail trams in October last year.
The state’s transport agency has revealed it is in discussions with the private consortium responsible for the inner west and the CBD and eastern suburbs lines about the “option of a mixed fleet operation”.
Transport for NSW said that running a mixed fleet permanently on the inner west line would provide more flexibility and resilience during major maintenance, as well as provide an option for extra capacity for major events.