Sydney Light Rail only moves 10 passengers a minute
Sydney’s light rail line delivered just 10 passengers a minute in its first year after the costs to build it blew out to $3 billion. This is well below the maximum capacity of 225 people per minute.
There were 4.45 million trips on the Randwick line and 4.55 million on the Kingsford line in the first year, a dismal 28 per cent of the predicted 31.4 million trips.
Transport for NSW chief operating officer Howard Collins argued that the use of the entire transport network declined by 80 per cent during the pandemic, and cited the November 2020 Transport for NSW Customer Satisfaction survey showing 96 per cent satisfaction with light rail users.