The Light rail links Central Station with popular locations in Sydney's inner west, including Chinatown, Darling Harbour, The Star entertainment complex, the Sydney Fish Markets, and the suburbs of Glebe, Rozelle and Lilyfield.
Major works will be undertaken in the coming weeks to upgrade the existing Inner West Light Rail Line and prepare for the opening of the light rail extension in early 2014. Visit the Inner West Light Rail major works media release.
Frequency and services
As Light rail services don’t run to a timetable, you cannot use the site Trip planner or Timetables to plan your trip. So just turn up and get on board.
Central – The Star – Central
Services: 24 hours a day, every day
Frequency: Services run every 10-15 mins from 6am (8am on Sat & Sun) to 11pm (Midnight on Fri & Sat), then every 30 mins.
Central – Lilyfield -Central
Services: First service departs Central and Lilyfield at 6am. Last service departs:
- Central at 11pm (12:10am Fri & Sat)
- Lilyfield at 11:20pm (12:30am Fri & Sat)
Frequency: Weekday and weekend services run:
- every 10-15 mins from 6am to last service
- every 30 minutes before 6am
Frequency may exceed 15 mins at the beginning of morning services.
Zones and travel times
Central to Lilyfield takes approximately 25 minutes. Times in brackets refer to elapsed time from Central.
Zone 1 – Central to Convention (Darling Harbour)
- Capitol Square (3 mins)
- Chinatown/Paddy's Markets (5 mins)
- Exhibition Centre (7 mins)
- Convention/Darling Harbour (9 mins)
Zone 2 – Pyrmont Bay to Lilyfield
- Pyrmont Bay (11 mins)
- The Star (12 mins)
- John St Square (13 mins)
- Fish Market (15 mins)
- Wentworth Park (17mins)
- Glebe (19mins)
- Jubilee Park (21 mins)
- Rozelle Bay (22mins)
- Lilyfield (25 mins)
Light rail network map
Click the map a larger view.
You can purchase a Light rail ticket (only) on the tram itself from the conductor for either zone 1 or 2, for both zone 1 and 2, or choose one of the integrated transport tickets sold at transport outlets.
See the Light rail tickets page for information on the ticket types and fares available for Light rail services.
Light rail services are easily accessible to the aged, families with prams and people with a disability. For more information, see the mobility aid information page.
Travelling with animals
Customers are welcome to board Light rail services with a seeing-eye dog, a dog for the hearing impaired or an authorised disabled person's companion animal at all times. There are no restrictions for these animals.
Conductors will use their discretion in allowing a customer to board with a dog, cat, bird or other animal considering other passengers, travel time, whether the animal is restrained and animal cleanliness.
Customers with companion animals are asked to be considerate of staff concerns and to respect the right to refuse entry at certain times or in certain situations.
Bicycles are permitted on Light rail services free of charge. However, if trams are crowded staff may have to restrict the number of bicycles carried on each tram.