It’s been debated, put on hold, built and now finally opened to the public. The Dulwich Hill light rail extension from Lilyfield was finally open today, with the first tram service running at 6am. It’s been hailed as a victory for public transport after years of wrangling over building this tram line.
The Liberal O’Farrell Government is happily taking all the credit for completing this public transport project that will benefit inner west commuters for years to come.
But not everyone is happy about the way the project has been planned and executed. Inner west commuters may be the real beneficiaries, but what about cyclists and commuters with disabilities or mobility restrictions who have been left out of the equation?
Rachel Worsley rode the tram this morning and brings you this report.
Picture credit: Rachel Worsley