‘Hybrid’ light rail route to go on train line & Hunter Street [Newcastle Herald, Fri 23/05/2014]

Friday’s Newcastle Herald covers the Government’s announcement of its ‘hybrid’ light rail route.

NEWCASTLE’S light rail system will run down the heavy rail corridor from Wickham then shift to Hunter Street and Scott Street to arrive near the beach at Pacific Park, under a ‘‘hybrid’’ route the state government has selected.

The government hasn’t said what the project will cost, but puts it within the $460 million that was put on the table, including $340 million from the proceeds of the lease of the Port of Newcastle.

‘‘We’ll truncate the heavy rail as quickly as we can and get that done by the end of the year and hopefully start work on the interchange,’’ Mr Owen said.

Read the full article at the Newcastle Herald.