Light rail tracks appear in Newcastle’s old heavy rail corridor

On track: The light rail network is scheduled to begin running in early 2019, from the Newcastle Interchange into the city.Light rail tracks have started to appear in Newcastle’s former heavy rail corridor, as progress continues on construction of the city’s new transport infrastructure.
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Revitalising Newcastle’s work on the light rail network, which is expected to be up and running early next year, is“proceeding as planned”, a spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Read more:Light rail taking shape in Hunter Street

The project is particularly taking shape between Newcastle Interchange and Worth Place, where the track slab and track form–in which the rail lines will be placed–have been put down.

“Significant progress is being made on light rail construction between the Newcastle Interchange and Worth Place,” theRevitalising Newcastlespokesperson said.

Track work in old corridor as city’s light rail build continues The light rail track goes down on the former heavy rail corridor. Picture: Revitalising Newcastle

The light rail track goes down on the former heavy rail corridor. Picture: Revitalising Newcastle

The light rail track goes down on the former heavy rail corridor. Picture: Revitalising Newcastle

The light rail track goes down on the former heavy rail corridor. Picture: Revitalising Newcastle

The light rail track goes down on the former heavy rail corridor.

The light rail track goes down on the former heavy rail corridor.

The light rail track goes down on the former heavy rail corridor.

The light rail track goes down on the former heavy rail corridor.

TweetFacebook Light rail track goes downWork has started on construction of the light rail track on the former heavy rail corridor. Read more:3D renderings show finished light rail

Meanwhile, various works are continuing across all 10 construction zones between the interchange at Wickham and Telford Street in the city’s east end.

Construction ofthe Honeysuckle light rail stop and the stabling facility near Steel Street will also start this month, according to the March work schedule.

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