Secret Light Rail Secret Documents Released

NEW DECISION Made with regard to freedom of information request and new documents released.

NEW DECISION: TRA-000335 Supplementary decision 21 September 2018

DOCUMENTS RELEASED: TRA-000335 Supplementary decision information for release (1)


The following documents were finally released by Transport for NSW, after two and a half years of questioning, and repeated freedom of information requests:

To access the documents click here: 1. CSELR End State SCATSIM Modelling Report (GTA) Aug 2016 – REDACTED – PAGES DELETED

The questions were asked of former Liberal Premier, Mike Baird, current Liberal Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, Transport Minister, Andrew Constance, employees of Transport for NSW, Acciona, and the Altrac consortium:

Transport for NSW have indicated that they have revealed the following questions, in the documents received.

On 16th December, 2016, the access application under the GIPA Act. (Freedom of Information request was received from Transport for NSW:


Information revealing

a.       The licensed and forecast average operational loadings for the light rail vehicles in the morning peak hour from 8am-9am on the CSELR (CBD and South East Light Rail)

b.      The number of buses to be replaced by the light rail vehicles  in the morning peak hour from 8am-9am.

c.       The licensed and average operational capacities of those buses.

2.       Documents revealing the details of any traffic modelling undertaken for the CSELR project.  In this respect I specifically seek information which is not subject to cabinet-in-confidence provisions, which contains any of the following information:

a.       Cost/benefit analysis between light rail and electric buses

b.      Cost/benefit analysis between light rail and business-as-usual (e.g. our current buses)

c.       Forecast likely average light rail journey time from Kingsford to the City and Randwick to the City.’

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