New light rail line follows the old goods line

The proposed new extension of the light rail line follows the old Goods Line. In 1910 it was suggested taking a new railway route alongside the new Long Cove Canal (now Hawthorne Canal) through Leichhardt. Their plan was to install a new intersection at Dulwich Hill on the Bankstown line and linking this to Rozelle, Glebe Island and eventually Darling Harbour. On June 30 1916 the goods line on this route, opened for traffic.

Now the light rail runs along the same line from Catherine Street, Lilyfield to Central Station. The light rail extension will run from Lilyfield to Dulwich Hill along the historic goods line.

Total length from Lilyfield to the Dulwich Hill Railway Station is 5.6km. Approximately nine stations will be built along the 5.6km extension at:

• Leichhardt North • Hawthorne • Marion • Taverners Hill • Lewisham West • Waratah Mills • Arlington • Dulwich Grove • Dulwich Hill Interchange