TRANSPORT for NSW last week unveiled potential names for the 19 stops along the CBD and South East Light Rail route, with the list of draft names to be taken to councils, businesses and other key stakeholders before broader community consultation starts later in the year.
CBD Coordinator General Marg Prendergast said engaging the whole community would be a key step in finalising stop names for the project.
"The stop names for the CBD and South East Light Rail are important because they will be the first step in how customers navigate this new public transport system," Ms Prendergast said.
"The key to getting it right when it comes to naming is talking to and hearing from local businesses, residents, Councils – people and groups who have the best understanding of their communities."
Following this initial consultation with key stakeholders, Transport for NSW will put forward its preferred stop name list to the Geographical Names Board who will lead a formal consultation and technical assessment process later in 2017.
The CBD and South East Light Rail will transform public transport in Sydney with reliable turn up and go services every four minutes between Circular Quay to Randwick and Kingsford via Moore Park and Central.
The CBD and South East Light Rail is currently under construction and consists of a 12-kilometre route extending from Circular Quay along George Street to Central Station, through Surry Hills to Moore Park, then to Kensington and Kingsford via Anzac Parade and Randwick via Alison Road and High Street.
Construction will be completed and services will start running in 2019.