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Cars driving into light rail tunnels, cyclists speeding through intersections and pedestrians stepping in front of moving trams are among hundreds of near-miss accidents along the new light rail in recent months.
Sydneysiders have been urged to pay extra attention when travelling around the light rail, as people return to Sydney's CBD after the coronavirus lockdown and tram journeys become faster and more regular.
There have been hundreds of near-miss accidents along Sydney's new light rail in recent months.
But while South Dowling Street and Anzac Parade have been identified as main sites of concern by transport authorities, new video footage released by the government on Thursday shows incidents happening across the network, which stretches from the CBD to south-east Sydney.
"A few weeks ago the CBD was very quiet, now we are seeing people come back to the city," Transport for NSW chief operations officer Howard Collins said. "[There have been] dozens of incidents and hundreds of near misses as people are not paying attention."
In one video from early June, a car turns right onto tram tracks and proceeds to drive into the exclusive light rail tunnel at Moore Park, soon passing a tram coming in the other direction.
Another video from Town Hall shows a car that becomes stuck after driving into the light rail lane. Bystanders try to help lift the car off the tracks.
This article first appeared on www.smh.com.au
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