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Dulwich Hill light rail – the opening

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A record of the first services on, and official opening of, the extension of Sydney’s light rail service from Lilyfield to Dulwich Hill on 27 March 2014. The extension resulted from a community campaign led by EcoTransit Sydney that began in May 2008. It pitted light rail supporters from across the political spectrum against the mode’s powerful opponents entrenched in politics, the transport bureaucracy and the media. The struggle broke the back of opposition to the mode, paving the way for the current Liberal-National transport minister to push through a bigger project – the CBD – South East Light Rail.