The five-station line will link a new transport interchange at Wickham with Newcastle city centre, partially utilising the alignment of the former heavy rail line to Newcastle, which closed last December, before continuing along Hunter Street to Pacific Park.

Detailed planning for the project is almost complete, geotechnical investigations have been carried out, and an environmental assessment is underway. TfNSW will carry out a further round of public consultation at the end of the year following the completion of the environmental assessment.