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This discovery has delayed Sydney’s light rail even further

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Work has been temporarily suspended on part of Sydney’s already delayed light rail following the discovery of human bones.

Light rail workers near Central Station at Surry Hills uncovered human remains which are believed to be linked to the Devonshire Street Cemetery, dating back to the 1800s.

Construction in the area has been halted until archaeologists complete their investigation.

City of Sydney Historian Doctor Lisa Murray says graves were moved from the site in 1901 to make way for Central Railway Station.

She tells Chris Smith there’s another old cemetery buried beneath the CBD.

“Sydney Town Hall is also right on top of what was Sydney’s first cemetery.”

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