Work will commence to build the first of 16 light rail stops and track installation will reach 100 per cent in coming weeks, on Stage 1 of the Parramatta Light Rail.
Minister for Transport and Veterans David Elliott said significant progress was being made on the NSW Government’s $2.4 billion light rail project, bringing delivery of the project to the people of Western Sydney a step closer.
“It is incredibly exciting to see track installation at 99 per cent across the 12-kilometre alignment, with the final segment of track to be laid imminently,” Mr Elliott said.
“About 700 people have worked each day and night for more than one year to lay the tracks for the new light rail network, which will change how the community travel and connect to places across Greater Parramatta in the future.
“The community will start to see the fencing being removed as improvement works such as landscaping, road resurfacing, kerbing and footpath paving is complete.
“Today we are unveiling never before seen artist impressions showcasing the carefully designed stops and their features, which have been informed by extensive research, independent design review and prototyping.”
Stage 1 of the Parramatta Light Rail will connect Westmead to Carlingford via the Parramatta CBD, and is expected to commence passenger services next year.