A FIRST look at the Parramatta Light Rail alignment has been revealed as the project gains momentum, with track work underway from Westmead to Carlingford.
Dr Geoff Lee, Member for Parramatta said the new artist impressions offer a glimpse of how Greater Parramatta will be revitalized by modern, frequent light rail.
“These artist impressions highlight how the light rail will integrate into the surrounding urban landscape, including a new cycling and walking path, and transform parts of Parramatta that have been crying out for attention for a very long time,” said Dr Lee.
“We know construction work can be disruptive. These images point to the light at the end of the tunnel and show it will be worth the wait.”
The artist impressions showcase a first look of the light rail at Westmead and the Cumberland Hospital Precinct. They also reveal the design of the alignment at Tramway Avenue where trams from the former Duck River tramway ran from 1883 to 1943; as well as new images of the alignment between Carlingford and Camellia, where the former T6 heavy rail line is being converted to light rail; and visions of ‘Eat Street’ – the dining precinct in the heart of Parramatta CBD.
Dr Lee said the images reflect the level of community feedback that went into the design of the light rail network ahead of construction.
“These pictures tell the story of a modernised Parramatta of the future, where public transport is seamless and convenient – a vision for the community to look forward to when the Parramatta Light Rail opens in 2023,” said Dr Lee.
More images of the alignment will be released in coming months.
The $2.4B Parramatta Light Rail will connect Westmead to Carlingford via the Parramatta CBD and Camellia and is expected to open in 2023.
For more information, visit www.parramattalightrail.nsw.gov.au