Track installation along the 12-kilometre Parramatta Light Rail in Sydney is progressing, with track laying now complete from Carlingford to Camellia, and Cumberland to North Parramatta.
The Parramatta Light Rail will connect Westmead to Carlingford via the Parramatta CBD and Camellia with a two-way track spanning 12 kilometres and is expected to open in 2023.
The route will link Parramatta’s CBD and train station to facilities such as the Westmead Health Precinct, Cumberland Hospital Precinct, CommBank Stadium and the Camellia Town Centre.
By 2026, around 28,000 people will use Parramatta Light Rail every day and an estimated 130,000 people will be living within walking distance of light rail stops.
Along the five-kilometre Carlingford to Camellia corridor, the conversion from a single-track heavy rail line to dual-track light rail is well underway with track installation complete.
In North Parramatta, more than 1.4 kilometres of double-track installation is also complete from the Cumberland Hospital stop to the Prince Alfred Square stop
Major road work in the North Parramatta area, including the final traffic arrangement, is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2022, with the installation of overhead wiring and construction of light rail stops to also take place in 2022.
The $2.5 billion first stage of the Parramatta Light Rail project is being funded by the New South Wales Government.
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