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31 Jan 2020
Major construction underway on the Parramatta Light Rail

The first sod has been turned for major construction today (Friday, 31 January) for the Parramatta Light Rail project, which will transform the Greater Parramatta region.

The Parramatta Light Rail will bring people living in Greater Parramatta together with a safe and efficient public transport network, connections to popular key destinations across the region, while also linking into Sydney’s greater public transport networks. 

Some works have already begun with the decommissioning of the closed Carlingford rail line, in preparation for its conversion to light rail. 

From this Saturday, 1 February, there will be some changes to the Parramatta CBD. Church Street between Macquarie and Market Streets will be closed to traffic, with diversions in place. The free 900 shuttle bus service will also run on a new route along George Street in the Parramatta CBD.

The community will start to see work ramping up with fencing and hoardings installed along the future light rail route, and construction sites established.

The new 12-kilometre high-frequency light rail project will connect Westmead to Carlingford via the Parramatta CBD and Camellia, and is set to open in 2023.

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