Parramatta Light Rail project Stage 1 works set to commence
By Tom O'Sullivan on 07 January 2019
Works on Stage 1 of the $2.4 billion Parramatta Light Rail project that will link Westmead to Carlingford through Parramatta CBD and Camellia in New South Wales are set to begin, with two major contracts awarded.
Awarded to the joint venture between Downer EDI and CPB Contractors, the first major contract is set to deliver the light rail system. The second major contract set for the delivery of depot, light rail stops and power systems have been awarded to Great River City Light Rail consortium.
Moreover, the Parramatta Light Rail project will comprise of light rail track, roadworks and stop platforms, transport interchanges at Westmead, Parramatta CBD and Carlingford, new light rail and pedestrian zones along Church and Macquarie Streets in the Parramatta CBD and urban design.
Construction is set to begin in 2019 and Stage 1 is expected to be operational in 2023.
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