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EAT STREET LIGHT RAIL ON TRACK

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Work on Parramatta’s ‘Eat Street’ has hit a major milestone, with 50 per cent of the light rail tracks installed along the dining strip. Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said the team has been working hard to get the tracks laid along Church Street, between Market and George Streets, as quickly as possible, … Continue reading “EAT STREET LIGHT RAIL ON TRACK”

Work on Parramatta’s ‘Eat Street’ has hit a major milestone, with 50 per cent of the light rail tracks installed along the dining strip.

Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said the team has been working hard to get the tracks laid along Church Street, between Market and George Streets, as quickly as possible, while minimising the impact to the local community.

“More than three kilometres of track have been laid along the 12-kilometre route, with track laying on ‘Eat Street’ on schedule to be completed during the middle of this year,” Mr Constance said.

“The Parramatta Light Rail team has worked more than three million hours on the project so far, with about one million hours spent on ‘Eat Street’ to get us to this significant milestone.”

Member for Parramatta Geoff Lee said crews took advantage of the quieter roads during the April school holidays to accelerate track installation, avoiding up to 26 consecutive weekends of night works.

“Innovative technology has been used during construction to identify and move 300 utilities, including a micro-tunnelling machine to build drainage and stormwater capacity while reducing noise, dust and vibration impacts above the ground,” Dr Lee said.

“We want to thank the local businesses and residents for their patience during what has been a tough period for many. We look forward to celebrating the completion of major works along ‘Eat Street’ with a range of activities during the ‘Eat Street Uncovered’ event.”

The Parramatta Light Rail will connect Westmead to Carlingford via the Parramatta CBD and Camellia, and is expected to commence services in 2023.

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For more information, visit www.parramattalightrail.nsw.gov.au.

Source: 16 News http://www.16news.com.au/index.php/2021/05/17/eat-street-light-rail-on-track/

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