City of Parramatta welcomes Light Rail ‘green track’ announcement

City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Andrew Wilson has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement that it will deliver up to one kilometre of ‘green track’ as part of the Parramatta Light Rail project.

The ‘green track’, which will be made up of grass or shrubs between and beside light rail tracks, will be located along three sections of the route at Cumberland Hospital, Robin Thomas Reserve and Tramway Avenue.

“City of Parramatta Council has long advocated for this green space to be delivered as part of the Parramatta Light Rail project and I’m pleased to hear that it is going ahead,” Cr Wilson said.

“The inclusion of this green track will help to help to ensure a seamless incorporation of the Parramatta Light Rail in to the surrounding areas. It provides a more heat effective solution than concrete and will be an aesthetically pleasing addition to the landscape.”

Transport for NSW has previously announced that the Parramatta Light Rail network will also have up to four kilometres of ‘wire free’ design, between Westmead and Cumberland Hospital, and between Prince Alfred Square and Tramway Avenue, further enhancing Parramatta’s urban streetscape.