Parramatta Station’s Darcy Street exit is scheduled for closure from Saturday, September 1 as the construction of 4 Parramatta Square continues to progress. City of Parramatta Chief Executive Officer Mark Stapleton said the closure of Darcy Street was essential to keeping works on the $3 billion Parramatta Square precinct on schedule. The construction of an underground walkway will connect the train station and square, reducing the need for people to cross busy roads and climb stairs.
“This underground link between Parramatta Station and Parramatta Square will not only provide a safe and convenient walkway for pedestrians, but will also make the commuting experience far more pleasant,” Mr Stapleton said. “I’d like to thank the public for their patience and understanding while this valuable and exciting project is underway.” In addition to the Darcy Street closure, commuters are advised that at peak times the Argyle Street entrance next to the A bus stands will be entry only. Travellers from the station will be directed to exit the West Concourse via the Westfield escalators and lifts, while those heading to bus stands A1 to A4 are best to use the East Concourse.
Developed by Walker Corporation, 4 Parramatta Square is a 40-storey commercial tower that will offer an A-Grade office space, as well as shopping and dining options. “Parramatta Square will be a world-class precinct – a place for current and future generations to live, work and play,” Mr Stapleton said. Located on a prime three-hectare block, Parramatta Square will comprise six new buildings and a refurbished Town Hall, connected by a central public domain. City of Parramatta Council, Transport for NSW, Sydney Trains, Walker Corporation and Built have worked together to ensure there is a comprehensive pedestrian management plan to guide the public through these changes.
Commuters and pedestrians are advised to prepare for the Darcy Street closure by allowing for extra travel time and making themselves familiar with the alternative routes that can be found on Council’s website. Helpful wayfinding signage will also be posted around the CBD.