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Re: Parramatta light rail

Postby mandonov » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:27 am

Ah, so Macquarie will become eastbound and be pedestrianised from Horwood Place to the Parramatta Square car park entry/exit near Smith Street, with a single eastbound lane from Church to Horwood that you can see in the artists impressions. Seeing as the car park the lane leads to will be demolished for Metro West, and that Horwood Pl itself will become the Civic Link pedestrian mall to the river, I could see pedestrianisation eventually extend to Marsden once station construction begins.

This is in addition to Church Street being pedestrianised from Macquarie to Market, the grass track sections that were announced, and the extensive wire-free battery operation in Westmead and the CBD.
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Re: Parramatta light rail

Postby Swift » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:41 pm

Light rail and metro will be a the antidote to Parramatta's stagnation since the 1980s. I'm now wishing I'd heeded the advice of a gentleman 25 years ago to look at North Parramatta as a first home purchase.
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Re: Parramatta light rail

Postby marcnut1996 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:11 pm

simonl wrote:Noticed traffic lights being placed on George St in the Westbound direction, while it currently is one way eastbound.

Does this mean that Macquarie St is being closed to traffic to make way for the light rail and George St is being made two way? Or perhaps just Macquarie St is being narrowed and they hope a two way George St will take some of the load? Either way, I'm not looking forward to this. Traffic is going to be hell and so is parking.

George Street will become two way on 29 November 2019.
https://www.mysydney.nsw.gov.au/Pedestrians_urged_to_look_both_ways_as_Parramatta%E2%80%99s_George_Street_becomes_two-way
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Re: Parramatta light rail

Postby simonl » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:54 pm

So Macquarie St being reduced is not too far away.
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Re: Parramatta light rail

Postby marcnut1996 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:26 am

Probably when construction starts in June 2020.
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