Construction of maintenance facility for Parramatta Light Rail in Sydney to commence this year


Australia's New South Wales (NSW) government has announced that the construction of stabling and maintenance facility for the Parramatta Light Rail will begin this year in Camellia, Sydney.

The start of construction of the facility, which is scheduled to begin by the middle of this year, follows completion of a major remediation work at the site to ensure the safety of workers, local environment as well as the surrounding community.

This remediation work is to address the chemical contamination as the land was previously used for a variety of industrial and chemical manufacturing purposes.

An NSW spokesperson stated that an underground hydraulic barrier wall has also been installed around the site’s perimeter to ensure the long-term future of the site.

A soil capping system has also been installed with multiple layers of controls to prevent residual contamination rising to the surface.

The spokesperson also said: “This remediation and ground improvement work is an important part of the preparatory works for this city-changing light rail project.

“Transport for NSW has been diligent in selecting a best practice remediation solution for a significantly contaminated site.”

To be built at 6 Grand Avenue, Camellia, the stabling and maintenance facility will include a control centre and will be used for the operations of the light rail, maintenance of light rail vehicles as well as the storage of light rail vehicles.

This facility, which will operate 24 hours a day and seven days a week, will be built as part of the Parramatta Light Rail programme.

The 12-km long Parramatta Light Rail will connect Westmead to Carlingford through the Parramatta CBD and Camellia.


Construction on Parramatta Light Rail stabling and maintenance facility in Camellia will begin this year. (Credit: Abesty/ wikimedia.)

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