Be Safe track infill removal safety campaign launched
Residents and visitors to Parramatta and Westmead are reminded to be aware and keep safe around the Parramatta Light Rail alignment as part of a new safety information and awareness campaign.
Starting Tuesday 3 October, asphalt infill is being removed from the light rail tracks ahead of on-track testing and commissioning of light rail vehicles, which will take place later this year.
Removal of the asphalt means pedestrians will need to step over tracks, to avoid heels getting caught; and bicycle, wheelchair and pram users will need to cross directly across the tracks to avoid wheels getting stuck.
Pedestrians will also need to remember to only cross the tracks at designated pedestrian crossings.
It is illegal for cyclists to ride within the light rail corridor, which includes the Church Street dining and entertainment precinct. Fines apply.
The removal of infill prior to testing and commissioning of light rail vehicles brings the project one step closer to first passenger services, expected to commence in mid-2024.