Parramatta Railway Station
One of Sydney’s Oldest Stations
People will not be finding any shortage of things to do and places to visit in Parramatta. Fortunately, touring Parramatta is made fairly easy and this is all thanks to the way they handled transport in the form of their railway station.
Let us look at the right history of Parramatta Railway Station and the changes that were made to better serve the community.
It should be noted that the Parramatta Railway Station has been around longer than you may expect them to be. In fact, it is considered to be one of Sydney’s oldest stations which debuted on the 26th of September 1855.
During this time, the first line connected to Sydney and Parramatta Junction is near Granville. Innovations were made over the years.
One of the biggest changes was when the station was refurbished with a new underground subway bus interchange built at the station’s north-east side in 1985. The station was also upgraded providing more access to commuters, and constructing a new bus interchange in late 2003 and was finished on 2006.
Fast forward to the future in 2017, Parramatta will be the major terminus for T2 Inner West services.
It should be noted that even with the changes to the site, Parramatta Station Group retains its important elements of the civic precinct in the township of Parramatta. The site has a rich history with its archaeological elements that have been present over the years.
It is good to hear that continuing efforts are also being made by the council to further improve the transport. One of these innovations can be found in the Parramatta’s latest project in a form of the Parramatta Light Rail.
This project is a proposal for a twelve kilometre light rail line in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, that is intended to run from Westmead to Carlingford via the Western Sydney centre of Parramatta. The project however, is still in its premature state with the planning work expected to be completed by the end of 2017.
The public will be able to use the Light Rail with their expected release in 2023. In addition, services are expected to operate every 7.5 minutes throughout the day allowing for a timelier and effective transport.
Passengers will also be able to feel a huge amount of relief and convenience as their will be a reliable means of travel all around Parramatta in the coming years.
The Parramatta Light Rail is still under construction but for the meantime you are free to use their Railway Station that is available in the present. You can find our office located at Suite 25, Lvl 3, 27 Hunter St, Parramatta NSW 2150.
So when coming from Harris Park Station, head north on Station St toward Station Ln. In 110 metres, Station St W turns left and becomes Marion St. Then turn right onto Church St / Great Western Hwy / A44. In 250 metres, turn left onto Great Western Hwy / A44. Use the right 2 lanes to turn right at the 1st cross street onto Marsden St. Then finally, turn left onto Hunter St after 450 metres. The destination will be on the left but the building entrance is facing O’Connell St.