NSW Transport Minister casts doubt on Parramatta Light Rail Stage Two
NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance has said the government is increasingly likely to utilise “trackless trams” or buses the Stage Two route connecting Camellia and Sydney Olympic Park.
“Ultimately into the future if we had the option with either bus rapid transit or trackless tram technology, I think that’s what we’re going to do,” he said.
“If I can provide trackless trams, why the hell would we go and rip everything up if we can avoid it.”
He went on to explain that trackless trams – which he deems less invasive and more economically viable – were not an available option when planning for Stage One took place.
It’s another nail in the coffin for the second stage, with plans having been up in the air for too long. As we brought to you in a previous issue, Parramatta Lord Mayor Bob Dwyer pushed for the light rail to be built to accommodate for expected economic and residential growth along the route by 2036.