Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Epping. Rail line causes gridlocked streets

"Extended peak-hour traffic, gridlocked local streets and neighbourhoods crammed with parked cars are now a daily reminder of the Government's failure to develop an integrated approach to traffic and transport for the Epping community," said Parramatta Lord Mayor, Tony Issa, when commenting on back streets of Epping becoming a carpark after the $2.3 billion Epping to Chatswood Rail Link was built without any commuter parking. The new line has attracted residents from Sydney's west and northwest after the State Government scrapped the Epping-Parramatta section of the new link, and the $12 billion northwest line to Rouse Hill. Parramatta and Hornsby councils formed the Epping Traffic and Parking Joint Lobbying Committee to fight for parking at the station or somewhere local.