“Glenwood residents will soon have faster and easier access to Bella Vista Station and high-frequency metro train services”, said Member for Riverstone, Kevin Conolly.

Sydney Metro will start work this month on a new pedestrian link between Swansea Court and the existing shared path along Old Windsor Road in Glenwood.

Mr Conolly said the new piece of community infrastructure, along with the pedestrian bridge over Old Windsor Road, would reduce walking times from the Glenwood residential area to Bella Vista Station.

“This link, which will be fully accessible for people with reduced mobility, will directly benefit around 700 Glenwood households,” Mr Conolly said.

“It will cut the walking time to Bella Vista station to less than 15 minutes for these residents.

Sydney Metro is not only delivering a world-class railway system but also transforming how people move around communities through positive place-making projects, including active transport connections.

“In the North West, the new metro is helping take 14 million cars a year off the roads. We want people living close to stations to be able to walk or cycle rather than have to drive. Creating active transport links, such as this pedestrian link, is the best way to encourage mode shift,” said Mr Conolly.

The new pedestrian link will feature an accessible ramp, stairs, landscaping, lighting and plantings. New footpaths will also be provided on some surrounding streets, connecting the new link and the existing footpath network.

There will be some parking and traffic changes associated with the new link and the community can have their say on these matters until Monday, 7 September.

Sydney Metro will continue engaging with residents and stakeholders, including Blacktown City Council, to deliver the best outcome while managing any traffic impacts and minimising disruption.

Work on the project will begin this month (August 2020) and the pedestrian link is set to open by mid-2021.

While delivering vital public infrastructure, Sydney Metro and its contractors are operating under NSW Health guidelines to protect the health and safety of workers and the community during the evolving COVID-19 situation.

Sydney Metro will continue to keep the community informed about any project updates.

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