The future of transport will be on display this week as Transport for NSW prepares to open its largest exhibition ever at the 2017 Sydney Royal Easter Show.
Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about some of Australia’s largest public transport and road projects, and how the technology of the future will change the way people move across New South Wales.
Transport for NSW Deputy Secretary, Customer Services Tony Braxton-Smith said the organisation’s big presence at this year’s Easter Show reflects the unprecedented levels of transport projects that are currently underway.
“Engagement with our customers is at the centre of everything we do,” Mr Braxton-Smith said.
“As we build Tomorrow’s Sydney, we are committed to keeping customers updated, in a fun and informative way, about our progress and about what it will mean for their community.”
Showgoers will be able to strap on a pair of virtual reality goggles and take an interactive walkthrough of the transport projects of the future, such as the CBD and South East Light Rail, Parramatta Light Rail and Sydney Metro projects.
Sydney Metro’s 13-tonne full-scale front carriage model will also be on display on Olympic Boulevard, allowing customers to feel the futuristic nature of travel looking directly out the front of the fully-automated train.
Centres for Roads and Maritime Safety will highlight how they are working towards a future free of fatalities and serious injuries with demonstrations on lifejackets and fitting child car seats.
There is plenty on offer for the kids as well, from model train cut-outs, daily competitions, ‘tiny tunnels’, dress-ups with hard hats and safety equipment, and an opportunity to meet some of the stars from the Western Sydney Wanderers.
“With so much on offer, the transport exhibit should definitely be on everyone’s must-see list,” Mr Braxton-Smith said.
Road safety ambassadors from the Western Sydney Wanderers will be on the stand from 2-3pm on Thursday and Thursday 13th April.
Show-goers are encouraged to avoid the traffic by making use of the extra trains and buses running every day of the show.
ShowLink tickets to get to and from the show covers entry as well as travel on public transport. ShowLink tickets can be bought at selected Woolworths stores or online at www.eastershow.com.au
The Transport for NSW stand will be located within the Home, Garden and Lifestyle pavilion and on Olympic Boulevard.