View of the tram from Jack Shannahan Park

View of the tram from Jack Shanahan Reserve

Thois garden abutting the park already looks good.  Imagine how it will be in 12 months.

This garden already looks good. Imagine how it will be in 12 months.

I saw Dulwich Hill Light Rail Interchange recently & what a great looking station it is. I was particularly impressed with the landscaping.

You can walk across the rail lines from Jack Shanahan Reserve, something I haven’t done since I was a kid.  On the side abutting the park is a very nice garden filled with flowering natives. There are some grasses, but these are not the dominant feature here.

Wheelchair access from Jack Shanahan Reserve

Wheelchair access is available from Jack Shanahan Reserve

Native grasses have been planted between the fence & the cliff beside the platform. This was a nice surprise as this is an area that could have been easily left out of any landscaping plans. Eventually, it would have been a place for litter, but now it looks cared for & is another area that will provide habitat for small creatures & insects.

I also like that the vegetation growing on the cliff face was retained. It provides a green backdrop & this adds to the attractiveness of the site.

The whole platform looked great. It has attractive lights, bins & seating. Even the artwork in the shelter looks happy.  From the platform you look over the trees & the park, which is also nice for commuters.

Dulwich Hill Light Rail Interchange is the last stop on the route from Central in Sydney’s CBD. The map tells me that there are five other Light Rail Stations in Marrickville LGA. They are Dulwich Grove, Arlington, Waratah Mills, Lewisham West & Taverner’s Hill.   I will eventually see the others.

I think most railway stations are ugly places, but this one is not.  Not only has the Light Rail added something beneficial to the community, but Railcorp has ensured that the station & surrounds are attractive & useful to wildlife.

View of the Light Rail platform with the garden.  Dulwich Hill Railway Station is visible in the distance.

View of the Light Rail platform with the garden. Dulwich Hill Railway Station is visible in the distance.

Behind the platform - a new area of habitat to help wildlife & add beauty.

Behind the platform – a new area of habitat to help wildlife & add beauty.

 

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