Parramatta Light Rail


Project overview

The Parramatta Light Rail is one of the NSW Government’s major public transport projects, part of a record $76.7 billion infrastructure program in Australia.

Stage 1 will connect Westmead to Carlingford via the Parramatta CBD and Camellia, and will run for 12 kilometres, with 16 stops.

Key benefits

  • High-frequency ‘turn-up-and-go’ light rail services seven days a week, departing approximately every 7.5 minutes in peak periods.
  • Modern and comfortable air-conditioned vehicles, 45-metres long, driver-operated and integrated with the NSW Opal card network.
  • Two new light rail and pedestrian zones along Church and Macquarie Streets in the Parramatta CBD.
  • A new shared walking and bike-riding path between Carlingford and Parramatta.

Stage 1 will connect the Parramatta CBD to the Westmead Health Precinct, Cumberland Precinct, CommBank Stadium, the new science, technology and innovation museum Powerhouse Parramatta, the Camellia Town Centre, the private and social housing redevelopment at Telopea, the Rosehill Gardens Racecourse and three Western Sydney University campuses.

Major construction on Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1 continues, with passenger services expected to begin in 2024.

Stage 2

Planning and development work is underway for Stage 2 of the Parramatta Light Rail, connecting Stage 1 and the Parramatta CBD to the rapidly growing communities of Camellia, Rydalmere, Ermington, Melrose Park, Wentworth Point and Sydney Olympic Park. It will expand the network to connect Greater Parramatta and the Olympic Peninsula, the geographic and demographic heart of Greater Sydney, and bring the vision of a ‘30-minute city’ closer to reality.

The 10-kilometre track will feature 14 fully accessible stops and an 8.5-kilometre active transport link. Delivery of the project will be staged, starting with enabling works to build a new bridge over the Parramatta River connecting the communities of Wentworth Point and Melrose Park.

Stage 2 will connect customers to major events and attractions such as Accor Stadium, Qudos Bank Arena, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, Sydney Olympic Park events, the annual Sydney Royal Easter Show, Sydney Showground and the future URBNSURF development.

Once completed, the Parramatta Light Rail will bring major benefits to businesses, local residents, commuters and visitors.

Project update

If you would like to find out more, visit Parramatta Light Rail, or contact us via phone on 1800 139 389 or email