Parramatta Light Rail

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Project overview

The Parramatta Light Rail is one of the NSW Government’s major public transport projects, part of a record $71.5 billion infrastructure program in Australia.

Stage 1 of the Parramatta Light Rail 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 of the Parramatta Light Rail will connect the Parramatta CBD to the Westmead Health Precinct, Cumberland Precinct, CommaBank 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.

Planning and development work is underway for Stage 2 of the Parramatta Light Rail, connecting Stage 1 and the Parramatta CBD to Ermington, Melrose Park, Wentworth Point and Sydney Olympic Park.

Once completed, Parramatta Light Rail will bring major benefits to businesses, local residents, commuters and visitors, supporting the development of Parramatta and providing a catalyst for further investment in the area.

Major construction on the Parramatta Light Rail is underway, with passenger services expected to begin in 2023.

Project update

If you would like to find out more about Parramatta Light Rail, please contact us on 1800 139 389 or email ParramattaLightRail@transport.nsw.gov.au.