About Parramatta Light Rail
Parramatta Light Rail is one of the NSW Government’s latest major infrastructure projects being delivered to serve a growing Sydney. Light rail will create new communities, connect great places and help both locals and visitors move around and explore what the region has to offer.
Stage 1 will connect Westmead to Carlingford via the Parramatta CBD and Camellia with a two-way track spanning 12 kilometres, and is expected to open in 2023. The route will link Parramatta’s CBD and train station to the Westmead Precinct, Cumberland Precinct, the Bankwest Stadium, the Camellia Town Centre, the new Powerhouse Museum and cultural precinct on the Parramatta River, the private and social housing redevelopment at Telopea, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse and three Western Sydney University campuses.
By 2026, around 28,000 people will use Parramatta Light Rail every day and an estimated 130,000 people will be living within walking distance of light rail stops.
In October 2017, the NSW Government announced the preferred route for Stage 2 which will connect Stage 1 and the Parramatta CBD to Ermington, Melrose Park, Wentworth Point and Sydney Olympic Park along a nine-kilometre route.
Working with businesses
Transport for NSW is committed to supporting businesses before as well as during Parramatta Light Rail construction.
Transport for NSW is working with businesses, the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce and the City of Parramatta Council to develop activities and events that will attract people into the Parramatta CBD and across the wider area while the light rail is being built.
Parramatta Light Rail continues to work closely with local Parramatta businesses to manage impacts and keep people informed. Find out more about how we are supporting businesses.