T6 Carlingford Line to close 5 January 2020

9 October 2019

On Sunday 5 January 2020, the T6 Carlingford Rail Line will permanently close for construction of the Parramatta Light Rail that will connect Carlingford to Westmead via the Parramatta CBD.

From 2023, the Parramatta Light Rail will deliver frequent ‘turn-up-and-go’ services that will better connect and support the region’s growing communities.

Transport for NSW Coordinator General Marg Prendergast said a new bus route, the 535, will be introduced on Sunday 5 January for customers impacted by the closure of the T6 Line while construction of the light rail is underway.

“The new route 535 will keep customers moving between Carlingford and the Parramatta CBD while we build this important new transport mode for Western Sydney,” Ms Prendergast said.

“Route 535 will run at least every 15 minutes in the busy periods of the day – a boost for customers who currently have just two train services per hour during the peak on the T6 Carlingford Line. Real-time data will be available on the online Trip Planner, as well as on third-party apps, so that customers can plan ahead.”

The bus route will operate between Carlingford, Telopea, Dundas, Rydalmere, Camellia/Rosehill and Parramatta CBD. Customers wishing to travel to Clyde will need to interchange at Parramatta for a rail service.

A standard train fare will apply on the 535, which means customers will continue to benefit from the 30 per cent off-peak discount on standard adult Opal fares.

As part of the upgrade from single-track heavy rail to dual-track light rail, the level crossing at Parramatta Road, Granville, will be decommissioned, improving traffic flow on one of Sydney’s busiest road corridors.

​For more information, refer to T6 Carlingford Line closure frequently asked questions.