The 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 of the Parramatta Light Rail 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 Health Precinct, Cumberland Hospital Precinct, CommBank Stadium, the Camellia Town Centre, the new science, technology and innovation museum Powerhouse Parramatta, the private and social housing redevelopment at Telopea, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse and three Western Sydney University campuses.

To find out more, visit Westmead to Carlingford.

Planning and development work is underway for Stage 2 of the Parramatta Light Rail, which will connect Stage 1 and Parramatta's CBD to Sydney Olympic Park via Camellia, Ermington, Melrose Park and Wentworth Point. It will link communities north and south of the Parramatta River directly to the Parramatta CBD, the Camellia Town Centre, as well as the booming sport, entertainment, education and employment hub at Sydney Olympic Park, and to the Carter Street Precinct.

To find out more, visit Parramatta CBD to Sydney Olympic Park.


Working with Business

Transport for NSW is committed to supporting businesses during Parramatta Light Rail construction, 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.

Find out more about how we are supporting businesses.

Progress on the Parramatta Light Rail

Stage 1 track progress

Construction of Stage 1 of the Parramatta Light Rail is underway, with tracks being laid across the 12-kilometre alignment from Westmead to Carlingford.

Along the Carlingford to Camellia corridor, the tracker will show the installation of ballast, sleepers and rail installed. When installation is completed, additional work will be required, such as tamping (packing the ballast under the tracks) and rail grinding, before the tracks is completed in this section.

Active Transport Link

Construction of the 5.7-kilometre Active Transport Link (ATL), also known as a walking and bike-riding path, is underway. The path will run parallel to the light rail corridor between Carlingford to Camellia, and extend across the James Ruse Drive bridge to Tramway Avenue.

For more information, visit Walking and bike riding.



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