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.
Work is progressing on the Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1 project following the completion of major construction. The current phase of work includes the fit-out and testing of all 16 light rail stops, systems testing and signalling work, overhead wiring work, and light rail vehicle testing and commissioning.
Parramatta Light Rail 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 mid-2024.
The route will link the Parramatta CBD and train station to the Westmead Health Precinct, Cumberland Precinct, CommBank Stadium, the Camellia Town Centre, the largest museum in NSW 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.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Shared walking and bike riding path open
The 5.7-kilometre shared path from Carlingford to Tramway Avenue in Parramatta is now open.
Delivered as part of the Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1 project, the shared path is a public area designated for the use of walking and bicycle riding. It can be identified by signs and/or pavement markings showing a pedestrian and a bike.
The shared path starts at Boundary Road, Carlingford and runs alongside the Parramatta Light Rail alignment to Tramway Avenue in Parramatta. The path also travels over the new shared active and light rail bridge, Bidgee Bidgee Bridge, in Rosehill.
Remember to plan your trip: check for any changed access and travel conditions here.
For more information, visit Walking and bike riding.
Working with Business
Transport for NSW is committed to supporting businesses during Parramatta Light Rail construction through to operations. The project continues working with local businesses, the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce and the City of Parramatta Council to develop activities, campaigns and events that will attract people into the Parramatta CBD and across the wider area while the light rail is being delivered.
Find out more about how we are supporting businesses.