The Parramatta Light Rail will connect Westmead to Carlingford via the Parramatta CBD and Camellia over 12 kilometres, with 16 stops. It will connect the Parramatta CBD to the Westmead Health Precinct, CommBank Stadium, the new science, technology and innovation museum Powerhouse Parramatta, the Rosehill Gardens Racecourse and three Western Sydney University campuses at Westmead, Parramatta and Rydalmere. It will also traverse the Cumberland Precinct, the Camellia Town Centre and the private and social housing redevelopment at Telopea.
By 2026, around 28,000 people are expected to use the Parramatta Light Rail every day, with an estimated 130,000 people living within walking distance of the 16 light rail stops.
- 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 Opal card network.
- Two new light rail and pedestrian zones along Church and Macquarie Streets in the Parramatta CBD.
- The Parramatta Light Rail will replace the train line between Camellia and Carlingford, which will provide more frequent services and better connections to town centres, including Parramatta and Sydney CBD.
- A new Active Transport Link (shared walking and bike riding path) between Carlingford and Parramatta.
What will happen during construction?
Building in the heart of existing communities involves significant challenges. The NSW Government is committed to developing activities and events that will attract people into the Parramatta CBD and across the wider area during construction of the Parramatta Light Rail.
Transport for NSW is already working with businesses to ensure they have the information and support they need to prepare for construction and holding regular information sessions for the local community.
Once completed, the Parramatta Light Rail will bring major benefits to businesses, local residents, commuters and visitors, supporting the development of Parramatta as Sydney’s second CBD.
- ‘Early Works’ contract awarded to address historical chemical and asbestos contamination at the future light rail depot at Camellia.
- ‘Enabling Works’ contract awarded to deliver traffic and road changes to prepare for Parramatta for light rail construction.
- Two major contracts awarded to build and operate the Parramatta Light Rail.
Major construction on the Parramatta Light Rail is underway, with passenger services expected to commence in 2023.
Need more information?
Refer to the Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1 frequently asked questions.