The 5.7 kilometre shared walking and bike riding path from Carlingford to Parramatta is now open.
Work continues on the Parramatta Light Rail, including the fit-out and testing of light rail stops, work on and around power substations, light rail overhead wiring and underground cabling work; followed by on-site testing and commissioning of light rail vehicles.
Be sure to visit this page to plan your trip before using the shared walking and bicycle riding path between Carlingford and Parramatta.
Shared Path updates
|Suburb||Access Point||Status and works||Dates of impact|
|Rydalmere||Victoria Road Service Road||Open||Current|
|Western Sydney Uni||Open||Current|
See here for more information: Cable pulling construction update
Map of the Parramatta Light Rail shared path
Download the Walking and Bike Riding Map brochure here.
The 5.7 kilometre shared path between Carlingford and Parramatta is open.
Public safety remains our priority and at times some sections of the shared path will need to be closed while work on Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1 continues.
This work includes the construction and fit out of light rail stops, power substations, overhead wiring and underground cabling; as well as on-site testing and commissioning of light rail vehicles and systems, which is expected to commence later this year.
These works may impact where you can enter, exit or travel along the shared path from time to time. Be sure to check for any work impacts before you travel.
We will also keep the local community and stakeholders notified of upcoming work and any access changes and/or impacts.
Transport for NSW remains committed to opening all access points as soon as possible, while ensuring the safety of the community.
The shared path starts on Boundary Road at Carlingford (near the Carlingford light rail stop) and ends at Tramway Avenue in Parramatta.
The path also travels along the new Bidgee Bidgee Bridge over James Ruse Drive, providing spectacular views of the Western Sydney region.
The shared path will connect to a network of planned or completed cycleways that have been delivered by Transport for NSW in partnership with Parramatta City Council, including the Alfred Street Bridge link, Parramatta Valley Cycleway and the Marsh Street shared path, the Epping to Carlingford Cycleway, the Escarpment Boardwalk and the planned 91-kilometre Parramatta-to-Sydney Foreshore Link.
Water fountains, wayfinding signs, bike racks, accessibility ramps and seating are located on the shared path. Public rest rooms are also located near the shared path. Public toilets are also located near the shared path. Visit the Australian Government’s National Public Toilet Map (external link) for the nearest locations.
Please be mindful of your surroundings, take care around others, and observe the signs along the path. Bike riding laws apply in NSW. Please visit Transport for NSW’s Centre for Road Safety for more information.
Racing is not permitted. Always be mindful of the safety of others.
Yes, provided it is on a leash. Please observe the signs.
The best views can be observed from Bidgee Bidgee Bridge, which spans over James Ruse Drive in Rosehill. Please respect the privacy and quiet enjoyment of local residents when using the shared path and taking in surrounding views.
The path features motion-activated LED lighting. We encourage you to wear light-coloured and/or reflective clothing and have working lights on your bike, if riding at night.
No. Personal e-scooters remain illegal on NSW roads and road-related areas, including footpaths, shared paths and bicycle lanes.
For non-urgent police assistance, call the Police Assistance Line on 131 444. In an emergency, always call Triple Zero (000).