The state-of-the-art Stabling and Maintenance Facility for the Parramatta Light Rail is a hallmark of sustainable and innovative design.
About the facility
The Stabling and Maintenance Facility will hold, service and maintain 13 world-class light rail vehicles, while creating unique and exciting job opportunities in Western Sydney. It will be supported by more than 50 staff, including drivers, technicians and maintenance crews.
The facility will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and feature the following:
- Main building, including administration and maintenance sections, driver facilities and operation control centre
- Large stabling yard for 13 light rail vehicles
- Vehicle sanding and washing facilities
- Cleaning storage
- Electrical generator to power essential equipment during outages
- Traction power substation
- On-site staff parking and amenities.
What is the status?
Construction of the Stabling and Maintenance Facility is underway, having commenced in December 2021, following the completion of remediation and ground improvement works to address chemical contamination on the site as a result of the land’s historical industrial use. This work ensured the safety of workers, visitors and the community, and was completed in accordance with project and legislative requirements.
How is the facility leading sustainable design?
Transport for NSW has incorporated a number of features into the facility’s planning and design to ensure a commitment to sustainability.
Sustainable features include:
- Open roof design in main building for natural lighting
- Solar panels: a 300kW photovoltaic array to be installed on the main building
- LED lighting in external areas, including maintenance areas, car park, stabling area and yard
- Rainwater storage tanks
- Recycling of water used to wash light rail vehicles.
Does the site have potential to expand?
Yes. The facility has been planned and constructed with the potential to service light rail vehicles, staff and systems for Stage 2 of the Parramatta Light Rail.
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. Passenger services are expected to commence in 2024.