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.
Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1 will connect Westmead to Carlingford via Parramatta CBD with a two-way track spanning 12 kilometres and 16 stops. This will be the first stage of the Parramatta Light Rail project and is expected to open in 2023.
Currently, there is $8 billion worth of private and public works underway or planned in and around Parramatta’s CBD.
Parramatta Light Rail will enhance connectivity and accessibility to the region’s city centres including Parramatta, where more than 25 developments, both commercial and residential, are scheduled for construction.
The route will link Parramatta’s CBD and Train Station to the Westmead Health precinct, Parramatta North Urban Transformation Program, the new Western Sydney Stadium, the relocated Powerhouse Museum, the private and social housing redevelopment at Telopea, Rosehill Racecourse and three Western Sydney University campuses.
Key features of the Parramatta Light Rail include high frequency services – seven days a week and early morning to late at night, modern and comfortable light rail vehicles, integration with the Opal ticketing system, and 16 easy access stops connecting to other transport including bus, trains and ferries.
Planning work for Stage 2 of the project from Camellia to Strathfield via Sydney Olympic Park is being developed in collaboration with Sydney Metro West.
Since the NSW Government announced a preferred light rail network for Parramatta in December 2015, Transport for NSW has been consulting with stakeholders to identify a route that supports growth, benefits local communities and is technically feasible.
Another opportunity for communities and local businesses to find out more about the project is now underway.
The community is invited to have its say on issues including stop locations and stop names; light rail service including frequency and reliability, urban design and place-making including trees, street furniture, walking and cycling routes, and construction coordination particularly relevant to businesses to help mitigate construction impacts.
This round of community consultation will contribute towards finalising the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) before it is placed on public exhibition in mid-2017. At this time, the final business case and assessment of preferred route will also be completed.
The community is also invited to take part in a short survey, check out the events calendar for a list of upcoming pop-ups and information sessions or find out more about the project on the Parramatta Light Rail website at