Parramatta Light Rail is a major infrastructure project being delivered by the NSW Government as part of a record $87.2 billion infrastructure investment across the state, being built in stages to serve a growing Sydney.
‘Early works’ to remediate the site of the future light rail depot in Camellia are underway.
Stage 1 of the project 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 2023. Destinations en route include the restaurants and cafés on Parramatta’s premier dining strip ‘Eat Street’, the health and medical facilities at Westmead Precinct, Parramatta North Growth Centre, the new Western Sydney Stadium, the Camellia Town Centre, the new Powerhouse Museum and Riverside Theatres cultural precinct, the private and social housing redevelopment at Telopea, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse and three Western Sydney University campuses.
Parramatta Light Rail will provide high-frequency ‘turn-up-and-go’ services seven days a week, departing approximately every 7.5 minutes in peak periods. It will offer an attractive transport choice for local residents and visitors alike with modern, comfortable, air-conditioned, driver-operated light rail vehicles.
By 2026, around 28,000 people will use Parramatta Light Rail every day and an estimated 130,000 people will be living within walking distance of Parramatta Light Rail stops.
Stage 2 of the Parramatta Light Rail, currently in the early planning and consultation phase, will connect Stage 1 and the Parramatta CBD to Ermington, Melrose Park, Wentworth Point and Sydney Olympic Park along a nine-kilometre route.
For more information, refer to the Parramatta Light Rail website.