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Parramatta Light Rail is one of the NSW Government's major infrastructure projects being delivered to serve a growing Sydney. Search and browse the latest news and articles about this project.

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Departmental release
7 June 2024

Parramatta Light Rail Community Fun Day and weekly giveaways support Church Street businesses

The Parramatta Light Rail project is supporting local businesses in the Church Street dining precinct with a fun, family-friendly community event and a slew of weekly dining voucher giveaways to attract people into the city and support local businesses, ahead of passenger services in the coming months.

Ministerial media release
3 June 2024

Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 construction to begin in this term of Government

Construction of Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 will begin under the Minns Labor Government, with a $2 billion investment to build better, connected communities in Sydney’s growing west.

Departmental release
27 May 2024

Peak excitement for Parramatta as light rail gets set for full-day testing

Peak hour in Western Sydney is making a monumental shift, as Parramatta Light Rail testing leaps forward into full day testing on weekdays.

Ministerial media release
13 May 2024

Parramatta Light Rail begins daytime testing in Parramatta

Daytime testing for Parramatta Light Rail is kicking off today, marking another milestone as the system gears up for passenger services later this year.

30 April 2024

Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 receives federal approval

Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 has received final project planning approval after the Federal Minister for Environment and Water endorsed the Western Sydney mega project.

9 April 2024

Bidgee Bidgee Bridge in Rosehill officially opens

New commemorative plaques have been unveiled at Bidgee Bidgee Bridge over James Ruse Drive to mark the bridge’s official opening and celebrate its name, as the Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1 testing and commissioning program picks up pace. 

5 April 2024

Parramatta Light Rail wins prestigious Banksia National Sustainability award

There were celebrations last night as Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1 was awarded the prestigious Banksia National Sustainability Awards in the Placemaking category. The award celebrates infrastructure projects that prioritise sustainability and resilience through innovative design and practices.

19 March 2024

New look website launched

The Parramatta Light Rail website has a new look and feel, as part of the NSW Government’s OneCX initiative to enhance the online experience for customers.  

Ministerial media release
15 March 2024

Tram testing kicks off in Parramatta CBD

The Parramatta Light Rail project has reached a major milestone in the heart of Western Sydney overnight, when the first tram rolled through Parramatta CBD as testing ramps up ahead of services beginning later this year.

6 March 2024

Transport for NSW named a finalist in national sustainability awards

The Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1 project's sustainability efforts have once again been recognised, with Transport for NSW being named a finalist in the 'Placemaking' category of the 2024 Banksia National Sustainability Awards.

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