Parramatta Light Rail news

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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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.

Ministerial media release
23 February 2024

NSW Planning approval gives Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 the green light

Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 is moving ahead, with planning approval granted for the game-changing megaproject for Western Sydney.

13 February 2024

Asbestos trace found at Telopea light rail stop

A single positive trace of bonded asbestos has been identified in recycled mulch in a garden bed of the Parramatta Light Rail project at Telopea.

12 February 2024

Summer 2024 newsletter out now

The latest edition of the Parramatta Light Rail newsletter is now available, with print copies being distributed to local households and businesses along the Stage 1 and 2 alignments.

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