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Parramatta Light Rail

Parramatta Light Rail

Published 12th September, 2019

The Parramatta Light Rail will create new communities, connect great places and help locals and visitors move around and explore what the area has to offer.

The Parramatta Light Rail will bring major benefits to businesses, local residents, commuters and visitors, supporting the development of Parramatta as Sydney’s second CBD.

The $2.4 billion Parramatta Light Rail will deliver:

  • frequent and reliable services services 7 days a week, from early morning to late at night
  • services every 7.5 minutes during peak periods (7am to 7pm weekdays)
  • high-capacity services, with each vehicle able to carry up to 300 people (equivalent to around 6 standard buses)
  • modern and comfortable air-conditioned vehicles

As part of the Parramatta Light Rail program, the NSW Government will also deliver a five-kilometre walking and bike riding path, urban design, new bridges and road network upgrades.

The Parramatta Light Rail: Westmead to Carlingford

Parramatta Light Rail between Westmead to Carlingford, via the Parramatta CBD and Camellia, will include 16 accessible stations and a two-way track that will extend 12 kilometres.

The route will link Parramatta’s CBD and train station to the Westmead Precinct, Cumberland Precinct, the Bankwest Stadium, the Camellia Town Centre, the new Powerhouse Museum and Riverside Theatres, the private and social housing redevelopment at Telopea, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse and three Western Sydney University campuses.

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 the light rail stops. 

What are customers saying?

Building in the heart of existing communities involves significant challenges.

The NSW Government is committed to developing activities and events that will attract people into the Parramatta CBD and across the wider area before and during construction of the Parramatta Light Rail.

Transport for NSW is closely working with businesses to ensure they have the information and support they need to prepare for construction and holding regular information sessions for the local community.

For more information, enquiries or to lodge a complaint, contact Parramatta Light Rail via:

  • Phone: 1800 139 389 (24 hour community information line)
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Mail to:
    Parramatta Light Rail
    Level 10, 130 George St
    Parramatta NSW 2150

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How is the project tracking?

The Parramatta Light Rail, from Westmead to Carlingford, is expected to open in 2023. Major construction is now underway.

Learn more about the Parramatta Light Rail

Published 12th September, 2019
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