Commuters travelling on the Parramatta Light Rail will be able to travel easily to their homes, jobs, hospitals, universities, entertainment hubs, sport stadiums and leisure areas.
The preferred route for the first stage of the Parramatta Light Rail project will join Westmead to Parramatta and Carlingford via Camellia.
Potential stops on the 12-kilometre line will include:
- Westmead Hospital
- Children’s Hospital
- Cumberland Hospital
- Factory Street
- Fennell Street
- Prince Alfred Square
- Eat Street
- Parramatta Square
- Harris Street
- Tramway Avenue
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the project would not just connect major parts of Greater Parramatta but also revitalise communities and help create new ones.
“We’ve done the important planning work and are pleased we can unveil the preferred route and proposed stops, which we will now refine in consultation with the community,” Ms Berejiklian said.
Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said the proposed 16 accessible stops would operate services from early morning to late at night, every seven and a half minutes throughout the day.
“Customers won’t have to wait long for a service, they’ll tap on with Opal and board with ease and comfort,” Mr Constance said.
“There’ll also be extra services for special events and we are planning for the system as a whole to be capable of carrying 10,000 people an hour.”
Planning work for stage two of the project, from Camellia to Strathfield via Sydney Olympic Park is expected to be finalised by the end of 2017.