Parramatta Light Rail is a major transport project underway, and will connect great places, revitalise communities and transform the way people move around the Parramatta local government area.

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Image of new light rail carriage passing through intersection bound for the suburb of Carlingford
Artists Impression of Two Parramatta Light Rail Front Carriages Travelling through Macquarie Street

Parramatta Light Rail - Stage One

The Parramatta Light Rail 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. It will revolutionise the way workers, residents and visitors move around the Parramatta area. It will link Parramatta’s CBD and train station to:

  • Westmead Precinct
  • Cumberland Precinct
  • Bankwest Stadium
  • Camellia Town Centre
  • The new Powerhouse Museum and cultural precinct on the Parramatta River
  • The housing redevelopment at Telopea
  • Rosehill Gardens Racecourse 
  • Three Western Sydney University campuses
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Artists Impression of Parramatta Light Rail Front Carriage Travelling Through Sydney Olympic Park

Stage Two

The NSW Government announced a preferred route for a second stage of Parramatta Light Rail which will connect the Parramatta CBD to Ermington, Melrose Park, Wentworth Point and Sydney Olympic Park.

It will have 10-12 stops over a ten-kilometre two-way track, with travel times of around 25 minutes from Sydney Olympic Park to Camellia, and a further eight minutes to Parramatta CBD.

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An Animation of The Parramatta Light Rail Project

From 1 February 2020, Church Street will become a pedestrian-only zone between Macquarie Street and Market Street as work on the crucial project gets underway.

(Animation courtesy of Transport for NSW)

Parramatta Light Rail In Operation By 2023

By 2023, around 28,000 people are expected to use the Parramatta Light Rail every day. An estimated 130,000 people will live within walking distance of light rail stops.


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With the population expected to reach 400 thousand by 2036, current projects are rolling out and future transport is planned to meet demand.