New Light Rail For Parramatta In 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.

An Animation Of The Parramatta Light Rail Project

An Animation Of The Parramatta Light Rail Project

Church Street is transitioning to a pedestrian-only zone between Macquarie Street and Market Street as work on Stage 1 is well underway. Church Street between these two points will remain pedestrian only once the project is complete. 

(Animation courtesy of Transport for NSW)
Artists Impression of Two Parramatta Light Rail Front Carriages Travelling through Macquarie Street

Parramatta Light Rail - Stage 1

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/Cumberland Precincts, Camellia Town Centre and Telopea 
  • Bankwest Stadium & new Powerhouse Museum
  • Rosehill Gardens Racecourse 
  • Three Western Sydney University campuses

(Image Courtesy Transport for NSW)

Artists Impression of Parramatta Light Rail Front Carriage Travelling Through Sydney Olympic Park

Parramatta Light Rail - Stage 2

The NSW Government has committed $50 million from its 2021/2022 budget to the Phase 2 planning of the Parramatta Light Rail project.

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.

(Image Courtesy Transport for NSW)