About Parramatta Light Rail
Parramatta Light Rail is one of the NSW Government’s latest major infrastructure projects being delivered to serve a growing Sydney. Light rail will create new communities, connect great places and help both locals and visitors move around and explore what the region has to offer.
Stage 1 will connect Westmead to Carlingford via Parramatta CBD and Camellia with a two-way track spanning 12 kilometres, and is expected to open in 2023. The route will link Parramatta’s CBD and train station to the Westmead Precinct, Parramatta North Growth Centre, the new Western Sydney 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.
In October 2017, the NSW Government announced the preferred route for Stage 2 which will connect the Parramatta CBD to Ermington, Melrose Park, Wentworth Point and Sydney Olympic Park along a nine-kilometre route.
Working with businesses
Transport for NSW has employed four place managers who have been regularly talking to the business community to gain a better understanding of how businesses operate and to provide information and updates.
Planning to assist businesses during the construction phase has already commenced with the Parramatta Light Rail team and Transport for NSW’s Sydney Coordination Office working with business groups and City of Parramatta to develop activities and events that will bring people into the Parramatta CBD and across the wider area.
Transport for NSW will also link businesses directly with the Department of Industry’s Business Connect program, which provides advice and support to enhance businesses before, during and after construction of light rail.