A potential route for the new light rail line across Greater Parramatta has been established
A potential route for the new light rail line across Greater Parramatta has been established and released. The preferred 12km route from Westmead to Carlingford has 14 stops along the way.
Stage one of the new network connects the major health precinct at Westmead to three campuses of Western Sydney University, Parramatta CBD, and the new Western Sydney Stadium.
New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian joined Transport and infrastructure minister Andrew Constance to unveil the preferred route for the first stage of Parramatta Light Rail to join Westmead to Parramatta and Carlingford via Camellia.
“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,” she says.
Constance says the proposed 16 accessible stops will operate services from early morning to late at night, every sevenand-a-half minutes throughout the day.
“Customers won’t have to wait long for a service,” Constance says.
“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 being developed in collaboration with Sydney Metro West. Stage two planning work is expected to be finalised by the end of 2017.
The NSW Government has allocated $1 billion to the project from the Restart NSW and Rebuilding NSW funds.
Work is continuing to progress the final business case, which will be further advanced once the stop locations are confirmed following this next phase of community consultation.