Major Contract

Parramatta Light Rail Stage Two

PROJECT STATUS
Detailed Planning
Parramatta Light Rail Stage Two

Stage Two preferred route connects Stage One and the Parramatta CBD at Rydalmere and runs east through Ermington, Melrose Park and Meadowbank, before crossing the Parramatta River into Wentworth Point, passing through Silverwater and terminating at Sydney Olympic Park. 

An alternative route for Stage Two, that connects with Stage One at Camellia, before running east and crossing Parramatta River to Rydalmere, is also being considered by the NSW Government.

Broadly, the Stage Two of Parramatta Light Rail comprises of:

  • ten kilometres of two-way light rail track
  • about 10 to 12 stops
  • connections to Sydney Metro West, heavy rail in Parramatta and Sydney Olympic Park, and
  • connections to Sydney Ferry services at Rydalmere and Sydney Olympic Park.

Planning for Stage Two is being developed in collaboration with the Sydney Metro West project.

Funding contributions

NSW Government

PROJECT HISTORY

Oct 2017 The NSW Government released the preferred route for Stage Two of Parramatta Light Rail. The ten kilometre, 10 to 12 stop preferred route connects with Stage One at Rydalmere and runs east through Ermington, Melrose Park and Meadowbank, before crossing the Parramatta River south into Wentworth Point, passing through Silverwater and terminating at Sydney Olympic Park. The Government is also considering an alternative connection for Stage Two, that connects Stage One at Camellia, before running east and crossing Parramatta River to Rydalmere.
Jun 2018 The 2018-19 NSW Budget allocated $20 million in FY2018-19 to progress planning of Stage Two.
Jul 2018 Transport for NSW (TfNSW) announced that Arup had been appointed to undertake investigations for Stage Two following their role as Infrastructure Technical adviser to TfNSW on Stage One.
May 2019 The NSW Department of Planning and Environment issued the Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) for the project, allowing development of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to commence.
Jun 2019 $2 million was allocated to planning in the 2019-20 NSW Budget.
Jun 2021 The NSW Government announced an additional $50 million for detailed planning, including geotechnical work and preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement, for Stage Two as part of its 2021-22 NSW Budget.
Sector
Rail
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement | Unconfirmed |
Location
New South Wales |
Resources
Media releases
2018/07/16
2021/06/15
Project pages
Parramatta Light Rail