PCC – Western Sydney Light Rail – New South Wales - Project Profile

PCC – Western Sydney Light Rail – New South Wales - Project Profile


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The Parramatta City Council (PCC) is planning to construct a light rail system in western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

The project involves the construction of a light rail network connecting major locations within the city of Parramatta. It will be developed in two stages.

The first stage includes the construction of a 22km light rail network with two lines – the Carlingford and Strathfield. Carlingford line include of light rail link from Westmead to Carlingford via the Parramatta CBD and North Parramatta while the Strathfield line links from Parramatta to Strathfield via Sydney Olympic Park.

The second stage will include the construction of two lines – the Bankstown Line and the Olympic Park Line.
The Bankstown Line includes of light rail link from Parramatta to Bankstown, while the Olympic Park Line will link from Parramatta to Strathfield/Burwood via Sydney Olympic Park.

On August 28, 2013, PCC completed a US$0.8 million two part feasibility study with the assistance of Parsons Brinckerhoff, Hassel, PwC, Elton Consulting, GHD, Arup and Hill PDA.

First Part of the study identified 15 strategic corridors within 15km of Parramatta.

On June 17, 2014, the NSW government allocated US$376 million to identify the highest priority corridor from Parramatta and carry out a detailed feasibility study.

In March 2015, PCC is under re-consideration about the possible rail links, however the final scope of the stage is yet to be revealed.

As of June 2015, PCC is calling both State and Federal Governments to fund a detailed study to further investigate the first stage and prepare a business case. It is estimated that this will cost up to US$16 million.

In October 2015, the government is negotiating with PCC to contribute funds and at the same time discussions are underway for new revised project value with government in sup­portive of a net­work running from Westmead through the Parramatta CBD, before splitting into two lines at Camellia, allowing passengers to travel to either Carlingford or Strathfield.

In March 2016, route for the first stage was finalized and NSW government allocated US$740 million funding for the project.

On April 5, 2016, PCC has issued tender for infrastructure technical advisor with submission deadline April 18, 2016.

In October 2016, Arup has been appointed as infrastructure technical advisor for the project.

Construction works are expected to commence in the first quarter of 2018 and slated for completion by 2023.

Stakeholder Information:
Planning Authority: Department Of Transport, New South Wales
Study Consultants: Parsons Brinckerhoff, Hassel, PwC, Elton Consulting, Arup, Hill PDA
Environmental Consultant: GHD


The project involves the construction of a light rail system connecting Greater Parramatta with major locations in western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

The US$3,000 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of a Carlingford light rail link

2. Construction of a Strathfield light rail link

3. Construction of a Bankstown Line light rail

4. Construction of an Olympic Park Line light rail

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