Light Rail comes to Westmead

Artist's impression of the Parramatta Light Rail

The preferred route for stage 1 of the Parramatta Light Rail was announced last week. It has been announced that stage 1 will include a link from Westmead to Parramatta and on to Carlingford.

“The transformation at Westmead continues to gather pace, with a new light rail link reinforcing Westmead’s role as part of Australia’s booming city, Parramatta,” Danny O’Connor, chief executive Western Sydney Local District said.

“Parramatta Light Rail is an important addition to the transport mix at Westmead and supports our vision for Westmead as a liveable and workable health and education city that will continue to attract the best minds from across Australia and around the world.”

It is proposed that there will be 16 stops with services from early morning to late at night, every 7 and a half minutes throughout the day.

The Westmead Redevelopment project team are working with the Parramatta Light Rail team on the exact location of the stops along Hawkesbury Road. This is to ensure that the new drop off and entry areas, the light rail and the traffic flow are all seamlessly integrated.

“The light rail route connecting Westmead to greater western Sydney will have a profoundly positive impact on patients, families, visitors and staff of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. The introduction of light rail further cements Westmead’s place as an innovative healthcare hub in New South Wales,” Dr Michael Brydon, chief executive Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network said.

Construction is expected to start in 2018 and be completed by 2023.

Check out the ‘fly-through’ video, route map and fact sheet on the Parramatta Light Rail website. Or watch the video below.

The Light Rail project team will be visiting Westmead Hospital on Wednesday, 8 March. They’ll be engaging with staff and the local community around plans for the stage 1 route. Make sure to come by to hear more about what’s planned.

For more information about Parramatta Light Rail, contact the Light Rail project team on 1800 684 490 or email

Find out more at Westmead pop-up events

The Parramatta Light Rail team is coming to Westmead to chat to staff, students, patients and members of the community about the exciting project. Visit the information session to find out about light rail at Westmead.

Event 1 - Westmead Hospital

  • Date: Wednesday 8 March 2017
  • Location: Westmead Hospital
  • Directions: Grassed area next to Hawkesbury Road, before the entry to Westmead Hospital and to the right of the walking path. Cross at the pedestrian crossing a the traffic lights on the corner of Hawkesbury Road and Darcy Road and you should see the tent.
  • Wet weather location: If there is wet weather, the team will relocated inside Westmead Hospital, near the volunteers desk and florist (just inside the hospital after you enter the main foyer).
  • Time: 10:30am - 2:30pm

Event 2 - The Children's Hospital at Westmead

  • Date: Tuesday 14 March 2017
  • Location: The Children's Hospital at Westmead
  • Directions: Grassed area off Hawkesbury road to the left of the hospital. Look out for the tent.
  • Wet weather location: If there is wet weather, the team will relocate inside, to the foyer of the hospital, which is called The Galleria.
  • Time: 10:30am - 2:30pm

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