The Yass Valley Council in southern NSW has been allocated $220,000 by the NSW Government under the Get NSW Active program in 2022/23 to fund the planning and design of a local rail trail.
The Yass Tramway was operational between 1892 and 1988, connecting Yass Junction station on the main Sydney-Melbourne railway with Yass town to the south of the line. The tramway corridor is relatively short at 4.5km but when constructed the rail trail will become an important part of the local Yass cycling and active pathways network, giving locals and tourists the opportunity to enjoy the surrounds of Yass. The tramway corridor (called a tramway because of the relatively lighter rails used in construction) includes a large steel bridge across the Yass River.
The tramway corridor ends at the Yass Railway Museum housed in the old railway station which also had the shortest platform in the world when operational.