City Circle Line

Museum station is heritage-listed and is named after the nearby Australian Museum, 4 November 2017.

Year Opened:

Central–St James 1926; St James–Wynyard 1956; Wynyard–Central 1932

Stations:

Central, Town Hall, Wynyard, Circular Quay, St James, Museum

Typical Journey Time:

9 minutes (Central–Circular Quay via Wynyard); 8 minutes (Central–Circular Quay via St James)

Typical Peak Frequency:

4 minutes (Central–Circular Quay via Wynyard); 3 minutes (Central–Circular Quay via St James)

Typical Off-peak Frequency:

5 minutes (Central–Circular Quay via Wynyard); 7.5 minutes (Central–Circular Quay via St James)

Typical Weekend Frequency:

7.5 minutes (Central–Circular Quay via Wynyard); 7.5 minutes (Central–Circular Quay via St James)

The City Circle line is a mostly underground line through Sydney’s Central Business District. The line commences at Central, where it is above ground. It proceeds north and descends into tunnels under the city’s streets. Two parallel lines diverge, with the inner line proceeding to Circular Quay via St James and returning to Central via Wynyard; and the outer line proceeding to Circular Quay via Wynyard and returning to Central via St James. Sydney Harbour can be seen from the elevated Circular Quay railway station. Between Central and Wynyard the North Shore line also runs underground next to and above the City Circle line, while the Eastern Suburbs crosses beneath the City Circle line underground between Central and Town Hall, and again between St James and Circular Quay.