Artist’s impression of escalators and entrance to new Metro platforms at Central station. Photo: Sydney Metro.

Artist’s impression of Airport Terminal station. Photo: Sydney Metro.

New Railway Stations for New South Wales

David Matheson

 28 September 2020

New railway stations are under construction or planned for various locations within the Sydney region. All will be Metro stations, with three Metro lines under construction or planned.

 

Sydney Metro City & Southwest

Sydney Metro City & Southwest is currently under construction and is planned to be

operational in 2024. It involves the construction of new stations as well as changes to existing stations. The two core components of Sydney Metro City & Southwest are:

  • Construction of new 15.5 km twin tunnels from Chatswood, under Sydney Harbour and the central business district, to Sydenham

  • Upgrading and conversion of the existing 13.5 km Sydney Trains T3 Bankstown line between Sydenham and Bankstown to Metro standards. Platforms 1 and 2 at Sydenham will become Metro stations, while Platforms 3 to 6 will continue to be used by Sydney Trains services. Existing stations on the Bankstown Line will be converted to Metro stations.

The section between Chatswood and Sydenham will be 16 km in length and will include seven new Metro stations. Stations will be located at Crows Nest, Victoria Cross, Barangaroo, Martin Place, Pitt Street, Central and Waterloo. It will be directly connected to the Sydney Metro Northwest Line between Chatswood and Tallawong. The Metro stations at Central and Martin Place will be linked to the existing Sydney Trains railway stations at those locations.

 

Sydney Metro City & Southwest New Stations

Crows Nest

Crows Nest Station will be around 25 metres underground and will be located in the residential area of Crows Nest, between the Pacific Highway and Oxley Street. Residential towers will be built above the station site. It will feature two entrances: one on the Pacific Highway between Oxley Street and Hume Street, and the other on Clarke Street near the corner of Hume Street.

 

Victoria Cross

Victoria Cross station will be around 31 metres underground in the North Sydney central business district. It will be located underneath Miller Street, between McLaren Street and south of Berry Street, to the north of the Pacific Highway. Entrances will be through the pedestrian plaza opening to Miller, Denison and Berry streets, and via the proposed northern services building on McLaren Street.

 

Barangaroo

Barangaroo station will be around 25 metres underground and be located under the northern end of Hickson Road, south of Munn Street in Millers Point. It will service the Millers Point, Walsh Bay Barangaroo areas, with close proximity to the northern part of Sydney central business district, including The Rocks. Entry will be via Central Barangaroo and Barangaroo Reserve.

 

Martin Place

Martin Place station will be around 25–27 metres underground and be located south of Hunter Street, between Castlereagh and Elizabeth Streets, near the middle of Sydney’s central business district. Its northern entrance will open to Castlereagh, Hunter and Elizabeth streets, and its southern entrance will open to Martin Place, Castlereagh Street and Elizabeth Street. Two office buildings will be located above the station. Underground pedestrian tunnels will connect to the existing Martin Place station and the local area.

 

Pitt Street

Pitt Street station will be around 17–20 metres underground and be located under Pitt Street and Castlereagh Street, south of the Park Street intersection and north of the Bathurst Street intersection in Sydney’s central business district. A northern entrance will be through a pedestrian plaza opening to Pitt and Park Streets, and a southern entrance will be through a pedestrian plaza opening to Bathurst Street. Two buildings will be constructed above the station entrances, featuring residential apartments, office and retail spaces.

 

Central

Central station will be around 27 metres underground and be located under Platforms 13, 14 and 15 of the existing Central station, which have been closed to enable construction work to proceed. Platforms 13 and 14 will eventually re-open but Platform 15 will be permanently closed. The new Metro station will have pedestrian links to existing station platforms and to light rail services. Access will be via existing entrances to Central station.

 

Waterloo

Waterloo station will be around 25 metres underground and be located in the area bounded by Botany Road, Cope Street, Raglan Street and Wellington Street in Waterloo, south of the Sydney central business district. Residential towers will be built above and adjacent to the station. Access will be from the corner of Raglan and Cope Streets and from the public plaza off Cope Street.

 

 

Sydney Metro West

Sydney Metro West is a Metro line that will link the Sydney CBD, the Bays Precinct around Glebe and Rozelle, Sydney Olympic Park, Parramatta and Westmead. Stations will be located at Westmead, Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, North Strathfield, Burwood North, Five Dock, the Bays Precinct and Sydney CBD. Consideration is also being given to a station at Pyrmont. The line could in future be further extended west from Westmead and south-east from the Sydney CBD. The new Metro line will transport around 40,000 passengers per hour in each direction. Services are expected to begin operating in the second half of the 2020s decade.

 

Sydney Metro West New Stations

Sydney CBD

Sydney CBD station will be at the eastern end of the Sydney Metro West line. Its location has not yet been finalised.

 

The Bays

The Bays station will be located between Glebe Island and White Bay Power Station. It would provide access to the future Bays Waterfront Promenade, planned to run north to south along White Bay. The station entrance will be south of White Bay, near the proposed future Bays Waterfront Promenade.

 

Five Dock

Five Dock station will be located off Great North Road, between East Street and at the corner of Second Avenue and Waterview Street. The station entrance will be at Fred Kelly Place, off Great North Road.

 

Burwood North

Burwood North station will be located at the corner of Burwood and Parramatta Roads. There will be two station entrances, on the northern and southern sides of Parramatta Road.

 

North Strathfield

North Strathfield Metro station will be located adjacent to the existing Sydney Trains North Strathfield station. New Metro platforms will be next to the existing station, with direct interchange available to trains on the T9 Northern Line. The station entrance will be via a new entrance on Queen Street.

 

Sydney Olympic Park

Sydney Olympic Park Metro station will be located south of the existing Sydney Trains Olympic Park Station, and will service one of Sydney’s major sporting and entertainment precincts. Direct interchange will available to trains on the T7 Olympic Park Line and the planned Parramatta light rail line. The main station entrances will be between Herb Elliot Avenue and Figtree Drive, and off Dawn Fraser Avenue.

 

Parramatta

Parramatta Metro station will be located on the block bounded by George, Macquarie, Church and Smith Streets, north of the existing Sydney Trains Parramatta station. It is designed to take pressure off the existing station and will not have a direct connection with it, but will be within walking distance. Interchange will be available to the planned Parramatta light rail line. The station will have an entrance on Horwood Place and another entrance in a yet to be determined location.

 

Westmead

Westmead Metro station will be located on the eastern side of Hawkesbury Road, south of the existing Sydney Trains Westmead station. Direct interchange will be available to T1 Western and T5 Cumberland Line trains and the planned Parramatta light rail line. The station will have an entrance on Hawkesbury Road.

 

 

Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport

Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport will connect St Marys, on the Sydney trains T1 Western line, with the new Western Sydney International Airport, currently under construction. The 23 km line will have stations at St Marys, Orchard Hills, Luddenham, Airport Business Park, Airport Terminal and Aerotropolis. Western Sydney Airport is planned to open in 2026 and the Metro line should be completed before the airport’s opening. The line may in future be connected to the existing Sydney Metro North West line.

 

Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport New Stations

St Marys

St Marys Metro station will be built underneath the existing Sydney Trains St Marys station. Direct interchange will be available to T1 Western Line trains. A new concourse bridge will connect the northern and southern sides of the station. The station will have entrances on Station Street and Harris Street.

 

Orchard Hills

Orchard Hills station will be an open cut station located on the eastern side of Kent Road, north of Lansdowne Road. The station will have an entrance on Kent Road, with a possible future entrance on the eastern side of the station.

 

Luddenham

Luddenham station will be an elevated station located near Luddenham Road, between the Warragamba pipeline and the new Western Sydney Airport. The station will have an entrance on the western side of the station.

 

Airport Business Park

Airport Business Park station will be an open cut station located south of Elizabeth Drive, in the centre of the Western Sydney International Airport precinct, and will provide transport to a major employment and services hub. The station will have an entrance to the south of Elizabeth Drive, and will be in the centre of the Western Sydney International airport precinct.

 

Airport Terminal

Airport Terminal station will be an underground station built to provide the major transport connection to the new airport terminal. An entrance will provide easy access to the airport terminal and facilities.

 

Aerotropolis

Airport Terminal station will be an underground station located to the east of Badgerys Creek Road and will serve the Western Sydney Aerotropolis. There will be possible future interchanges with a South-west Rail Line extension and an East-West Rail Link. Entrances will be located on the eastern and western sides of the station.

Sydney’s new stations will provide public transport for the city’s growing population in the coming decades.

References

Sydney Metro City & Southwest <www.sydneymetro.info/citysouthwest/project-overview>.

Sydney Metro West <www.sydneymetro.info/west/project-overview>.

Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport <www.sydneymetro.info/westernsydneyairportline>.

Artist’s impression of Central station with cut through view showing location of Metro and Sydney trains platforms. Photo: Sydney Metro.

Artist’s impression of Westmead Metro station. Photo: Sydney Metro.