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Buses replace light rail services on the L1 Line

Buses replace all light rail services until further notice on the L1 Dulwich Hill Line between Central Grand Concourse and Dulwich Hill, due to light rail vehicle repairs.

The following replacement bus routes are operating between Dulwich Hill and Central:

  • Route 2L1 Central to The Star and return:
    • services run every 10 minutes during morning peak time and every 15 minutes outside of peak time on weekdays and every 15 minutes on weekends.
    • services will stop at Central, Paddy’s Market, Convention, and The Star.
    • To get to Dulwich Hill from the city, change at The Star for 4L1 bus services.
       
  • Route 3L1 Lilyfield to Central via Glebe, The Star:
    • services run every 10 minutes during peak times and 15 minutes outside of peak time on weekdays and every 15 minutes on weekends.
    • Services will stop at Lilyfield, Rozelle Bay, Jubliee Park, Glebe, Wentworth Park, Fish Markets, John St Square, The Star, Convention, Paddy’s Market and Central.
       
  • Route 4L1 Dulwich Hill to The Star via Anzac Bridge and return
    • services run every 10 minutes during the week and every 15 minutes outside of peak time on weekdays and every 15 minutes on weekends.
    • services will stop at Dulwich Hill, Dulwich Grove, Arlington, Waratah Mills, Lewisham West, Taverners Hill, Marion, Hawthorne, Leichhardt North, Lilyfield and the Star.
    • To get to the city from Dulwich Hill, change at Lilyfield for 3L1 or The Star for 2L1 or 3L1 bus services or consider a Sydney Trains alternative.

Replacement bus services will run between Dulwich Hill and Lilyfield, and between Lilyfield and Central Station. If you’re travelling from Dulwich Hill to the city, you’ll need to change at Lilyfield to continue your journey.

There will be an additional ferry service, F10 between Blackwattle Bay Wharf, Glebe and Barangaroo Wharf. 

The ferry service will run weekdays between 7am and 8pm, every 30 minutes.

Please note:

  • Most replacement buses are accessible.
  • All light rail replacement buses at Central Station depart from the Western Forecourt (adjacent to the Grand Concourse).
  • If you are travelling between Central Station and Darling Harbour, walking might be an alternative transport option.

A 50 percent discounted fare will apply on board light rail replacement bus services. Refunds will be backdated to Monday 8 November. The light rail replacement bus services are Opal or contactless payment enabled. You must tap on when boarding a replacement bus and tap-off when arriving at your stop. Opal readers are located in all replacement buses.

The F10 service will only accept payments made with credit or debit cards, with full adult ferry fares charged. Opal cards and cash are not accepted. Opal rewards (daily caps, transfer discounts or frequency of use discounts) will not be available.

Replacement buses do not stop at the following locations:

  • Capitol Square (towards Central and Dulwich Hill) – Use the alternative stop at Central Grand Concourse (approx. 5 minute walk)
  • Exhibition Centre (towards Dulwich Hill) – Use the alternative stop at Convention (approx. 5 minute walk)
  • Pyrmont Bay (towards Central and Dulwich Hill) – Use the alternative stop at The Star (approx. 5 minute walk)

Due to COVID-19, recommended capacity onboard buses is currently under restrictions. Check capacity displayed on buses’ doors before boarding.

Night services between Central Grand Concourse and The Star continue to be suspended.

L2 Randwick Line and L3 Kingsford Line continue to run as per normal schedule.

Allow extra travel time and use the Trip Planner or check travel alerts to see if you travel is affected, or to find alternative transport options.

Please follow the yellow directional signs to the nearby replacement bus stop locations.

Walking distance in Sydney CBD, Darling Harbour and Pyrmont

Between... And... Walking distance
Central Station Capitol Square approx. 6 minute walk
Central Station Paddy's Markets approx. 11 minute walk
Central Station Exhibition Centre approx. 14 minute walk
Central Station Convention approx. 21 minute walk
Central Station Pyrmont Bay approx. 27 minute walk
Central Station The Star approx. 30 minute walk
Central Station Fish Market approx. 31 minute walk

Replacement bus stop locations

Light rail stop Replacement bus stop Walking distance between stops
Central Grand Concourse (towards Central and Dulwich Hill) Central Station, Coach Terminal, Western Forecourt Bus approx. 1 minute walk
Capitol Square Darling Dr at Hay St intersection Approx. 3 minute walk
Paddy’s Markets (towards Central and Dulwich Hill) Darling Dr at Hay St intersection approx. 2 minute walk
Exhibition Centre (towards Central only) Darling Dr at Hay St intersection approx. 1 minute walk
Convention (towards Central and Dulwich Hill) Outside Convention Centre or Opp Iron Wharf Pl approx. 1 minute walk
Pyrmont Bay The Star, Pirrama Rd Approx. 6 minute walk
The Star (towards Central and Dulwich Hill) The Star, Pirrama Rd approx. 1 minute walk
John Street Square (towards Central and Dulwich Hill) Harris St before John St approx. 1 minute walk
Fish Market (towards Central and Dulwich Hill) Miller St before Harris St or Miller St opp Jones St. approx. 2 minute walk
Wentworth Park (towards Central and Dulwich Hill) Pyrmont Bridge Rd after Wattle St approx. 3 minute walk
Glebe (towards Central and Dulwich Hill) Bridge Rd after Taylor St or Bridge Rd before Darling St approx. 1 minute walk
Jubilee Park (towards Central and Dulwich Hill) The Crescent near Nelson St approx. 6 minute walk
Rozelle Bay (towards Central and Dulwich Hill) The Crescent at Chapman Rd* approx. 5 minute walk
Lilyfield (towards Central and Dulwich Hill) Lilyfield Light Rail, Catherine St approx. 1 minute walk
Leichhardt North (towards Central and Dulwich Hill) Darley Rd near Francis St approx. 2 minute walk
Hawthorne (towards Central and Dulwich Hill) Darley Rd approx. 1 minute walk
Marion (towards Central and Dulwich Hill) Foster St near Marion St approx. 3 minute walk
Taverners Hill (towards Central and Dulwich Hill) Old Canterbury Rd at Cook St approx. 8 minute walk
Lewisham West (towards Central and Dulwich Hill) Old Canterbury Rd at Toothill St or at Hudson St approx. 5 minute walk
Waratah Mills (towards Central and Dulwich Hill) Old Canterbury Rd near Rosedale St approx. 5 minute walk
Arlington (towards Central and Dulwich Hill) Marrickville Rd near New Canterbury Rd approx. 1 minute walk
Dulwich Grove (towards Central and Dulwich Hill) Dulwich Grove Light Rail, New Canterbury Rd approx. 6 minute walk
Dulwich Hill (towards Central and Dulwich Hill) Wardell Rd or Dudley St approx. 2 minute walk