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Service adjustments

From the 30 September 2018 there will be adjustments to train and bus services to support the new Sydney Metro Northwest coming in the second quarter of 2019.

Adjustments will affect some train services on the Central Coast & Newcastle line, T1 North Shore and Northern lines. There will also be minor adjustments to some services on the T1 Western, T5 Cumberland, T8 Airport & South, South Coast and Southern Highlands lines. Arrival and departure times on other lines may also be impacted so plan ahead.

Bus services across the Sydney Metropolitan area and Newcastle and Hunter will also have some timing and route adjustments along with some new routes.

The Epping to Chatswood rail line will also close for approximately seven months while train lines and stations are upgraded to the new Sydney Metro Northwest standards. More than 120 new, fully accessible, air-conditioned Station Link buses will replace trains for the Epping to Chatswood line upgrade in addition to existing bus services.

It’s important to check if your trip will change. For the most up-to-date travel information, use the Trip Planner to plan your trip and see what your trip will look like from from 30 September.

You can also use our online tools above to see changes by mode, learn more about Station Link, and view timetables.

Sydney and Intercity Trains

  • Services that currently travel via the Epping to Chatswood rail line will be replaced with dedicated North Shore Line trains that start or end from stations such as Gordon, Hornsby or Berowra
  • These adjustments will help to create greater capacity on the North Shore Line, particularly between Hornsby and Chatswood, and spread passenger loads more evenly
  • The service adjustments will result in more AM peak hour services for customers at Mount Kuring-gai, Mount Colah, Hornsby and all stations from Wahroonga to Roseville
  • There will be increased frequency between Gordon and Roseville throughout most of the day
  • Services that currently travel via the Epping to Chatswood rail line will be replaced by services running via Strathfield. In peak times, these will be limited stop services starting and ending at Central
  • Stations between Normanhurst and Cheltenham will maintain direct access services to Town Hall, Wynyard and North Shore destinations throughout the day, except during peak times. During these busy periods, you will need to change at Central where you can quickly connect with around 40 trains per hour leaving from platforms 16 and 17
  • Rhodes, Strathfield, West Ryde and Meadowbank will receive more peak services to keep pace with demand
  • T1 Western Line trains to and from Richmond will not stop at Lidcombe between 6am and 10pm on weekdays
  • More peak express services will travel between the Central Coast and Sydney CBD via Strathfield, with a train every 15 minutes, instead of every 30 minutes today.
  • For the fastest trip to and from the Sydney CBD, there will be four express trains via Strathfield each hour during the busiest parts of the day.
  • You will still have the option of travelling to and from the Sydney CBD via the North Shore Line, with no change to the level of peak services.
  • Central Coast & Newcastle line services will no longer stop at Burwood or Eastwood in response to customer feedback.
  • The weekday 15:28 and 15:58 Schofields to Leppington services will instead start at Blacktown at 15:43 and 16:13
  • Customers from Schofields to Marayong will still be able to connect with these services at Blacktown by catching T1 Western Line services starting at Schofields at either 15:22 or 15:52
  • Revesby will be added as a stop on two existing T8 Airport & South Line services from Macarthur via Airport stations in the AM peak
  • The 13:55 service from Kiama will end at Martin Place instead of Central
  • The 16:24 Central to Kiama service will start from Martin Place at 16:20
  • The 16:01 Central to Goulburn service will now leave from Central at 16:00

Metropolitan buses

  • Additional services with improved frequencies and hours of operation
  • New route 141 will operate between Manly and Austlink via Fairlight, Balgowlah, Seaforth and Belrose
  • New route 193 operating between Austlink and Warringah Mall via Belrose (Forest Way), Frenchs Forest, Beacon Hill and Brookvale
  • Multiple routes to serve bus stops at the new Northern Beaches Hospital
Route Details
136
  • Route 136 will have improved hours of operation and frequencies seven days a week supporting improved access to the new Northern Beaches Hospital at Frenchs Forest
  • Services will be increased to operate every 10 minutes during morning and afternoon peak periods and every 15 minutes during off peak times and on weekends, with additional evening services
  • On weekdays, services will start earlier, and the last trip will now depart Chatswood at approximately 11.15pm
  • On weekends, services will start earlier and end later, with the first service departing Chatswood at approximately 6am and the last service departing at approximately 11.30pm on Saturdays and 10.30pm on Sundays
  • Route 136 will serve bus stops for the new Northern Beaches Hospital on Frenchs Forest Road
141
  • New route 141 will operate between Manly and Austlink via Fairlight, Balgowlah, Seaforth and Belrose (Hakea Av and Blackbutts Rd)
  • Services will run at least hourly between 5.30am and 11pm daily
  • Route 141 will serve bus stops for the new Northern Beaches Hospital on Frenchs Forest Road
169
  • All Route 169 City services (except for early morning trips) will now stop at the Northern Beaches Hospital on Frenchs Forest Road
  • Route 169 will serve bus stops for the new Northern Beaches Hospital on Frenchs Forest Road
  • There will be no change to route E69 services during weekday peak periods
193
  • New route 193 will operate between Austlink and Warringah Mall via Belrose (Forest Way), Frenchs Forest, Beacon Hill and Brookvale
  • Services will run from approximately 5am to 11pm on weekdays and 5.30am to 11pm on weekends
  • On Mondays to Saturdays, services will operate every 30 minutes during the day and every hour at night 
  • On Sundays, services will run every hour
  • Route 193 will serve bus stops for the new Northern Beaches Hospital on Frenchs Forest Road
270
271
  • Additional weekend services
  • On weekends services will start earlier with services arriving in the City around 7am and departing from the City from approximately 7am
  • On Sundays Routes 270 and 271 will each run every 30 minutes, resulting in a 15 minute service between Frenchs Forest and the City

Minor service adjustments will also be introduced on the following bus routes:

586, 592, 596, 599

  • Additional and more frequent services and greater travel options on selected routes across the East and Inner West
  • Changes to routes 400 and 418 between Burwood and Bondi Junction
  • New route 357 running between Mascot Station and Bondi Junction via Kingsford and Prince of Wales Hospital
  • New route 420 running between Burwood and Eastgardens via Rockdale and Sydney Airport, including new overnight services
  • More frequent services to Sydney Airport
  • New overnight services between Kingsgrove, Earlwood, Newtown and the City
Route Details
357
(new route)
  • New route 357 will operate between Mascot Station and Bondi Junction via Mascot Station, Kingsford and POW Hospital
  • This new route replaces route 418 between Kingsford and Bondi Junction. Route 418 will be changed to operate between Burwood and Kingsford only
  • Service frequency between will be every 30 minutes seven days a week and every 20 mins during peak periods
  • Journeys between Mascot Station and Kingsford will benefit from increased service frequency seven days a week along with route 418
  • These changes are being introduced to accommodate increased demand and to support more reliable journeys
400
  • Existing route 400 (Burwood – Bondi Junction via Rockdale and Sydney Airport) will change to operate between Sydney Airport International Terminal and Bondi Junction only
  • If you are travelling between Burwood and Sydney Airport International Terminal you can use the new route 420 (Burwood – Eastgardens)
  • There will be no change to the current route or stops between Sydney Airport International Terminal and Eastgardens
  • Service frequency between Sydney Airport International Terminal and Bondi Junction will be every 20 minutes seven days a week and 30 mins at night
  • Journeys between Sydney Airport International Terminal and Eastgardens will benefit from increased service frequency seven days a week along with the new route 420
  • Additional services continue to run between Eastgardens and Bondi Junction
  • New route 420N overnight service will be introduced, seven days a week
  • These changes are being introduced to accommodate increased demand and to support more reliable journeys
410
  • Existing route 410 (Rockdale to Bondi Junction) will be withdrawn, with alternative services provided by routes 400 and 420
  • These changes are being introduced to support changes to route 400 and new route 420
418
  • Existing route 418 (Burwood to Bondi Junction via Sydenham and Kingsford) will change to operate between Burwood and Kingsford only
  • If you are travelling between Kingsford and Bondi Junction you can use new route 357 (Mascot Station – Bondi Junction)
  • There will be no change to the route or stops between Burwood and Kingsford
  • Service frequency between Burwood and Kingsford will be every 30 minutes seven days a week, increasing to approximately every 20 mins during peak periods
  • Journeys between Mascot Station and Kingsford will benefit from increased service frequency seven days a week in along with the new route 357
  • These changes are being introduced to accommodate increased demand and to support more reliable journeys
420
420N
(new route)
  • New route 420 will operate between Burwood and Eastgardens via Rockdale and Sydney Airport
  • This new route replaces the route 400 between Burwood and Sydney Airport. Route 400 will change to operate between Sydney Airport and Bondi Junction only
  • Journeys between Sydney Airport and Eastgardens will benefit from increased service frequency seven days a week in along with the route 400
  • New overnight service, the 420N, will be introduced, running seven days a week
  • These changes are being introduced to accommodate increased demand and to support more reliable journeys
423
  • New overnight services will be introduced seven days a week, resulting in 24 hour services to Newtown, Enmore, Marrickville, Earlwood and Kingsgrove
461
  • Additional morning and afternoon shoulder peak services on weekdays
  • Additional weeknight services, increasing evening service frequency to every 15 minutes
  • Additional weekend daytime services, increasing daytime service frequency on weekends to every 20 minutes
  • Later weeknight and weekend night departures from the City
504
  • Additional late evening services seven days a week, increasing late evening service frequency to every 30 minutes
  • Later weeknight and Saturday night departures from the City

 

  • Additional weekly services, more frequent services and greater travel options in the Parramatta, Epping, Macquarie Park and Lane Cove areas.
  • Additional shoulder peak services on weekdays on route 614X between Crestwood, Winston Hills and the City
  • Minor service adjustments to routes 637, 638, 639 and 640 in the Dural area
  • Minor service adjustment to route M60 between Pennant Hills and Castle Hill
Route Details
251
  • Additional morning and afternoon shoulder peak services on weekdays
253
  • Additional morning and afternoon shoulder peak services on weekdays
285
  • Additional morning shoulder peak services on weekdays
288
  • Additional morning and afternoon and early evening peak services on weekdays
  • Most weekday off peak trips between Macquarie Centre and City will be extended to operate to and from Epping
292
  • Additional morning shoulder peak trips commencing from Mowbray Road West to the City
293
  • Additional morning and afternoon shoulder peak services on weekdays
294
  • Additional morning and afternoon peak services on weekdays
533
  • Additional morning and afternoon peak services on weekdays between Sydney Olympic Park and Rhodes Station
M54
  • Additional morning and afternoon peak services on weekdays
614X
  • Additional morning and afternoon shoulder peak services will be introduced on weekdays, providing more travel options
  • Some of the additional morning peak trips will start from Winston Hills Mall
  • The additional services will provide more options to and from the City with services available later into the morning and afternoon peak periods
637
638
  • Some existing route 637 and 638 trips during the morning and evening peak periods on weekdays will be adjusted to reduce service duplication and improve timetable legibility
  • One existing trip on route 637 to Pennant Hills during the morning peak will be changed to operate as a school service, and a route 638 trip will be extended to Pennant Hills, with connections to/from route 637 available at Round Corner Dural
  • One existing afternoon peak trip on route 637 from Pennant Hills towards Dural will be changed to operate as a route 638 trip, with connections to/from route 637 available at Round Corner Dural
639
  • Minor service adjustment to accommodate demand and support more reliable journeys
640
  • Minor service adjustment to accommodate demand
  • Some peak trips will be changed to operate as dedicated school services based on demand
M60
  • Some morning peak trips between Pennant Hills and Castle Hill will be adjusted to accommodate demand, providing greater travel options for travel from Pennant Hills and Cherrybrook to Parramatta

Minor service adjustments will also be introduced on the following bus routes:

295, 501, 515, 546, 549, 553, 603, 605, 607X, 608, 609, 610, 610X, 611, 619, 626, 630, 632, 633, 635, 637, 638, 639, 640, 641, 644, 651, 702, 711, 714, 715, N50, N70, N71, N80, N81, M61, 705

Minor service adjustments will also be introduced on the following bus routes:

746, 756, 757, 775, 780, 661, 786, 728, 729, T72, 841, 858, 865, 866

Outer Metropolitan buses

  • Extension of routes 262 and 263 to serve Portland Drive in Cameron Park
  • New route 266 to run between West Wallsend and Newcastle via Glendale, Wallsend and Broadmeadow
  • Minor route adjustments for routes 261 and 267
  • Minor route changes to 138 and 140 in Newcastle CBD to accommodate changed travel conditions
Route Details
138
140
  • All route 138 and 140 services will have a minor route change in the Newcastle CBD to accommodate changed travel conditions and support more reliable journeys
261
  • All route 261 trips will no longer operate via Cottonwood Chase or Featherwood Way in Fletcher, and will instead operate via Churnwood Drive and Bottlebrush Boulevarde
  • These changes are being introduced to improve access to bus services in the surrounding residential area and to support more reliable journeys
262
263
  • All route 262 and 263 trips will be extended to serve Portland Drive in Cameron Park, with both routes ending in the vicinity of Northridge Drive
  • These changes are being introduced to provide greater coverage for the growing residential area in Cameron Park
266
(new route)
  • New route 266 will operate between West Wallsend and Newcastle via Glendale, Wallsend and Broadmeadow
  • Two morning peak and two evening peak trips will operate on weekdays
  • Route 266 will replace the existing route 267 trips operating to and from Newcastle, and will no longer operate via the University of Newcastle
  • If you travel to or from West Wallsend and the University you can use the alternative route 267 trips, or transfer from route 266 to route 24, 27, 260, 261 or 270 at Wallsend shops
  • These changes are being introduced to accommodate demand and support more reliable journeys
267
  • All route 267 trips to or from University, Jesmond or Cardiff will be changed to operate via Glendale Drive between Stockland Glendale and Main Road, instead of via Lake Road
  • Existing morning and afternoon peak trips to and from Newcastle will be changed to operate as route 266 trips
  • Some off peak trips on weekdays will divert via Teralba Road in West Wallsend to improve access to Sugar Valley Lifestyle Estate
  • These changes are being introduced to accommodate demand, improve access to bus services, and support more reliable journeys

Minor service adjustments will also be introduced on the following bus route: 163

Minor service adjustments will also be introduced on the following bus routes:

15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 30, 32, 32/4, 34, 34/2, 36, 37, 38, 44, 47, 50, 50/3, 53, 54, 55, 57, 58, 59, 63, 64, 65, 66A, 66C, 67, 68, 70, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 90, 91, 93, 94, 95, 95X, 96, 97, 98, 99