Ahead of the opening of Sydney Metro Northwest in 2019, the Epping to Chatswood train line requires upgrading to metro standards.
From Sunday 30 September 2018, Macquarie University, Macquarie Park and North Ryde stations will close for around seven months for these upgrades to be completed. In the meantime, Station Link, a new high frequency bus service, will temporarily replace train services and will operate from station to station on seven different routes.
Key features of Station Link include:
- High frequency, turn-up-and-go services to stations between Epping and Chatswood at least every six minutes during the peak.
- More than 110 services per hour in the busiest parts of the day.
- Direct peak services to and from St Leonards, Beecroft and Eastwood.
- A dedicated high frequency service to Macquarie University Campus from Epping Station during university semesters.
- A loop service running at least every 10 minutes 7 days a week to all stations between Epping to Chatswood.
- Station Link bus services are available on the transportnsw.info Trip Planner, and on real time apps.
The station upgrades at Epping, Macquarie University, Macquarie Park, North Ryde and Chatswood include the application of screen doors along the full length of the metro platforms. These doors will work to keep people and objects like prams away from the tracks, improving customer safety and allowing trains to get in and out of stations much faster.
The upgrades will allow for a greater frequency of services when the Sydney Metro Northwest opens, with metro trains expected to run every 4 minutes during peak times.
For more information about Station Link and the upgrades taking place visit the MySydney website.