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Crows Nest Station

Main station features

The station provides new metro rail access to the Crows Nest residential area and serves people within walking and cycling distance. It improves travel to local schools, businesses and Crows Nest village. The station creates a new transport focus on the southern side of the St Leonards specialised centre which supports the St Leonards southern gateway to commercial and mixed-use activities.

The station includes:

  • two station entrances with one located on Pacific Highway between Oxley Street and Hume Street and one located on Clarke Street near the corner of Hume Street
  • retail space next to the station entry at site C, and retail opportunities in the Pacific Highway side of sites A and B
  • public domain works including footpaths, street tree planting, lighting and street furniture
  • new pedestrian lights to cross the Pacific Highway on the northern side of Oxley Street intersection
  • new pedestrian crossings on Clarke and Hume Streets
  • new bike parking on Hume Street, Pacific Highway, Clarke Street and Oxley Street
  • new kiss and ride and taxi bays in close proximity to the station
  • installation of wayfinding signage and Sydney Metro information
  • Hume Street bi-directional separated cycle link from Clarke Street to Nicholson Street
  • upgraded Hume Street intersection with cycle crossing and increased pedestrian capacity
  • improved pedestrian crossings at intersections of Oxley Street, Pacific Highway, Hume Street and Clarke Street.
Station Design and Precinct Plan

The Crows Nest Station Design and Precinct Plan (SDPP) outlines the urban, landscaping and architectural design for Crows Nest Station and shows how it will integrate with the surrounding precinct.


The station is located on the western fringe of the Crows Nest village, between the Pacific Highway and Clarke Lane (eastern side of the Pacific Highway) and Oxley Street.

Access and entry

Access and entry is via the corner of Clarke Street and Hume Street, and the corner of Pacific Highway and Oxley Street.

Planning and compliance

The Chatswood to Sydenham Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) covers the construction and operation of the Sydney Metro rail line from Chatswood to Sydenham.

The EIS was on public exhibition from 11 May to 27 June 2016 and received more than 300 submissions. The Minister for Planning approved the Chatswood to Sydenham EIS on 9 January 2017.

The Crows Nest Station Design and Precinct Plan (SDPP) outlines the urban, landscaping and architectural design for Crows Nest Station and shows how it will integrate with the surrounding precinct.

Construction company AW Edwards has been awarded the contract to build Sydney Metro’s new Crows Nest Station, which will include two entrances, footpaths, lighting, retail space, improvements to pedestrian and cyclist safety around the site and enabling works for future over station developments.

For more information see City & Southwest planning and compliance documentation or Crows Nest Station Constructionto find out more about our major contractors involved in the project.

If you are having difficulty locating a document, please contact the City & Southwest project at call our 24-hour community information line on 1800 171 386.

Indicative travel time (from 2024)

  • 4 minutes to Chatswood Station
  • 5 minutes to Barangaroo Station
  • 7 minutes to Martin Place Station.

Station construction

Construction activities are based on the Crows Nest construction site functioning as two separate construction zones split by Hume Street. The station excavation covers the majority of the site, with a temporary street-level working platform.

Work underway involves:

  • supporting road header usage
  • removing excavated material.

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