Epping to Chatswood

The upgrade of the railway between Epping and Chatswood is an important part of the $8.3 billion Sydney Metro Northwest. It's the first step in introducing next generation metro trains to Sydney. 

Station Link

High frequency Station Link services will keep customers moving while the rail line between Epping and Chatswood is upgraded for around seven months, ahead of Sydney Metro opening in the second quarter of 2019.

Station Link is a $49 million investment in more than 120 new, fully accessible, air-conditioned buses providing thousands of extra services from 30 September 2018.

For more information about Station Link bus services visit mysydney.nsw.gov.au

About the upgrade

Sydney Metro Northwest is an integrated transport solution from Rouse Hill through to Chatswood. Sydney Metro Northwest will connect directly with the existing railway between Epping and Chatswood to allow the new trains to operate a distance of 36 kilometres between Rouse Hill and Chatswood. 

To convert the existing suburban line to next-generation metro standards, major upgrades will be needed, including overhauling the stations, 26 kilometres of new cabling, power and signalling systems and customer improvements such as platform screen doors. The five existing stations along the line, at Epping, Macquarie University, Macquarie Park, North Ryde and Chatswood, will have screen doors along the full length of the metro platforms to keep people and objects away from the tracks, improving customer safety and allowing trains to get in and out of stations much faster.

Construction updates

06.08.2018
06.08.2018
Construction Notification - ECRL site establishment - Eastwood
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06.08.2018
06.08.2018
Construction notification - ECRL - Eastwood site establishment and out-of-hours oversized delivery
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23.07.2018
23.07.2018
Epping and Chatswood Rail Line Conversion works North Ryde, Macquarie Park and Macquarie University stations – Ongoing minor construction activities
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16.02.2018
16.02.2018
Construction notification - ECRL - Conversion works
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12.02.2018
12.02.2018
Construction notification - ECRL - Out-of-hours conversion works
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