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Sydenham Station

About Sydenham Station

Customers at Sydenham Station will have a new air-conditioned metro train every four minutes in the peak – that’s 15 trains an hour. Sydenham Station is currently serviced by eight trains an hour in the morning peak.

The station will be fully upgraded with lifts and level access between the platforms and trains Sydenham Station platforms 1 and 2 will be upgraded to Sydney Metro standards, including the installation of platform screen doors.

Existing platforms 3, 4, 5 and 6 will continue to be used by trains operating on the Sydney Trains network.

Main station features

The station includes:

  • new pedestrian plazas on Burrows Road and Railway Parade
  • platforms 1 and 2 converted to Sydney Metro standards including platform screen doors and new canopies
  • a new aerial concourse over the existing platforms with lifts and stairs to each platform
  • new station buildings at the new Railway Parade concourse
  • a new services and equipment building, located within the rail corridor, north-east of the new concourse on Railway Parade
  • fully accessible bus stops on Railway Parade and Burrows Avenue
  • new pedestrian crossings on Georges Street, Burrows Avenue and Railway and Lower Railway Parades
  • new signage and wayfinding
  • new taxi and kiss-and-ride bays on Burrows Avenue
  • bike parking on Railway Parade and Burrows Avenue
  • new crossover facilities for metro trains, north and south of the station.


The station is bounded by Gleeson Avenue, Burrows Road and Railway Parade, Sydenham.

Access and entry

This will be via:

  • new entrances at Burrows Road and Railway Parade
  • existing entrance at Gleeson Avenue.

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.

Systems Connect is a Joint Venture (JV) between CPB Contractors and UGL Engineering. The JV has been contracted to convert the excavated tunnel into a working railway for Sydney Metro City & Southwest. Line-wide work includes the permanent systems, services and building works required for metro trains to travel through the Sydney Metro City & Southwest tunnels.

For more information see City & Southwest planning and compliance documentation or Sydney Metro City & Southwest Line-wide Works to 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 or call our 24-hour community information line on 1800 171 386.

Travel times

Sydenham to: Now (minutes) Sydney Metro  (minutes) Savings (minutes)
Central Up to 10 7 Up to 3
Pitt Street (new CBD station) Up to 21* 9 Up to 12
Barangaroo (new CBD station) Up to 40* 13 Up to 27
Victoria Cross (North Sydney) Up to 26* 16 Up to 10
Chatswood Up to 39* 22 Up to 17
Macquarie University Up to 53* 33 Up to 20

* Includes time to interchange and/or walk

Waterloo Station

Sydenham to Bankstown substations

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