The Minister for Transport, The Hon Andrew Constance MP, has announced that Macquarie University train station will be closed from 30 September 2018 for around seven months to enable conversion to the new Sydney Metro Northwest.
Sydney Metro Northwest will enable train travel for the population of Sydney’s northwest corridor from Rouse Hill to Chatswood and, most importantly, will stop at Macquarie University station. This will mean a better-connected train service to the University, with trains every four minutes during peak times.
During this time, the University will be supported by the new Station Link public transport network. Station Link will provide high frequency, turn-up-and-go services to stations between Epping and Chatswood across seven new routes. The services will be run using more than 120 new, fully accessible, air conditioned buses.
During the busiest parts of the day there will be a service at least every six minutes, with 110 services per hour. Station Link will include a dedicated high frequency service to Macquarie University campus from Epping Station. In addition, Transport for NSW will increase the capacity on existing bus routes supporting the University.
A Station Upgrade Project Team has been established to support students, staff and visitors during the shutdown. A series of initiatives is being developed by the team to help minimise this disruption.
Should you have concerns about the temporary closure of the Epping to Chatswood train line and Macquarie University station at this time, please email the project team at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can visit the Transport for NSW project website.
Arrangements can be made through your manager for the Station Upgrade Project Team to brief you and your colleagues.