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Station Link


Station Link bus services were introduced to keep customers moving so that the Epping to Chatswood train line could be upgraded to metro standards.

When the new Sydney Metro opens on Sunday 26 May, Station Link services will end.

Macquarie University, Macquarie Park and North Ryde Metro stations will reopen on Sunday 26 May.

Plan your trip

Station Link route map

If you live south of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, your best option on weekdays to and from Macquarie University and Macquarie Park during peak periods may be to catch Station Link to and from St Leonards station.

With direct services running via the Lane Cove Tunnel from St Leonards in the morning and returning in the afternoon, you get a quicker trip.

  Route Frequency


SL4 St Leonards to Macquarie University
via Macquarie Park

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See route information for SL4

To St Leonards
6am to 10am
: at least every 20 minutes
3pm to 7pm: at least every 4 minutes

To Macquarie University
6am to 10am
: at least every 4 minutes
3pm to 7pm: at least every 15 minutes

All times are approximate

Train services that previously ran between Hornsby and the City via Macquarie Park and North Shore Line, stopping at all stations, are replaced by limited stops services towards the City via Strathfield on the T9 Northern Line in addition to the Station Link replacement buses.

These services start or end at Central during peak times. If you travel from Normanhurst, Thornleigh, Pennant Hills, Beecroft and Cheltenham stations to Town Hall, Wynyard or North Shore stations then you will need to change trains at Central during peak times to reach your destination.

At all other times of the day, trains via Strathfield and Central will continue on to Wynyard, Town Hall and North Shore stations and you will not need to change to reach these stations.

Additional services are available on the T1 North Shore Line between the City and stations north of Chatswood during peak times with around 40 trains per hour from Central to the City Circle and/or North Shore.

Service adjustments will be made to T1 North Shore and Northern Line services to allow for these changes.

All Station Link bus services are air-conditioned and fully accessible with low floors, on board information displays and audio announcements (with hearing loops).

You will not be able to take your bicycle onboard Station Link buses as they are difficult to stow without inconveniencing or potentially endangering other passengers.

If possible you might like to consider whether walking or cycling to work sometimes would be a more efficient way of travelling that could save you time, money, improve your health and benefit the environment.

Find out more about cycling

The Macquarie Park precinct and surrounding road network currently experiences traffic congestion, particularly during peak periods. We are working closely with the community, businesses and local government to address congestion with targeted travel demand strategies aimed at reducing vehicle numbers during peak times.

Upgraded roads and intersections now include bus priority measures to provide more efficient and reliable travel times through the Macquarie Park precinct for bus services.

No additional parking will be provided in the affected areas during the upgrade. Existing parking will be managed and reallocated as required to improve capacity during the upgrade.

The Transport Management Centre will continue to proactively manage the network to optimise the flow of traffic during this temporary disruption.

For the latest traffic information check Live Traffic NSW or download a real-time traffic app

Sydney Metro is Australia’s biggest public transport project – 31 metro stations and 66km of new metro rail.

The Metro North West Line opens 26 May 2019 in Sydney's North West.

From 2024, metro rail will be extended from the North West, under Sydney Harbour, through new underground CBD stations and beyond to Bankstown.

Metro means a new generation of fast, safe and reliable trains easily connecting you with turn-up-and-go services – and with an ultimate future capacity of a train every two minutes under the Sydney CBD.

Station Link routes and bus stop locations