Location of Barangaroo Metro station confirmed

16 Nov 2015

The NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance today revealed the locations of Sydney’s new Metro railway stations, including at Central Barangaroo with an entrance next to the headland park.

The Barangaroo station will combine a world-class Metro rail system with the city’s new global business hub at Barangaroo South. The Premier said the station would support an $8 million economic catchment within a 10-minute walk of the station, and ease congestion at Wynyard and Martin Place stations.

The station will be located underground along Hickson road, with the northern entrance at Central Barangaroo near Nawi Cove and the Cutaway cultural space. The southern entrance at Central Barangaroo has not yet been determined.

The Premier said the first tunnel boring machine would be in the ground before the end of 2018 on Stage 2 of Sydney Metro and announced investigations would begin into potentially extending metro rail from Bankstown to Liverpool.

The formal planning process for Sydney Metro City & Southwest project has begun, including:

  • A State Significant Infrastructure Application to be lodged later this week confirming the Metro route;
  • New Metro stations confirmed for Crows Nest, Victoria Cross (North Sydney), Barangaroo, Martin Place, Pitt St (near Park Street) and underground at Central;
  • A potential extension of Metro rail to Liverpool.

Construction of Stage 1 of Sydney Metro – the $8.3 billion Sydney Metro Northwest – is more than half-complete and due to start passenger services in 2019 with Sydney Metro City & Southwest expected to open in 2024.

Stage 2 of Sydney Metro will involve twin tunnels stretching the entire 15 kilometres from Chatswood to Sydenham and proposed new stations at:

  • Crows Nest located on the western fringe of Crows Nest village with access to the station via the corner of Clarke Street and Hume Street, and the corner of Pacific Highway and Oxley Street;
  • Victoria Cross located in the northern section of North Sydney’s CBD. Access to the station would be via the eastern side of Miller Street between Berry Street and Mount Street;
  • Barangaroo station will combine Sydney’s world-class Metro rail system with the city’s new global business hub. It will be located at Barangaroo Central;
  • Martin Place will be integrated with the existing suburban station underground between Castlereagh and Elizabeth streets. It will include a world-class subterranean rail interchange; and
  • Pitt Street Metro station will be located below Pitt and Castlereagh streets and north of Park St, servicing the southern CBD and the George St and Pitt St retail precincts.
  • An underground station at Central linking to existing intercity and suburban rail services.

The NSW Government is conducting ongoing investigations into a proposed Metro station at either Waterloo or Sydney University.

To find out more, watch this short animation from Transport for NSW.