Service Changes from 28 April 2019

From Sunday 28 April 2019 there will be some changes to train and bus services to allow for the integration of Sydney Metro into the wider transport network as well as to match service levels to customer demand.

Key adjustments being made include additional services along the T1 North Shore Line, and renaming the T1 Northern Line to the T9 Northern Line. Some bus routes in the Upper North Shore area will be adjusted to better connect with train services, additional services will be added in other areas and some bus routes across Sydney will be renumbered.

Services are changing ahead of the integration of Sydney Metro into the network in May – Transport NSW Blog Collection.
T1 North Shore Line
  • Additional capacity on the T1 North Shore Line with a train every three minutes in the busiest period of the morning peak from Gordon via Chatswood to the City. Services during all other time periods will be aligned to Sydney Metro frequencies
  • Wollstonecraft, Waverton and Artarmon will gain eight extra services between 3pm and 6pm, while Chatswood and St Leonards have four more trains to catch during the same period
  • Hornsby, Warrawee, Turramurra, Pymble and Gordon gain more morning peak hour services to the City
  • Double the number of services from the CBD for Pymble, Warrawee and Wahroonga during the afternoon peak, with a train on average every seven to eight minutes
  • Service frequencies also double during the afternoon peak at Mount Colah and Mount Kuring-gai, with a train on average every 15 minutes
  • Berowra Station gains an extra two trains during the afternoon peak hour, meaning a train on average every eight to nine minutes from Sydney CBD
  • At least double the service frequencies from the CBD between 10pm and midnight for all stations between Gordon and Roseville
  • Central Coast and Newcastle Line services travelling via the North Shore from the Sydney CBD no longer stop at Asquith in the afternoon peak hour. If you need to travel from Asquith to Central Coast destinations such as Cowan, Hawkesbury River, Wondabyne, Woy Woy, Gosford, Narara, Niagara Park, Lisarow, Ourimbah, Tuggerah and Wyong during this time you will need to change at Hornsby or Berowra
  • Journey times for the majority of rail trips on the T1 North Shore Line from April remain the same or similar to today
T1 Western Line
  • 30 additional services to accommodate changes on the T1 North Shore Line
  • These include three extra express services from the CBD towards Western Sydney each weekday morning, including two operating in the morning peak hour
  • This means 16 T1 Western Line trains running from Central to Parramatta during the morning peak hour, or a train on average every three to four minutes
  • The two additional morning peak hour services will stop at Redfern, Strathfield, Parramatta, Blacktown, Marayong, Quakers Hill and Schofields. The third additional service will end at Blacktown
  • Three additional express services starting from Blacktown will also operate each weekday afternoon, stopping at Parramatta, Strathfield, Redfern and Central
T9 Northern Line
  • The T1 Northern Line is being renamed the T9 Northern Line to make it more easily identified from other T1 services by the different number and different colour
  • The T9 Northern Line takes a path from Hornsby to Gordon via Epping, Strathfield and the City
  • There are some minor adjustments to accommodate the changes on the T1 North Shore Line, including the addition of one early morning service each day starting at Central stopping at Redfern, Burwood, Strathfield, Rhodes, West Ryde, Eastwood and Epping
  • There are  two more late night services on Fridays from the City
  • If you use the Metro North West Line and change at Epping for existing rail services you will be able to make quick connections. For example, in peak periods, trains will run every five to six minutes on average allowing you to just turn up and go
Central Coast and Newcastle Line
  • The 16:05 Sydney to Gosford service is extended to stop at Wyong and all stations in between, while the 16:20 Sydney to Newcastle service makes additional stops at Warnervale and Wyee
  • Wondabyne is added as a stop on the 19:45 Newcastle to Central service
  • Central Coast and Newcastle Line services travelling from the Sydney CBD no longer stop at Asquith in the afternoon peak hour
  • Some journeys may be slightly longer but these changes are essential to building a more reliable network for the future
T2 Inner West Line

T5 Cumberland Line

Blue Mountains Line

Hunter Line

North Coast Line

  • Minor adjustments to departure and arrival times for some Blue Mountains Line services to accommodate the changes on other lines.



  • Some trip times will change to support adjustments to Central Coast and Newcastle line services
  • 45 additional weekly services
  • Additional weekday shoulder peak and evening services will be introduced
  • On weekdays, the first trip now departs St Ives Chase at 5.45am, and the last trip will depart the city at 9.15pm, providing additional travel options on weekdays


  • 26 additional weekly trips
  • Additional weekday shoulder peak services will be introduced
  • Additional Sunday trips will be introduced, providing a consistent weekend daytime timetable
  • Route 370 will be changed in the Alexandria area to support final road network changes at Euston Road, Sydney Park Road and Huntley Street
  • The route no longer uses McEvoy Street and Euston Rd (between Fountain Street and Sydney Park Road), and will instead travel via Fountain Street and Mitchell Road, in both directions.
  • If you access route 370 services from stops on McEvoy Street (between Fountain St and Harley Street), Euston Road or Sydney Park Road (east of Mitchell Rd) then you can access services at existing stops on Fountain Street or Mitchell Road
  • There will be no change to service frequency or the number of trips operated



  • Some trip times will change to support adjustments to T1 North Shore Line services
  • 16 additional weekly services
  • Route 686 Sunday service frequency increases to every 10 minutes across the day, reflecting demand
  • 65 additional weekly services
  • Route 841 weekday morning and afternoon peak service frequency increases to every 15 minutes between Gledswood Hills and Leppington, improving access to Sydney Trains services at Leppington Station



  • Route M40 is renumbered to route 340, Route M41 is renumbered route 410 and Route M54 is renumbered route 550
  • There will be no change to the timetable, number of trips or route operated
  • First stage of Metrobus branding phase out
North West
  • Services will change to use new bus stops located at Sydney Metro North West Stations
  • There will be no changes to the overall bus network
  • All M2 City services will be retained
  • Additional service adjustments are planned for the second half of 2019. These will be based on changes to travel patterns observed in Opal data after the opening of Sydney Metro North West

Transport for NSW is yet to report the planned opening date for Sydney Metro Northwest, however it is rumoured to be May 5. This is contingent on the approval of the National Rail Safety Regulator approval for operation.

More changes for North West  bus services are expected to occur in July and later this year as part of staged changes to the transport network to avoid any disruption and provide a seamless transition to a new network.

2 Replies to “Service Changes from 28 April 2019”

  1. I hadn’t heard they were rebranding the Metrolink buses. Is this to avoid confusion with the forthcoming (rail based) Metro service?


    1. Yes, some of the Metrobus routes were rebranded as part of the changes for the new Metro. It is believed, but not officially confirmed that this had something to do with avoiding confusion


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