Martin Place railway station

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Martin Place
Martin Place railway station entrance.jpg
Station statistics
Address Macquarie Street, Sydney
New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 33°52′04″S 151°12′37″E / 33.86785°S 151.21014°E / -33.86785; 151.21014Coordinates: 33°52′04″S 151°12′37″E / 33.86785°S 151.21014°E / -33.86785; 151.21014
Line(s) Eastern Suburbs railway line
Connections Bus
Distance 2.10 km (1.30 mi) from Central
Structure type Underground
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 3 (1 track is a turnback siding)
Other information
Opened 1979
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code MPC
Owned by RailCorp
Operator Sydney Trains
Website Martin Place
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Waterfall or Cronulla
T4: Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line
Station at early stages of construction

Martin Place railway station is a station on the Sydney Trains Eastern Suburbs railway line, located under Martin Place in the CBD of the city of Sydney, Australia. Annual ridership to/from Martin Place railway station is 5.5 million journeys.[1] This station is somewhat close to St James railway station on the City Circle.


The station opened in 1979 with the opening of the Eastern Suburbs railway line. In 2010, work commenced on an Easy Access upgrade to the station, consisting of two lifts and an accessible toilet.[2] The upgrade was completed in time for the influx of commuters for the 2011 ANZAC day commemorations on 25 April.[1] In the December 2014 raids on the Martin Place Lindt Chocolate Cafe, No trains stopped at the station as a security precaution. [3]

Station configuration[edit]

It consists of an underground island platform and a turnback siding with an underground concourse between the platform and street level. Escalators connect the concourse with the platforms.

A service tunnel extends from Martin Place railway station under Sydney Hospital into The Domain. The tunnel carries air conditioning services from an underground room, which is located beneath two ventilation towers in The Domain, by the side of the road behind Sydney Hospital.

Platforms and services[edit]

The station is served by six to eight trains per hour each way, with additional trains during weekday peak hours. Many South Coast line trains terminate at Martin Place- mainly during peak hour when there is already a suburban or intercity train in the turnback at Bondi Junction.

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
all stations and limited stops services to Hurstville, Mortdale, Sutherland, Cronulla, and Waterfall via Central intercity services to Thirroul and Port Kembla operate during peak hours
all stations services to Bondi Junction intercity services to Bondi Junction from Thirroul and Port Kembla operate during peak hours

Bus services[edit]

Elizabeth Street

Castlereagh Street


Track arrangement at Martin Place

Signalling controlled either locally from an NX panel on the platform or remotely from Sydney Signal Box


  1. ^ a b "Media Release: Station upgrades completed in time for ANZAC day". NSW Department of Transport, 20 April 2011.
  2. ^ Transit Newsfile: Sydney Trains. Transit Australia, Vol 65, no 11, November 2010. Transit Australia Publishing.
  3. ^ " Sydney Siege: As it happened

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