Metro North West Line

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Metro North West Line
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Sydney Metro train chatswood.png
Service typeRapid transit
LocaleSydney, Australia
Current operator(s)Metro Trains Sydney
Distance travelled36 km (22 mi)
Average journey time37 minutes[1]
Service frequency5 minutes (peak)
10 minutes (off-peak)[1]
Line(s) usedSydney Metro Northwest
(including Epping to Chatswood rail link)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Track owner(s)Transport for NSW

The Metro North West Line is the first and currently the only service in the Sydney Metro network. The service commenced operation on 26 May 2019, running between Tallawong and Chatswood along the Sydney Metro Northwest rail link, which included the Epping to Chatswood rail link.


The metro services are operated by Metro Trains Sydney, a joint venture between MTR Corporation, John Holland and UGL Rail, and are operated by driverless, single deck trains, stopping at 13 stations along the Sydney Metro Northwest. In the first six weeks of operations, the service will have a track frequency of every 5 minutes in peak hours and every 10 minutes in off peak hours. Afterwards, the peak hour frequency will be increased to every 4 minutes.[2]

North West Night Bus[edit]

In the first six months of operations, the metro service is supplemented by a late night bus service known as North West Night Bus, stopping at 13 bus stops within close proximity to these stations. The bus service operates Sunday to Wednesday nights after about 9.30 pm in both directions, charging metro fares and frequency of every 10 minutes.[2][3] This is because during this period, the last metro services on these nights are 10.05 pm from Chatswood and 9.25 pm from Tallawong.[4] The bus service is temporary and will be withdrawn after six months in late 2019, when the metro reaches full operations.[2] The bus service is jointly operated by Transdev NSW and Hillsbus, both of whom previously jointly operated the Station Link services between September 2018 and May 2019.[5][6]


The service serves 13 stations, including 5 that were previously served by Sydney Trains' Northern Line services.

Name Railway line(s) Opened Serving Suburbs Other lines
Tallawong - Chatswood
Tallawong Northwest 2019 Rouse Hill
Rouse Hill Northwest 2019 Rouse Hill
Kellyville Northwest 2019 Kellyville
Bella Vista Northwest 2019 Bella Vista
Norwest Northwest 2019 Norwest
Hills Showground Northwest 2019 Castle Hill
Castle Hill Northwest 2019 Castle Hill
Cherrybrook Northwest 2019 Cherrybrook
Epping Epping to Chatswood 1900 Epping
Macquarie University Epping to Chatswood 2009 Macquarie Park
Macquarie Park Epping to Chatswood 2009 Macquarie Park
North Ryde Epping to Chatswood 2009 North Ryde
Chatswood Epping to Chatswood 1890 Chatswood



  1. ^ a b "M: Metro North West line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  2. ^ a b c "North West opening date announced". Sydney Metro. 5 May 2019. Archived from the original on 5 May 2019. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  3. ^ "North West Night Bus". Transport Info NSW. Archived from the original on 5 May 2019. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Metro North West Line timetable - May 2019" (PDF). Transport Info NSW. Archived (PDF) from the original on 6 May 2019. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  5. ^ "NW1 Timetable - May 2019" (PDF). Transport Info NSW. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 May 2019. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  6. ^ "NW2 Timetable - May 2019" (PDF). Transport Info NSW. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 May 2019. Retrieved 10 May 2019.

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