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23 Dec 2020
Plan ahead for Sydney Harbour Bridge maintenance work

From 6am Friday 1 January until 2am Monday 11 January 2021, Sydney Trains will undertake maintenance work on the rail corridor of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Buses will replace trains between North Sydney and Wynyard during this 10-day period.

Heavy traffic is expected on roads around North Sydney, Milsons Point and the CBD – motorists should allow plenty of extra travel time, travel outside peak periods and plan their journey.

Changes to parking, including special event clearway parking restrictions are required to accommodate the increased volume of buses that will operate across the Sydney Harbour Bridge between North Sydney and the Sydney CBD during this time.

Clearways will also be in effect from Thursday 31 December to support New Year’s Eve operations. You can find this information as well as New Year’s Eve road closures and clearways at Live Traffic NSW.

Please refer to the attached maps for more information about the clearways.

Parking restrictions in the Sydney CBD:

From midday Thursday 31 December until 2am Monday 11 January: 

  • Macquarie St from Bridge St to Sydney Opera House roundabout (western side) * excluding indent parking bays 
  • Macquarie St from Sydney Opera House roundabout to Bridge St (eastern side) * Note the existing taxi rank will be relocated to the opposite side of the road. Coaches will be relocated to Bridge St.

From 3pm Thursday 31 December until 2am Monday 11 January: 

  • Bathurst St from Day St to Elizabeth St (northern side) * Note the existing taxi rank will be relocated to the opposite side of the road. 
  • Bathurst St from Sussex St to Elizabeth St (southern side) 
  • Clarence St from Market St to Sydney Harbour Bridge on-ramp (western side)  
  • York St from Margaret St to Barrack St (western side) 
  • York St from King St to Market St (eastern side) 

Parking restrictions in Milsons Point: 

From midday Thursday 31 December until 2am Monday 11 January: 

  • Alfred St South from Burton St to Fitzroy St (eastern side)

Parking restrictions in North Sydney:

From 3pm Thursday 31 December until 2am Monday 11 January: 

  • Arthur St from Pacific Hwy to Mount St (western side)
  • Berry St from Pacific Hwy to Miller St (northern side)
  • Miller St from Falcon St to Pacific Hwy (eastern side) * Note the taxi rank on Miller St near Pacific Hwy will be closed from Friday 1 – Sunday 10 January. 
  • Miller St from Pacific Hwy to Berry St (western side)
  • Pacific Hwy from Blue St to Miller St (western side)
  • Lavender St at Blues Point Rd (northern side)

From 2am Friday 1 January until 2am Monday 11 January:

  • Pacific Hwy from Berry St to Arthur St (eastern side)

From 7am until midday daily from Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 January:

  • Walker St from Pacific Hwy to Hill St (western side) * Please note this is subject to change.

Special event clearways are strict no-parking zones and apply even to residents with local council parking permits or RMS Mobility Scheme Permit holders.

Vehicles left in a sign-posted clearway will be towed and a fee will apply. Please check signs carefully before parking. If your vehicle is towed, call 132 701 to find its new location.

Public transport impacts

If you have to catch public transport, please plan ahead, allow extra travel time and consider all the available transport options including walking or cycling for shorter trips where possible. Visit to plan your trip.

Importantly, customers heading to the airport are reminded to plan ahead and allow plenty of extra travel time. 

You should not travel unless it is absolutely necessary, so we can provide a reliable train replacement service to those that need it. If you have to travel, plan ahead and allow extra travel time, and check transport capacity before boarding a service.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused during this time and appreciate your support while this essential track maintenance work takes place.