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09 Sep 2019

Transport for NSW is welcoming community feedback on proposed temporary changes to parking, loading zones and taxi stands during the two-week closure of part of the T3 Bankstown Line later this year.

From the night of Tuesday 24 December until Sunday 5 January 2020, stations between Campsie and Sydenham will be temporarily closed to continue upgrading the line to Sydney Metro standards.

To keep customers moving, up to 90 buses will operate in the busiest part of the day over the holiday period between Punchbowl and Central stations, which will require some changes to parking arrangements for bus stops and layovers.

Transport for NSW Coordinator General Marg Prendergast said that community feedback will be used to finalise kerbside parking and stopping changes for the temporary rail replacement bus plan that will keep customers moving over the Christmas break.

“The changes we want to make to parking, loading zones and taxi stands would help refine rail replacement bus operations around stations on the T3 Line over the holiday break,” Ms Prendergast said.

“More details about the rail replacement bus plan will be available ahead of the upgrade so that customers can plan ahead.”

Train services will continue to run on part of the T3 Line during the upgrade. Most customers on the T3 Line will still have access to trains to the City running from Campsie via Lidcombe.

“We’re carrying out this work during the quieter holiday period to minimise disruption to customers. We know that patronage is reduced by around 35 per cent during the holiday period,” Ms Prendergast said.

Sydney Metro City & Southwest to Bankstown will open in 2024. The T3 Bankstown Line is being upgraded and converted to metro standards between Sydenham and Bankstown with all stations to be fully accessible with lifts and level access between platforms and trains.

Early works to upgrade the T3 Bankstown Line have started, including surveys and investigations, signalling work and installation of services.

Notifications about the proposed temporary kerbside changes have today been sent out to impacted residents, businesses and stakeholders for feedback by midnight 23 September.

Thank you for your feedback. Consultation on the proposed temporary kerbside changes closed on the 24 September 2019. All feedback received will be reviewed and considered by the project team. A submission to Council will be made for the temporary parking changes. Use the interactive map below for information about the proposed temporary parking changes around your station:

For more information on the Sydenham to Bankstown upgrade, visit .