The final conversion of the T3 Bankstown Line will soon take place to make way for Metro services. Metro will provide faster, more frequent, and more reliable services for people to commute to and from work by seamlessly connecting southwest Sydney with the northwest, through key employment hubs in the city, Chatswood and Macquarie Park.

Southwest link buses will run during the conversion period that will commence between July and October 2024 and take up to 12 months. This dedicated, high frequency bus service between Sydenham and Bankstown train stations will ensure passengers can continue to travel during this time.

In addition to dedicated Southwest Link buses, other transport options will be available so commuters can continue to access key places of employment such as the city, North Sydney and beyond while this conversion is taking place.

These additional options will include:

  • A new train service between Bankstown and Lidcombe, where you can connect with the T1, T2 and T3 Lines to the city
  • Turn-up-and-go metro services from Sydenham, providing connections to the city, Chatswood and Macquarie Park
  • Local buses with connections to other train lines
  • Light rail
  • Riding and walking routes

Specific information about these transport options will be provided on this page in the lead up to the start of the final conversion period. Our Travel Choices program will also work directly with interested organisations and their employees to provide tailored commuting advice to help individuals make smarter travel choices.

For now, here is some information about the Southwest Link, and the T6 train service to maintain CBD connectivity.

Southwest Link and the T6 train service (see map below) 

Southwest Link is a high-frequency bus service between Sydenham and Bankstown train stations that will ensure you can continue your commute during the final conversion period of the T3 Bankstown Line to Sydney Metro standards.

Southwest Link will include: 

  • Three dedicated bus routes taking in the 11 stations between Sydenham and Bankstown
  • Frequent services every day from early in the morning until late at night
  • A bus at least every four minutes in peak periods across some routes
  • A mix of all stops and limited stop services

For commuters west of Bankstown, access to the CBD will be maintained via Lidcombe. The new T6 line will operate between Bankstown and Lidcombe and services currently operating between Liverpool and the City Circle via Bankstown will instead run via Lidcombe.

For more information on SouthWest Link visit the project page here. You can also click here to register for regular project updates in addition to specific Travel Choices employer commuting advice.

SW Link map


Your journey time will increase on Southwest Link during the final conversion period. Plan ahead and allow extra travel time to complete your journey.


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