21 Mar 2017

Darcy Street to close

As the city-changing Parramatta Square takes shape, there will be inevitable changes to our CBD.

Construction work by developer Walker Corporation means pedestrian access to Darcy Street will close in the coming months.  Darcy Street must be closed so Walker Corporation can excavate the site beneath the road and get to work building two new commercial towers. Darcy Street will re-open to coincide with the completion of the commercial tower at 4 Parramatta Square in 2019.

City of Parramatta Council, Walker Corporation, Sydney Trains and government agencies are working closely together to keep the community informed and up to date on changes to the area. 


If you normally use Darcy Street to access Parramatta train station, your route around the CBD will change.

  • If you’re heading towards Centenary Square, take the Argyle Street exit from the station. Centenary Square is a 3-4 minute walk via Argyle Street and Church Street.
  • If you’re heading towards Western Sydney University or Sydney Water, use the Eastern Concourse at the Station Street end of the station.


  • Passengers travelling to Parramatta from either the city or the South West who would prefer to use the Eastern Concourse access, please sit in the last two carriages of your train
  • If you are travelling to Parramatta from Emu Plains or Schofields in the west and want to use the Eastern Concourse, please travel in the first two carriages of the train
  • If you are travelling from the east or south to Parramatta and want to use the Eastern Concourse, please travel in the rear half of the train

Visit transportnsw.info or call 131 500 for the most up to date transport information.


  • For passengers who require lift access to and from the station during this period, lifts to street level are available in the Eastern Concourse located towards the Station Street end of the station
  • The existing lift to Fitzwilliam Street will remain operational


These services were relocated when Darcy Street closed to traffic in February.

  • Route 900 – the free Parramatta loop shuttle bus – now picks up and drops off at 91 Macquarie Street, just before Centenary Square
  • Rail replacement buses and private shuttle buses, such as those operated by Wet’n’Wild, use a new bus area on Smith Street near the forecourt area between Sydney Water and Western Sydney University’s new vertical campus
  • Western Sydney University’s shuttle bus stop is located at 169 Macquarie Street outside the campus

Alternative drop-off/pick- up zone for commuters are close by at Fitzwilliam Street, outside the railway station entrance and on Valentine Avenue near Wentworth Street.

To grab a taxi, use the existing ranks on Fitzwilliam Street and Valentine Avenue.

More information

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