Darcy Street Now Closed

Access to Parramatta Station from Darcy Street is now fully restricted as works progress to deliver seamless, single-level access between Parramatta Station and Parramatta Square. 

To ensure pedestrian access and safety at peak times, some routes in and out of Parramatta Station have also changed. 

The safety of pedestrians moving around the Parramatta CBD is our first priority and City of Parramatta Council, Transport for NSW, Sydney Trains and Walker Corporation are working together to ensure these changes are as seamless as possible.

What Has changed?

  • Parramatta Station’s Darcy Street exit has closed
  • At AM peak times, signage will direct commuters leaving the West Concourse to exit the station via the Westfield escalators and lifts
  • You can continue to enter Parramatta Station at the Argyle Street entrance next to the A bus stands, but may find it more convenient to alter your route
  • If you are heading from the station to bus stands A1 to A4 please use the East Concourse
  • Please add approximately four minutes to your journey if you are heading towards Centenary Square. Use the Westfield escalators at the corner of Church and Argyle Streets (near Sushi Bay) for this trip
  • Peak times are 7am – 9.30am, and 4pm – 6pm weekdays. This is monitored, so follow directions from signage inside the station to best determine your route
  • Outside of peak times, access via Argyle Street next to the A bus stands remains two-way. 

You can view a map of the changes. Look out for guides and signage to help find your way.

What is staying the same?

  • Train station access via the East Concourse near Hassall and Station Streets, and via Westfield Parramatta, remains the same
  • Platform one exit remains open

LIFT ACCESS

Due to the street closure, the Darcy Street lift is no longer operational. 

Lifts to street level are available at:

  • Station Street entry (East Concourse)
  • Fitzwilliam Street
  • Argyle Street next to the A bus stands. At peak times there may be pedestrian congestion when exiting here and you may prefer to alter your route
  • Via Westfield at the corner of Church and Argyle Streets (near Sushi Bay). We recommend this route when heading to or from Centenary Square.

Pedestrian Routes For Train Users

New routes around the city are now in place. Alternative access to Parramatta Station is a short walk past Darcy Street and under the rail overpass.

Argyle Street

Use the Argyle Street station entry by the A bus stands at any time of the day if you are travelling from:

  • Westfield
  • City of Parramatta Customer Contact Centre
  • Parramatta Library
  • Service NSW

Westfield Station Exits

Use the Westfield station exits as directed at peak times. Take the Fitzwilliam Street lift and escalators (alighting next to the B bus stands on Argyle Street) to access:

  • City of Parramatta Council Customer Contact Centre
  • Parramatta Library
  • Service NSW

Turn right into Westfield and take the next lift or escalators (alighting near to Sushi Bay), and then cross Argyle Street to continue to: 

  • Centenary Square
  • Justice Precinct
  • Eat Street
  • Riverside Theatres
  • Parramatta Park

If you are travelling to or from Centenary Square via Westfield please add approximately four minutes to your journey.

Use Westfield station access (Fitzwilliam Street or the corner of Church and Argyle Streets) if you are travelling to or from:

  • City of Parramatta Council Customer Contact Centre
  • Parramatta Library
  • Service NSW

East Concourse

Use East Concourse station access onto Argyle Street if you are heading to:

  • The A bus stands

Use East Concourse station access via Smith and Station Streets if you are travelling to or from:

  • Western Sydney University
  • Arthur Phillip High School
  • Hassall Street
  • Ferry Terminal
  • Harris Park
  • Macquarie Street east of Centenary Square. From the station, this is about a five-minute walk along Station and Smith Streets and left onto Macquarie Street.

Platform one also has a direct exit to Station Street. There is a ramp at this exit but, as it is temporary, it may not be suitable for all users.

PLAN YOUR TRAIN JOURNEY

Passengers travelling to Parramatta from either the City or the South West who would prefer to use the Smith Street access, please sit toward the back of the train.

If you are travelling from the East or South to Parramatta and want to use the Station Street access, please sit toward the back of the train.

If you are travelling to Parramatta from Emu Plains or Schofields in the west and want to use the Station Street access, please sit toward the front of the train.

Visit the Transport NSW website or call 131 500 for the most up-to-date transport information.

BUSES, TAXIS AND COMMUTER RANKS

The current arrangements for buses, taxis and commuter ranks around the train station will remain the same:

Route 900

The free Parramatta loop shuttle bus now picks up and drops off at 91 Macquarie Street, outside Cake Mania just near Centenary Square. From the station, this stop is about a five-minute walk via the East Concourse access, along Station and Smith Streets and left onto Macquarie Street.

Private shuttle buses 

These 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. Access this bus stop via the eastern concourse exit. It’s a two-minute walk along Station and Smith Streets to the station.

Western Sydney University’s shuttle bus stop

The bus stop is located right outside the campus at 169 Macquarie Street. From the station, this stop is a 3-4 minute walk via the East Concourse, along Station and Smith Streets and left onto Macquarie Street.

Kiss and Drop

These drop-off / pick-up zones for commuters are close by at Fitzwilliam Street, outside the railway station entrance, on Valentine Avenue near Wentworth Street, and on Macquarie Street near Centenary Square.

Taxis

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

STAY INFORMED

  • Look out for signage around Parramatta Square to help you find your way.
  • City of Parramatta Council, Transport for NSW, Sydney Trains and Walker Corporation are working together to keep the community informed and up to date on changes to the area.
  • Phone 1300 617 058 for more detail.

You can view a map of the new route or phone 1300 617 058 for more details.

STAY SAFE

City of Parramatta encourages pedestrians in and around the CBD to remain attentive to the highly active and changing pedestrian environment around Parramatta Square.

City of Parramatta, Transport for NSW, Sydney Trains and Walker Corporation thank you for your cooperation during this time of change.