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Parramatta railway station platforms from Westmead end.jpg
Eastbound view from Platform 2 in November 2011
Location Argyle Street, Parramatta
Coordinates 33°49′04″S 151°00′20″E / 33.81770833°S 151.0055694°E / -33.81770833; 151.0055694
Owned by Transport Asset Holding Entity
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Main Western
Distance 23.21 kilometres from Central
Platforms 4 (2 side, 1 island)
Tracks 4
Connections Bus
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code PAR
Website Transport for NSW
Opened 2 July 1860
Electrified Yes
Passengers (2018) 92,950 (daily) (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank 4
Preceding station TfNSW T.png Sydney Trains Following station
Westmead TfNSW T1.svg North Shore & Western Line Harris Park
toward Berowra
Terminus TfNSW T2.svg Inner West & Leppington Line Harris Park
toward Richmond
TfNSW T5.svg Cumberland Line Harris Park
toward Leppington
Preceding station TfNSW T.png NSW TrainLink Following station
toward Lithgow
Blue Mountains Line Strathfield
toward Central
toward Bathurst
Blue Mountains Line
(twice daily) Bathurst Bullet
toward Dubbo
NSW TrainLink Western Line
Dubbo XPT
toward Sydney
Penrith NSW TrainLink Western Line
Broken Hill Outback Xplorer

Parramatta railway station is a heritage-listed railway station located on the Main Western line, serving Parramatta in New South Wales, Australia. It is served by Sydney Trains T1 Western Line, T2 Inner West & Leppington and T5 Cumberland Line services and NSW TrainLink Blue Mountains Line, Central West XPT and Outback Xplorer services.


Aerial view of the station in 2007
Indicator board at Parramatta station
Indicator boards at Parramatta station

Parramatta station is one of Sydney's oldest. Sydney's first line connected Sydney and Parramatta Junction near Granville and opened on 26 September 1855. It was extended to the current Parramatta station on 4 July 1860.

Prior to the Main Western line being quadrupled from Granville to Westmead in 1985, the station consisted of four platforms, platforms 3 and 4 on the main line and 1 and 2 on a loop.

In 1985, the station was refurbished with a new underground subway bus interchange built at the station's north-east side.

In late 2003, work began on a new transport interchange which linked the station to the neighbouring Westfield Parramatta shopping centre. The works included upgrading the station, providing more access to commuters, and constructing a new bus interchange. On 19 February 2006 the interchange was opened.

In October 2016, the Parramatta Turnback Project was completed, adding crossovers to allow trains to terminate on platforms 3-4 in either direction.

The Darcy Street entrance to the station is closed from 1 September 2018 to late 2019 while improvements are made to the station.

Parramatta metro station will be located around a block to the north of the current station and is planned to open in the late 2020s.

Platforms and services

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 Template:Sydney Trains T Services to Hornsby or beyond via Gordon
Template:Blue Mountains Line box Services to Central Most weekday services depart from here.
Western Region
Services to Central XPT services and Xplorer Services from Dubbo and Broken Hill (Set down only)
CCN Services to Gosford and Wyong 6 afternoon peak services
2 Template:Sydney Trains T Services to Richmond & Penrith or Emu Plains Most weekday services depart from here.
Template:Blue Mountains Line box Services to Springwood, Katoomba, Mount Victoria & Lithgow
2 evening services to Bathurst
Western Region
Services to Dubbo & Broken Hill Pick up only
CCN Express services to Blacktown 6 morning peak services
3 Template:Sydney Trains T Weekday terminating services, returning as services to the City Circle Only operates in the middle of the day.
Template:Sydney Trains T Services to Leppington, Schofields and Richmond T5 Trains leave from here on weekdays in both directions as Platform 4 is mainly used to terminate T2 line trains
Template:Sydney Trains T Services to Hornsby or beyond via Gordon Mainly on weekends. Some Richmond services depart from here on weekday evenings.
4 Template:Sydney Trains T Weekday terminating services, returning as services to the City Circle
Template:Sydney Trains T Services to Schofields and Richmond T5 Trains mainly leave from here on weekends and during late nights on weekdays
Template:Sydney Trains T Services to Richmond & Penrith or Emu Plains Richmond services depart from here only on weekdays off-peak and weekends. Penrith services depart from here only early in the morning, late at night or on weekends.

Transport Links

Parramatta station has a large bus interchange located on the west side of the station between platform 4 and Westfield Parramatta. It serves a large number of routes operated by State Transit, Transit Systems Sydney, Hillsbus and Transdev NSW.

Stand A1

  • Arrivals Only

Stand A2

Stand A3

  • 520: To City Circular Quay via West Ryde
  • 521: To Eastwood
  • 523: To West Ryde
  • 524: To Ryde via West Ryde
  • 525: To Burwood via Sydney Olympic Park
  • 545: To Macquarie Park
  • M52: To City Circular Quay (Limited Stops)

Stand A4

Stand B1

Stand B2

  • 802: To Liverpool via Green Valley
  • 804: To Liverpool via Hinchinbrook
  • 806: To Liverpool via Abbotsbury
  • 810: To Merrylands via Pemulwuy
  • 810X: To Merrylands via Great Western Highway
  • 811: To Pemulwuy via Hilltop Road
  • 811X: To Pemulwuy
  • NightRide route N60: City Town Hall to Fairfield
  • NightRide route N70: City Town Hall to Penrith
  • NightRide route N71: City Town Hall to Richmond
  • T-Way route T80: To Liverpool via T-way

Stand B3

  • Arrivals Only

Stand B4

Route 535 operates from Valentine Avenue as a shuttle service to Carlingford while the Parramatta Light Rail is constructed. This routes stops at all the former stations along the former Carlingford Line except Rosehill Station.


Parramatta trackplan
Track layout

As part of the Parramatta Turnback project, an additional crossover from the Up Main to the Down Main was constructed (not shown) west of the station.

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