St Leonards Transport Upgrades
St Leonards transport upgrades will provide improved amenities to businesses and residents in the local area through St Leonards Railway Station, St Leonards Bus Interchange and Sydney Metro Rail Development.
St Leonards Railway Station
St Leonards railway station has been in operation since 1 January 1890 servicing the T1 North Shore line with services to Epping, Richmond & Emu Plains from platform 2 and Chatswood, Hornsby & Berowra from platform 3. Rebuilt in February 2000, the station was built with two island platforms to allow extra lines to be laid as part of a plan to quadruple the line.
Trains depart from St Leonards every 3-5 mins in peak times and every 5-10mins in off peak times.
St Leonards Bus Interchange Upgrade by 2020
St Leonards station will provide an effective bus interchange that improves amenities to businesses and residents in the local area. This will include new bus stands from the Pacific Highway that will allow safe pickup for commuters and direct underground pedestrian access between the bus interchange and St Leonards train station.
The bus interchange will service the below routes:
- Bus 143 – Chatswood to Manly
- Bus 144 – Chatswood via Royal North Shore Hospital to Manly
- Bus 200 – Chatswood via Edgecliff to Bondi Junction
- Bus 622 – Dural to Milsons Point
- Bus 653 – West Pennant Hills to Milsons Point
- Bus 140 – Manly Wharf to Epping Station
- Bus 252 – City to Lane Cove West
- Bus 254 – City to Lane Cove West
- Bus 265 – McMahons Point to Lane Cove
- Bus 286 – City via Milsons Point to Denistone East
- Bus 287 – Milsons Point to Ryde
- Bus 290 – City to Epping
- Bus 143 – Manly to Chatswood
- Bus 144 – Manly to Chatswood via Royal North Shore Hospital
- Bus 200 – Bondi Junction to Chatswood via Edgecliff
Sydney Metro Rail Development
The station provides new metro rail access to St Leonards residential area and serves people within walking and cycling distance. It improves travel to local schools and businesses. The station creates a new transport focus on the southern side of the St Leonards specialised centre which supports the St Leonards southern gateway to commercial and mixed-use activities.
This will link St Leonards by rail to the Norwest Business Park, Macquarie University, North Ryde and Barangaroo. This will connect St Leonards with rail access to all Sydney’s major commercial centres.
The station includes a pedestrian crossing with traffic lights at the Pacific Highway/Oxley Street intersection, pedestrian crossings on Clarke, Hume and Oxley streets, bike parking at both station entries, on-road marked cycle links on Hume and Oxley streets, kiss and ride and taxi bays on Clarke Street, wayfinding signage and Sydney Metro information, 11 minutes to Central Station and 7 minutes to Sydney Metro’s Martin Place Station.