Artist's impression of Waterloo Station via Cope Street Plaza entrance
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Main station features
The new metro station at Waterloo will revitalise the Waterloo precinct, and support the extension of the CBD.
The new station will take pressure off Redfern and Green Square stations, and provide a new fast, safe and reliable metro rail link to key employment areas in the Sydney central business district, North Sydney and Barangaroo.
It will contribute to the NSW Government’s objective to transform Waterloo and Redfern and will provide additional connectivity to the Australian Technology Park.
With high quality bus services along Botany Road, it will allow for further development and expansion of the Global Economic Corridor between Sydney CBD and Green Square.
The station includes:
- new pedestrian crossings on Raglan, Wellington and Cope streets
- new bike parking within the precinct
- new taxi and kiss and ride bays on Cope Street
- existing northbound bus stops retained along Botany Road
- relocation of the southbound bus stop on Botany Road closer to Raglan Street
- relocation of the bus stops on Cope and Wellington streets to Raglan Street
- enhancement of pedestrian infrastructure around the Waterloo Metro Quarter including footpath widenings and through-site links.
The Waterloo Metro Quarter is bounded by Botany Road, Cope Street, Raglan Street and Wellington Street in Waterloo.
Access and entry
Station main access and entry is via the corner of Raglan and Cope streets and from the public plaza off Cope Street.
Planning and compliance
The Chatswood to Sydenham Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) covers the construction and operation of the Sydney Metro rail line from Chatswood to Sydenham.
The EIS was on public exhibition from 11 May to 27 June 2016 and received more than 300 submissions. The Minister for Planning approved the Chatswood to Sydenham EIS on 9 January 2017.
A Station Design and Precinct Plan (SDPP) has been prepared for Waterloo Station that shows how the new station design has developed and how it will integrate with the surrounding precinct.
The Waterloo Metro Quarter project that will revitalise the area will be delivered by a joint venture between John Holland and Mirvac. The Waterloo Metro Quarter concept comprises five building envelopes including three towers and two mid-rise buildings above and adjacent to the station.
For more information see City & Southwest planning and compliance documentation or Waterloo Integrated Station Development to find out more about our major contractors involved in the project.
If you are having difficulty locating a document, please contact the City & Southwest project at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our 24-hour community information line on 1800 171 386.
Indicative travel time (from 2024)
- 2 minutes to Central Station
- 6 minutes to Martin Place Station
- 8 minutes to Barangaroo Station.
The Tunnel and Station Excavation contractor completed tunnelling and excavation work at Waterloo Station in mid-2020. Construction is now underway to build the station and the Waterloo Metro Quarter.
Work at the station includes:
- building the station and adjacent buildings including structural steel, blockwork, formwork installation, reinforcement and concrete works
- façade installation for the station
- internal cladding fit-out of the station
- services installation
- public domain works including a plaza, laneways, community facilities, landscaping and public art.