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Southwest Link

Southwest Link is a dedicated, high frequency bus service between Sydenham and Bankstown train stations to ensure passengers can continue to travel during the final metro conversion of the T3 Bankstown Line.

Southwest Link will form part of a fully integrated transport plan for southwest Sydney.

The integrated transport plan is all the alternate transport options available to passengers to help get where they need to go during the T3 Bankstown Line conversion works.

Passengers can choose from:

  • Southwest Link buses
  • turn-up-and-go metro services at Sydenham
  • local buses
  • trains
  • light rail
  • cycling and walking routes

Southwest Link buses will start between July and ​October 2024 and will operate for up to 12 months.

Community drop-in sessions

Drop in to one of our six community information sessions in July and August to hear about the latest transport updates and how you can prepare for the changes. You will get updates on:

  • Southwest Link
  • Sydney Metro City & Southwest
  • Active transport opportunities

If you live, work or are a business in southwest Sydney, drop in to one of these six sessions to learn about Southwest Link and other transport changes:


Bankstown Senior Citizen’s Club
7 West Terrace


Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
14 – 28 Amy Street


Marrickville Town Hall
303 Marrickville Road

Saturday 20 July
9am – 1pm

Thursday 1 August
5pm – 8pm

Wednesday 24 July
4pm – 7:30pm

Saturday 10 August
10:30am – 2pm

Wednesday 31 July
4pm – 8pm

Saturday 24 August
11am – 3pm

Register to stay informed

For T3 Bankstown Line passengers, your transport options will change. ​

Stay in the loop by signing up for our dedicated Southwest Link email updates. Get timely updates on your transport options before and during conversion.

Click here to register

Key features of Southwest Link include:

  • Three dedicated bus routes known as SW1, SW2 and SW3 providing thousands of additional weekly services.​
  • Frequent services every day from early in the morning until late at night, with a bus every two to four minutes in peak periods across all routes​
  • A mix of all stops and limited stops services to ensure commuters and local passengers have reliable public transport options
  • Easily recognisable services with plenty of signage to help people get on the right service

Southwest Link bus services


Network map during the operation of Southwest Link

Download this map (pdf 1.0MB)


What are the changes for train stations west of Bankstown?

A new timetable will be introduced that will ensure passengers west of Bankstown continue to have access to train services.

T3 Liverpool & Inner West Line

Train services currently operating between Liverpool and the City Circle via Bankstown will instead run to the Sydney CBD via Regents Park and Lidcombe on the new T3 Liverpool & Inner West Line. This maintains a direct service to the Sydney CBD from Berala, Regents Park, Carramar, Villawood, Leightonfield, Chester Hill and Sefton.

New T6 Lidcombe & Bankstown Line

A new train service will be introduced between Lidcombe and Bankstown. Passengers will be able to interchange between the new T6 Lidcombe & Bankstown Line and T3 Liverpool & Inner West Line at Regents Park to access services to the Sydney CBD, Liverpool or Bankstown.

Train replacement buses

At times during the final conversion period, buses will replace trains on the T6 Line between Lidcombe & Bankstown to allow for track upgrades and maintenance activities.

What are the changes for Erskineville and St Peters passengers?

Erskineville and St Peters passengers will continue to receive direct services to and from the Sydney CBD on the T8 Airport & South Line.

Looking ahead

We will be working with businesses, schools, hospitals, universities, and community groups in the coming months to provide you with support.

Stay tuned as we'll continuously update this site with new information and transport options. Make sure to check back regularly or register for our dedicated Southwest Link email updates.​

You can expect further updates on the timings and travel options to help you in planning your journeys leading up to the final conversion.​