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Dust off your Opal cards, the new Metro is about to open!

After a year of putting the tunnels, trains, and stations through their paces, the official opening date is getting close.

Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming opening of Victoria Cross and Crows Nest stations, opening on Sunday August 4, 2024.

After extensive testing and commissioning, the Sydney Metro is now in the final trial phase. Trains will run along the entire line, simulating real-world passenger service scenarios. This crucial step ensures everything operates smoothly and safely before passenger services begin.

Travel times:

Crows Nest:

  • 4 minutes to Chatswood Station
  • 5 minutes to Barangaroo Station
  • 7 minutes to Martin Place Station.

Victoria Cross:

  • 3 minutes to Barangaroo Station
  • 5 minutes to Sydney Metro Martin Place Station
  • 9 minutes to Central Station.

How often will trains run?

We can expect the same as the existing services in the city’s North West line which have trains running every four minutes in the peak.

How much will it be?

The Sydney Metro uses the Opal ticketing system. You can use your existing Opal card, purchase a new one or tap your debit card. Standard Opal fares apply, so the cost of your trip will depend on the distance travelled and your concession status (if applicable).

When exactly will it open?

Sydney Metro have announced the stations will open to the public on Sunday August 4, 2024. Transport for NSW’s trip planner has been updated with the new Metro stations, meaning you can now start planning your (super fast) commute.

To plan your Metro trip, head to https://transportnsw.info/trip#/trip