Kick off your trip to the NRL Grand Final on public transport
01 October, 2019
Public transport is the best option to get to and from Sydney Olympic Park this Sunday 6 October for the NRL Grand Final between the Sydney Roosters and Canberra Raiders.
Up to 80,000 footy fans will be at ANZ Stadium for the decider which kicks off at 7:20pm.
“Gates open at 1:15pm for preliminary matches and entertainment, so arriving early is a great option,” Transport for NSW Coordinator General Marg Prendergast said.
“Tickets to the game include travel on public transport, and with extra trains and Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses running there is no need to trip up in traffic.”
Frequent trains will run from Central to Olympic Park from 1pm, stopping at Redfern and Strathfield.
Trains will run from Penrith to Olympic Park every 30 minutes from 1pm, stopping at all stations to Blacktown, then Seven Hills, Westmead, Parramatta, Granville and Lidcombe.
Trains will also run between Lidcombe and Olympic Park every 10 minutes and Blue Mountains Line trains will make an extra stop at Lidcombe.
Major Event Buses will start running between 12pm and 12:50pm, depending on the route.
Footy fans travelling from the North West can catch a Route 5A or 5B Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Bus. Anyone catching a Metro service should change at Epping for a train towards Olympic Park.
After the match, frequent trains will go back to Central and Blacktown from Olympic Park, with extra services on several lines as well. Major Event Buses will also start leaving the precinct straight after full time.
Traffic will be heavy on roads approaching Sydney Olympic Park, including the M4, Homebush Bay Drive, Concord Road, Silverwater Road, Ryde Road, Lane Cove Road and Epping Road.
“For anyone who needs to drive, make sure you allow plenty of extra travel time, carpool if possible and pre-book parking,” Ms Prendergast said.
To plan your trip on public transport, visit transportnsw.info.
For the latest traffic information, visit livetraffic.com.
Getting to Sydney Olympic Park
- Express trains will leave Central every 10 to 15 minutes from 1pm and then every 7 to 8 minutes from 3pm, stopping at Redfern, Strathfield then Olympic Park.
- Express trains from Penrith will leave every 30 minutes from 1pm, stopping all stations to Blacktown, Seven Hills, Westmead, Parramatta, Granville, Lidcombe then Olympic Park.
- Blue Mountains Line trains will make an additional stop at Lidcombe between 5pm and 8pm.
- Trains from Lidcombe will run every 10 minutes to Olympic Park until 9:30pm.
- Services run every 10 minutes, change at Epping for a train towards Olympic Park.
- Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses will start running between 12pm and 12:50pm, depending on the route.
- They’ll begin arriving at the precinct from 1:30pm
- Route 5a runs from Castle Hill and 5b runs from Rouse Hill
- Route 525 runs between Parramatta and Burwood via Sydney Olympic Park.
- Route 526 runs from the Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf to Olympic Park.
- Route 533 runs between Chatswood and Sydney Olympic Park via Rhodes and North Ryde
Getting home from Sydney Olympic Park
- Express trains to Central will leave Olympic Park every five minutes between 9:30pm and 11:30pm, then every 10 minutes until 12:30am, stopping at Strathfield and Redfern.
- Express trains to Blacktown will run every 10 minutes from Olympic Park between 9:30pm and 12:30am, stopping at Lidcombe, Granville, Parramatta, Westmead, Seven Hills and Blacktown. Some services will continue to Schofields and Penrith.
- Trains to Lidcombe will run every 10 minutes from Olympic Park until 12:30am.
- An extra T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line service to Hurstville will leave Central at 11:13pm, stopping at Redfern, Sydenham and then all stations to Hurstville.
- Blue Mountains Line trains will make an extra stop at Lidcombe between 10pm and 1am.
- An extra Central Coast & Newcastle Line service will leave Central at 10:17pm, stopping at Strathfield, Epping, Hornsby and then all stations to Newcastle Interchange (except Wondabyne).
- An extra South Coast Line service will leave Central at 10:56pm, stopping at Redfern, Wolli Creek, Hurstville, Sutherland, Waterfall, and then all stations to Kiama.
- The last service will leave Chatswood at 12:15am.
- Return Sydney Olympic Major Event Buses will start running after the game ends, with the last bus on each route leaving at 11pm.
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