Complete this transport survey to win one of 10 Opal cards valued at $100 each

As part of our ongoing engagement about the station upgrade and in conjunction with Transport for NSW, we’ve launched a new, online survey asking anyone who travels to campus (students, staff and visitors) about their travel patterns.

What you tell us will help Macquarie University and Transport for NSW to better understand your individual travel needs, now and in the future.

Please take a moment to fill out the survey for a chance to win one of 10 Opal cards valued at $100 each. Survey closes at 11:59pm on 8 June 2018.

For more information, contact
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  1. I travel from Dural to Uni occasionally, while my nearest station is Pennant Hills, parking is a nightmare. I have discovered route 621 from Cherrybrook it has its own issues with peak hour. I’m not complaining as I travel so rarely… it’s good know all the ways to get to uni

    1. Hi Shahereen, thanks for sharing info about your journey to uni, it’s good to see you have explored other options and agree it’s good to know what’s there for you. You could investigate the shuttle service Keoride to see if it is suitable for your purposes – perhaps the current offer could be extended to include Dural in the future.

  2. I don’t feel as though the current predominant issue with the Macquarie train station is to directly affect my commute to uni, however my bus is presumably one of the least current functioning and it certainly causes an irritable wait. My bus, the 197, comes generally every hour if not thrice in peak hours, and despite that being semi-regular, the commute itself is a burden in those peak hours. If it were possible my recommendarion would to be at least implement a bus route of at least twice an hour. Whilst this can be the case, the 197 route regularly does not fulfil the entirety of the route from the university to mona vale, instead, only to the Belrose business sect. It is irritating to have to wait or prolong a journey unnecessarily only to board a bus that will due to expected traffic, take yet another 50-2.5 hours (As first hand experience.)

    1. Hi Jessica, thanks for your response here – and if you completed the survey, thanks for that also. Take a look here – – it’s Station Link and outlines the 120 planned extra buses to cover the Macquarie University station upgrade period from 30 September to the first half of 2019. Closer to the time the station will be closed, Transport for NSW will update public transport trip planning information to reflect exactly what your options, wait times and transfers will be. In the meantime it is great that you are planning ahead and hopefully the options provided by the Station Link program will be helpful.

  3. Remember when 545 used to go to Chatswood via Macquarie Centre via Eastwood?
    *Pepperidge Farm remembers*

  4. Once the train line closes down, it is expected to add at least more then 15-20 minutes or so to my journey.

    I do have a bus I can catch, but it only comes once every 30 minutes (565) and I expect the buses to Chatswood will be extremely busy so I may not be able to get on them if they leave from Macquarie.

    1. Hi Anna, thanks for your email about planning your travel to uni during the station upgrade. Please take a look at the Station Link program buses planned and be aware that live travel information will be supplied closer to September 30 by Transport for NSW so you can map out your trips on public transport.