Transport in Canterbury

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The M5 South Western Motorway passes through the city, with exits at Belmore Road, Kingsgrove Road, King Georges Road and Bexley Road. The section west of King Georges Road was finished in 1993 and the remainder completed in 2002. The Motorway connects Sydney to the South West of the state, Canberra and Victoria.

King Georges Road is part of major arterial ring system. The route connects the north of Sydney with Wollongong and the South Coast.

Canterbury Road is another arterial route, 11km long. The road connects the inner west suburbs of Sydney with Bankstown and suburbs further to the south-west, however its role in the metropolitan system was largely superseded by the completion of the M5 Motorway.

The city is responsible for a network of secondary roads and minor roads, constructed of bitumen with concrete guttering. This network is complete and rarely extended.


The area is served by the Bankstown line of the CityRail network. The line was opened in 1895 and electrified in 1926. Additional tracks were laid for goods traffic. Within the city are the stations of Hurlstone Park, Canterbury, Campsie, Belmore, Lakemba, Wiley Park and Punchbowl. An eighth station, Narwee, is on the East Hills line.