Macdonaldtown railway station is a minor CityRail station in the city of Sydney. It is the second station on the Inner West line heading away from Central, being preceded by Redfern and followed by Newtown. The Macdonaldtown locality is actually within the suburb Newtown, with an entrance from the railway underpass on Burren Street. It is located opposite the CityRail yards at Eveleigh and adjacent to the Illawarra junction (the junction between the main west and Illawarra lines). A nearby stabling yard is known as the Macdonaldtown turnback which has been recently expanded by Clearways Project. Six sets of railway tracks pass through the station, but there is only one island platform - on the 'local' tracks. The station is served by two to four trains per hour each way, with additional trains during weekday peak hours. During off-peak hours two of these four train services towards Regents Park terminate in Ashfield.