Wynyard railway station, Sydney

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Wynyard
Wynyard railway station.jpg
Ticket barries in January 2008
Station statistics
Address George Street
Coordinates 33°51′57″S 151°12′20″E / 33.865868°S 151.205547°E / -33.865868; 151.205547Coordinates: 33°51′57″S 151°12′20″E / 33.865868°S 151.205547°E / -33.865868; 151.205547
Line(s) City Circle
North Shore
Connections Bus
Distance 2.05 kilometres from Central
Structure type Underground
Levels 2
Platforms 4 (2 island)
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened 28 February 1932
Electrified Yes
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code WYD
Owned by RailCorp
Operator Sydney Trains
Opal card MyZone 1
Website Sydney Trains
Services
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Epping or Emu Plains or Richmond
T1
North Shore, Northern & Western Line
towards Hornsby or Berowra
towards Campbelltown
T2
Airport, Inner West & South Line
towards Macarthur
towards Central
T3
Bankstown Line
towards Lidcombe or Liverpool

Wynyard railway station serves the Sydney central business district. It opened on 28 February 1932.[1]

History[edit]

York Street entrance

The station opened on 28 February 1932. Wynyard was originally constructed with six platforms (the existing four platforms are still numbered from 3 to 6.) The original intention was that Platforms 1 and 2 would eventually serve the eastern pair of railway tracks across Sydney Harbour Bridge, and in the interim were used as a terminus for North Shore tram services on Sydney's original tram network, a service that operated over those tracks from the bridge's opening in 1932 until 1958. A feature of these lines was Australia's only underground tram terminus. After these tram services were withdrawn, the space occupied by platforms 1 and 2 was converted into the current underground car park, and the eastern tram tracks on the bridge were replaced by two extra road lanes. The disused tunnel and ramp that formerly connected the station to the eastern tram tracks can still be seen, mirroring those still in use to the west of the bridge.

The station was linked to the City Circle on 22 January 1956.

Station configuration[edit]

Upper level platforms 3 & 4

Wynyard station currently has two levels, each with two platforms. The upper level serves the North Shore and Northern lines, whilst the lower level serves lines traversing the City Circle. Both lines run south under York Street from Wynyard to Town Hall. There is no connection between the rails of these two lines at Wynyard.

The passenger concourse is on an intermediate level between the upper and lower platforms. Wynyard is connected via underground passageways to several surrounding buildings and shopping arcades and is located immediately below Wynyard Park. Direct access via tunnels is possible to George, Hunter and Pitt Streets. Escalators connect the station concourse with York Street (emerging underneath Transport House) and Carrington Street (under Wynyard Park).

The station is equipped with Easy Access for wheelchairs.

Wynyard Walk[edit]

Wynyard Walk is a project to construct a new western pedestrian access to Wynyard station. It will provide improved access to Barangaroo and the western CBD from the station. The project combines a new entrance, a pedestrian tunnel, a pedestrian bridge, and a new pedestrian plaza. At the conclusion of the construction of Wynyard Walk, direct access via tunnels will also be available to Clarence, Kent, and Sussex Streets.[2]

Platforms and services[edit]

Former Tram Tunnels leading to disused Platforms 1 and 2

The station services the Sydney Trains trains of several lines: the North Shore line, the Northern line and the lines served by the City Circle, namely the Bankstown Line, the Airport & East Hills Line, the Inner West Line, and the South Line. Although there were stairs between former Platforms 1 and 2 and platforms 5 and 6 (which are still in existence, although boarded up), the only access between platforms is via the concourse.

The station is served by twelve to sixteen trains per hour each way, with additional trains during weekday peak hours.

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 former tram platform, not in use
2 former tram platform, not in use
3
Western Line services to Emu Plains or Richmond, and Northern Line services to Epping via Strathfield
4
North Shore Line services to Hornsby and Berowra via Gordon, and Northern Line services to Hornsby via Macquarie Park some PM peak hour services extend to Gosford & Wyong
5
Inner West Line services to Homebush, and South Line services to Campbelltown
6
Airport Line services to Revesby and Macarthur via the Airport or Sydenham
Bankstown Line services to Lidcombe or Liverpool via Sydenham

Bus services[edit]

Bus stands at Wynyard Park

Above the railway station is the Sydney Buses Wynyard station terminus. A large number of Sydney Buses services originate from this stop. They are:

Stand A:

Stand C:

  • 151 - to Mona Vale - (Darley Street near Mona Vale Bus Depot)
  • 183 - to North Narrabeen - (Namona Street near Oak Street)
  • E83 - to Narrabeen - (Pittwater Road near Waterloo Street)
  • 184 - to Mona Vale - (Darley Street near Mona Vale Bus Depot)
  • E84 - to Mona Vale - (Darley Street near Mona Vale Bus Depot)
  • 185 - to Mona Vale - (Darley Street near Mona Vale Bus Depot)
  • L85 - to Mona Vale - (Darley Street near Mona Vale Bus Depot)
  • 188 - to Avalon - (Barrenjoey Road near Avalon Parade)
  • L88 - to Avalon - (Carreel Head Road near Burrawong Road)
  • 190 - to Palm Beach - (Ocean Place near Ocean Road)
  • L90 - to Palm Beach - (Ocean Place near Ocean Road)

Stand D:

Stand E:

Stand F:

Stand G:

Stand H:

  • 201 - to Cremorne - (Benelong Road near Brightmore Street)
  • 263 - to Crows Nest - (Burlington Street Stand 4)

Stand J:

  • M20 - to Botany - (Botany Road near Banksia Street)
  • M30 - to Sydenham - (Sydenham railway Station)
  • M40 - to Bondi Junction - (Bondi Junction Interchange)
Lower level Platform 6

Stand K:

Stand L:

  • E65 - to Curl Curl - (Carrington Parade near Gardere Avenue)
  • E66 - to Frenchs Forest - (Allambie Road near Frenchs Forest Road)

Stand M:

  • 168 - to Brookvale - (Pittwater Road near Bus Depot)
  • E68 - to Brookvale - (Pittwater Road near Bus Depot)
  • E70 - to Manly - (Gilbert Street near Belgrave Street)
  • 171 - to Manly Wharf - (West Esplanade near Belgrave Street)
  • E71 - to Manly Wharf - (West Esplanade near Belgrave Street)

Stand P:

Stand R:

  • M20 - to Gore Hill - (Campbell Street near Reserve Road)
  • M40 - to Chatswood - (Chatswood Interchange)

Stand T:

  • M30 - to Spit Junction - (Military Road near Spit Road)
  • E86 - to Church Point - (Mccarrs Creek Terminus)
  • E87 - to Newport - (Seaview Avenue near Robertson Road)
  • E88 - to Avalon - (Barrenjoey Road near Careel Head Road)
  • E89 - to Avalon - (Barrenjoey Road near Avalon Parade)

Bus Timetables and Route Maps are available at http://www.sydneybuses.info

Trackplan[edit]

Track arrangement at Wynyard

Signalling on Up and Down Shore Lines controlled locally as required from an NX panel on Wynyard High Level platforms. All lines also supervised from Sydney Signal Box.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynyard Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ "Wynyard Walk". Transport for NSW. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 

External links[edit]