Wynyard railway station, Sydney

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Wynyard
Wynyard railway station, February 2015.JPG
York Street entrance in February 2015
Location George Street, Sydney
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
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) City Circle
North Shore
Distance 2.05 kilometres from Central
Platforms 4 (2 island)
Tracks 4
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 2
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code WYD
Fare zone MyZone 1
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 28 February 1932
Electrified Yes
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.

History[edit]

Ticket barriers in January 2008
Upper level platforms 3 & 4
Former Tram Tunnels leading to disused Platforms 1 and 2
Lower level Platform 6

The station opened on 28 February 1932.[1] 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 the Harbour Bridge and, in the interim, were used as a terminus for North Shore tram services on Sydney's 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.[2]

After tram services were withdrawn, the space occupied by platforms 1 and 2 was converted into the current underground car park, and the eastern tram tracks on the bridge were replaced by two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 as part of the Cahill Expressway. 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. On 22 January 1956, the lines from platforms 5 and 6 were extended to Circular Quay as part of the City Circle.[2]

Station configuration[edit]

Wynyard station currently has two levels, each with two platforms. The upper level serves the North Shore line, 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. Wooden escalators dating from the station's opening connect the station concourse with York Street (emerging underneath Transport House) and Carrington Street (under Wynyard Park).[2]

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.[3]

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 Former tram platform, not in use
2 Former tram platform, not in use
3
services to Epping, Richmond & Emu Plains one morning NSW TrainLink service to Springwood[4]
4
services to Hornsby & Berowra via Chatswood evening peak hour NSW TrainLink services to Wyong[4]
5
services to Homebush
services to Liverpool & Campbelltown
[5]
6
services to Kingsgrove, Revesby, Campbelltown & Macarthur [6]
services to Lidcombe & Liverpool via Bankstown [7]

Transport links[edit]

Wynyard station is served by bus routes operated by Forest Coach Lines, Hillsbus, Sydney Buses and Transdev NSW.

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Trackplan[edit]

Track layout

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynyard Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ a b c Wynyard Railway Station NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ Wynyard Walk Transport for NSW
  4. ^ a b North Shore & Northern timetable Sydney Trains 20 October 2013
  5. ^ T2 Inner West & South timetable Sydney Trains 20 October 2013
  6. ^ T2 Airport Line timetable Sydney Trains 20 October 2013
  7. ^ T3 Bankstown Line timetable Sydney Trains 20 October 2013

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