Wynyard railway station, Sydney

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Wynyard
Front view of the Wynyard Walk Entrance, September 2016.jpg
Wynyard Walk entrance in September 2016
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
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
T2
Airport, Inner West & South Line
towards Macarthur
towards Central
T3
Bankstown Line
towards Lidcombe or Liverpool
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Wyong
Central Coast services
via North Shore
(peak hours only)
towards Central

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), with platforms 1-4 located on the upper level and platforms 5 and 6 on the lower level. The original intention was that Platforms 1 and 2, located adjacent to platforms 3 and 4, would eventually serve the eastern pair of railway tracks across the Harbour Bridge. In the interim, they 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After tram services were withdrawn, platforms 1 and 2 were walled off from 3 and 4, and the space converted into an underground car park, which continues to function as such to this day. 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]

Refurbishment[edit]

Commencing in 2015 the platforms and concourse were thoroughly refurbished with new flooring and ceilings as well as an extra stairway to platforms 3 & 4 and the addition of more ticket barriers. The refurbishment is due to be complete in 2017.[3]

Wynyard Walk[edit]

Main article: Wynyard Walk

The Wynyard Walk is a 180-metre-long (590 ft) pedestrian link and tunnel between Wynyard station and Barangaroo that opened in September 2016,[4] with a Clarence Street entrance that opened in December 2016. Based on a design by architecture firm Woods Bagot,[5] the project combined a new entrance, a pedestrian tunnel, a pedestrian bridge, and a new pedestrian plaza. Wynyard Walk provides direct access via tunnels to Clarence, Kent, and Sussex Streets.[6][7] Wynyard Walk features a huge video screen showcasing digital art.[8]

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[9]
4
services to Hornsby via Macquarie Park & Berowra via Gordon evening peak hour NSW TrainLink services to Wyong[10][11]
5
services to Homebush, Leppington & Campbelltown [12]
6
services to Kingsgrove, Revesby, Campbelltown & Macarthur [13]
services to Lidcombe & Liverpool via Bankstown [14]

Transport links[edit]

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

Stand A, Carrington St:

Stand B, Carrington St:

  • E86: pre-pay PM peak service to McCarrs Creek, Church Point
  • E87: pre-pay PM peak service to Newport
  • E88: pre-pay PM peak service to North Avalon
  • E89: pre-pay PM peak service to Avalon via Clareville
  • L88: limited stops service to Avalon
  • L90: limited stops service to Palm Beach via Mona Vale
  • 151: to Mona Vale via Manly (late night service)
  • 188: late night service to Avalon

Stand C, Carrington St

  • E78: PM peak service to Cromer Heights
  • E79: PM peak service to Wheeler Heights
  • E83: PM peak service to North Narrabeen
  • E84: PM peak service to Mona Vale via Pittwater Rd
  • E85: PM peak service to Mona Vale via Warriewood Valley
  • L80: PM peak service to Collaroy Plateau

Stand D, Carrington St:

  • E66: PM peak service to Allambie Heights

Stand H, York Street:

  • M20: to Botany via Surry Hills & Botany Road
  • M30: to Sydenham via Central Station, City Road and Newtown
  • M40: to Bondi Junction via Oxford St

Stand J, York St:

  • 251: PM peak service to Cope St, Lane Cove West via Freeway
  • 253: PM peak service to Riverview
  • 289: peak hour service to Lane Cove Industrial Estate via Freeway & Mowbray Rd
  • 293: PM peak service to Busaco Rd, Marsfield via Lane Cove Tunnel & Epping Rd
  • 297: PM peak service to Colvin Crescent, Denistone East via Lane Cove Tunnel & North Ryde
  • 607X, 610, 610X, 613X, 614X, 615X, 616X, 617X, 618X & M61: QVB

Stand K, York St:

  • 594, 594H: QVB

Stand L, York St:

  • L70, 270, 271, 273, 274: QVB

Stand N, York St:

  • 272: PM peak pre-pay service to North Willoughby

Stand Q, Clarence St:

Stand R, Clarence St:

Stand S, Clarence St:

Stand T, Clarence St:

  • E68: PM peak service to Warringah Mall via North Balgowlah
  • E69: PM peak service to Manly via Wakehurst Parkway, Beacon Hill, Dee Why & Pittwater Road
  • E70: PM peak service to Manly via Sydney Rd
  • E71: PM peak service to Manly via Clontarf & South Balgowlah
  • 169: to Manly via Wakehurst Parkway, Beacon Hill, Dee Why & Pittwater Road
  • M30: to Spit Junction

Stand U, Jamison St

  • E65: PM peak service to South Curl Curl

Trackplan[edit]

Track layout

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynyard Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ a b c Wynyard Railway Station NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ "Wynyard Station Upgrade". Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Wynyard Walk is the ultimate shortcut to Barangaroo" (Press release). Barangaroo Delivery Authority. 20 September 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Woods Bagot made architects for 'revolutionary' Wynyard Walk, Sydney". Architecture & Design. Infolink. 5 November 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Wynyard Walk". Barangaroo Delivery Authority. 20 September 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  7. ^ Wynyard Walk Transport for NSW
  8. ^ Wynscreen
  9. ^ "T1: Western line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  10. ^ "T1: North Shore & Northern line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended February 2015]. 
  11. ^ "Central Coast & Newcastle line timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 5 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "T2: Inner West & South line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 13 December 2015. 
  13. ^ "T2: Airport line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  14. ^ "T3: Bankstown line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 

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