Wynyard railway station, Sydney

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Wynyard
Wynyard railway station entrance, Wynyard Walk, April 2017.jpg
Wynyard Walk entrance in April 2017
Location York Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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
Distance 2.05 km (1.27 mi) from Central (clockwise)
Platforms 4 (2 island)
Tracks 4
Connections TfNSW B.svg
Construction
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 2
Disabled access Yes
Architect John Bradfield (designer)[1]
Other information
Status Staffed
Website Transport for NSW
History
Opened 28 February 1932
Electrified Yes
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 57,770 (daily)[2] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank 3
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
Inner West & Leppington Line
One-way operation
One-way operation
T3
Bankstown Line
towards Lidcombe or Liverpool
towards Macarthur
T8
Airport & South Line
One-way operation
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Central
Central Coast & Newcastle Line
(peak hour services)
Route map
City Circle route map

Wynyard railway station (/ˈwɪnjərd/) is a heritage-listed[1] underground commuter rail station located in the north-west precinct of the Sydney central business district, in New South Wales, Australia. The station opened on 28 February 1932 to coincide with the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

History[edit]

Former tram tunnels leading to disused platforms 1 and 2

The station opened on 28 February 1932.[3] 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.[1]

After tram services were withdrawn, platforms 1 and 2 were walled off from 3 and 4, and the space converted into an underground car park, which continues to function as such to this day.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.[1]

Station configuration[edit]

Ticket barriers on the eastern side of the concourse
Station concourse

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. Escalators connect the station concourse with York Street (emerging underneath Transport House) and Carrington Street (under Wynyard Park).

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 and 4 and the addition of more ticket barriers. The four wooden escalators underneath Transport House, which had been operational since the opening of the station, were replaced with modern escalators. Parts of the former escalators were repurposed into a ceiling-mounted artwork titled Interloop, which was installed at the entrance to the station concourse.[4] The refurbishment is due to be completed in 2018.[5]

Wynyard Walk[edit]

Wynyard Walk Atrium

The Wynyard Walk is a 180-metre-long (590 ft) pedestrian link and tunnel between Wynyard station and Barangaroo that opened in September 2016,[6] with a Clarence Street entrance that opened in December 2016. Based on a design by architecture firm Woods Bagot,[7] 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.[8][9] Wynyard Walk features a huge video screen showcasing digital art.[10]

Platforms and services[edit]

Upper level platforms 3 and 4
Lower level platforms 5 and 6
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
4 services to Hornsby via Macquarie Park & Berowra via Gordon evening peak hour NSW TrainLink services to Wyong[11]
5 services to Homebush, Parramatta & Leppington
services to Liverpool
6 services to Revesby, Campbelltown & Macarthur
services to Lidcombe & Liverpool via Bankstown
services to Central

Transport links[edit]

Wynyard station is served by bus routes operated by Forest Coach Lines, Hillsbus, State Transit, Transdev NSW and Transit Systems.

Stand A, Carrington St:

Stand B, Carrington St:

  • B1: to Mona Vale

Stand C, Carrington St

  • 151: to Mona Vale via Manly (late night service)
  • 180: to Collaroy Plateau
  • 188: to Avalon (late night service)
  • E80: to Collaroy Plateau
  • E83: PM peak service to North Narrabeen
  • E85: PM peak service to Mona Vale via Warriewood Valley
  • E88: PM peak service to North Avalon
  • E89: PM peak service to Avalon
  • L90: to Palm Beach

Stand D, Carrington St:

  • 178: to Cromer Heights
  • E66: PM peak service to Allambie Heights
  • E76: PM peak service to Dee Why via North Curl Curl
  • E77: PM peak service to Dee Why via Wingala
  • E78: PM peak service to Cromer Heights
  • E79: PM peak service to Wheeler 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
  • 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
  • E71: PM peak service to Manly via Clontarf & South Balgowlah
  • E75: PM peak service to Brookvale
  • 169: to Manly via Wakehurst Parkway, Beacon Hill, Dee Why & Pittwater Road
  • M30: to Taronga Zoo

Stand U, Jamison St

  • E65: PM peak service to South Curl Curl

Trackplan[edit]

Track layout

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Wynyard Railway Station". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. 
  2. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 12 July 2018. 
  3. ^ Wynyard Station NSWrail.net
  4. ^ Wong, Luke (7 December 2017). "Wynyard Railway Station escalator sculpture Interloop preserves heritage as time moves on". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 7 December 2017. 
  5. ^ "Wynyard Station Upgrade". Retrieved 23 September 2017. 
  6. ^ "Wynyard Walk is the ultimate shortcut to Barangaroo" (Press release). Barangaroo Delivery Authority. 20 September 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "Woods Bagot made architects for 'revolutionary' Wynyard Walk, Sydney". Architecture & Design. Infolink. 5 November 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Wynyard Walk". Barangaroo Delivery Authority. 20 September 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  9. ^ Wynyard Walk Transport for NSW
  10. ^ Wynscreen
  11. ^ "Central Coast & Newcastle line timetable". Transport for NSW. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Wynyard railway station at Wikimedia Commons