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Wynyard railway station stairs at top of p 3 & 4
Wynyard
Details

Suburb

Sydney

Number of Platforms

6 (4 in use)

Platform Arrangements

3 island

Lines
T1

T2

T3
V - E - T - D


T1
Town Hall railway station
Wynyard
Milsons Point railway station
T1line
V - E - T - D
T2
Town Hall railway station
Wynyard
Circular Quay railway station
T2line
V - E - T - D
T3
Town Hall railway station
Wynyard
Circular Quay railway station
T3line
V - E - T - D


Wynyard is a major underground CityRail station in the central business district of Sydney, Australia, 2.05 km from Central. It is the third-busiest station on the CityRail network, with an average of 115,000 passenger movements on a typical weekday (Monday to Friday) in 2011.

HistoryEdit

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 After these tram services were withdrawn, the space occupied by platforms 1 and 2 was converted into the current underground car park, and the eastern tram tracks on the bridge were replaced by two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.

ConfigurationEdit

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 Street, Hunter Street, Pitt Street, Clarence Street and Kent Street. 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.

FutureEdit

Two major upgrades of the pedestrian network around Wynyard station are planned. Wynyard Walk will provide improved access to Barangaroo and the western CBD, while the pedestrian connection between the station and George Street is expected to be upgraded as part of a redevelopment of the building above.

MapEdit

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T1
T1line

Northshorediagram

Northerndiagram

Westerndiagram

T2
T2line

AirportEastHillsdiagram

InnerwestandSouthdiagram

T3
T3line

Bankstowndiagram

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