Wynyard railway station, Sydney

Wynyard railway station, Sydney

York Street entrance in February 2015
Location Sydney
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
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 2
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Staffed
Fare zone MyZone 1
Website Sydney Trains
Opened 28 February 1932
Electrified Yes
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Epping or Emu Plains or Richmond
North Shore, Northern & Western Line
towards Hornsby or Berowra
towards Campbelltown
Airport, Inner West & South Line
towards Macarthur
towards Central
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 1
  • Station configuration 2
    • Wynyard Walk 2.1
  • Platforms & services 3
  • Transport links 4
  • Trackplan 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


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After tram services were withdrawn, platforms 1 and 2 were walled off from 3 and 4, and the space converted into an underground car park, which continues to function as such to this day.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

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 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

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. Based on a design by architecture firm Woods Bagot,[3] 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.[4]

Platforms & services

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 Former tram platform, not in use
2 Former tram platform, not in use
services to Epping, Richmond & Emu Plains one morning NSW TrainLink service to Springwood[5]
services to Hornsby & Berowra via Chatswood evening peak hour NSW TrainLink services to Wyong[6][7]
services to Homebush
services to Liverpool & Campbelltown
services to Kingsgrove, Revesby, Campbelltown & Macarthur [9]
services to Lidcombe & Liverpool via Bankstown [10]

Transport links

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

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Track layout


  1. ^ Wynyard Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ a b c Wynyard Railway Station NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ "Woods Bagot made architects for ‘revolutionary’ Wynyard Walk, Sydney". Architecture & Design. Infolink. 5 November 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Wynyard Walk Transport for NSW
  5. ^ "T1: Western line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  6. ^ "T1: North Shore & Northern line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended February 2015]. 
  7. ^ "Central Coast & Newcastle line timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 5 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "T2: Inner West & South line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  9. ^ "T2: Airport line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  10. ^ "T3: Bankstown line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • Wynyard station details Sydney Trains