Why is the station being upgraded?
Transport for NSW is upgrading Wynyard Station to create a new gateway to Barangaroo and the financial district. The station upgrade is helping to transform the Sydney CBD. Sydney is a global city with outstanding attractions as well as a strong business and employment base. Its status as a liveable and vibrant hub depends on efficient transport to and within the CBD.
Once complete, Wynyard will be a lighter, brighter, cleaner station with increased capacity for the future.
What does the upgrade include?
The first stage of the station upgrade includes capacity improvement works to overhaul the concourse and ticket area. This work includes new fixtures and finishes, a wider concourse and additional ticket gates. Less clutter on the concourse and platforms will make it easier for customers to move in and around the station.
A further $30 million will go towards upgrading Wynyard Station to provide the finishing touches for Sydney’s newest commercial district.
The additional scope of work includes improvements to customer amenity at the station, such as platform ventilation and spot cooling, lighting upgrades, and refurbishment of the York Street entrance, an upgrade of the escalators to improve reliability and reduce ongoing maintenance costs and disabled lift access at the York Street lobby.
How long will the upgrade take?
Construction of the Wynyard Station Upgrade began in April 2015 and is expected to finish in mid-2016.
The amenity improvement work will complement the current work to overhaul the concourse and ticket area due to be completed in the coming months and will progressively take place until the expected completion in mid-2017.
Will the station remain open during construction?
Wynyard Station will stay open during the upgrade, but pedestrian access though the station will change. Customers should allow extra walking time in their journey when using Wynyard Station. There will be no impact to the train schedule. Trains will operate as usual and all platforms will remain accessible.