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Wynyard Station Upgrade

Project profile

Transport for NSW is upgrading Wynyard Station to create a new gateway to Barangaroo  and Sydney’s financial district.

New fixtures and finishes, a wider concourse and additional ticket gates, and less clutter on the concourse and platforms will improve customer experience and make it easier for customers to move in and around the station. Passenger services will be maintained throughout construction and Wynyard Station will remain open for business during the upgrade.

The station upgrade is one of three key infrastructure projects being delivered by the NSW Government in the Wynyard Precinct, including Wynyard Walk and the Barangaroo Ferry Hub.

The new Wynyard Walk pedestrian link being constructed between Wynyard and Barangaroo South will increase the entry and exit capacity of the station to meet current and future demand.

The NSW Government is delivering major projects to reduce traffic congestion and improve public transport to, from and within the CBD. Visit the Tomorrow’s Sydney website​ for more information about other projects under construction in the CBD.

Features and benefits

    • New fixtures and finishes, such as lighting, tiling and painting
    • Widened paid concourse and additional ticket gates
    • Reduced clutter on the concourse and platforms
    • Upgraded existing and new platform stairs to improve pedestrian circulation and reduce queuing
    • New wayfinding and signage to make it easier for customers to move in and around the Station
    • Improving operational reliability through upgraded services and removal of redundant services
    • Renovated back of house areas, including new and relocated Station Manager’s office.
  • Wynyard Station Upgrade will enhance customer comfort and safety and improve service efficiency. The project will achieve this by:

    • Improving amenity to create a new gateway for Sydney’s financial district and western CBD
    • Increasing capacity for future passenger demand and network growth, including the Barangaroo development and the North West Rail Link
    • Improving pedestrian flow, making it easier for customers to move in and around the station
    • Reducing clutter on the platforms, making it easier and safer to board and alight from trains and improving punctuality of services
    • Improving connectivity between Pitt and George Streets through to the western CBD and waterfront.

Current works

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FAQs and media releases

  • 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.

Last updated: 6 December 2016