Interchanges between modes of public transport form a key aspect in movement of people throughout the city centre. To further facilitate transport capacity growth in the city centre, all major train stations in the city centre have either undergone (or will undergo) upgrades to provide more efficient, safe and comfortable movement of people through the stations. Improved stations provide important interchange facilities and better customer experience, as well as support and encourage customers to switch between transport modes.
Central Station provides a major interchange for those travelling by rail (regional and suburban), light rail, coach, bus, and in the future, the Sydney Metro. Central Station is undergoing improvements to its concourse to improve interchange arrangements between platforms and make interchanging easier and more efficient.
A contract was recently awarded to enable the biggest improvement to the station for the last few decades.
Visit here for more information on the future of Central Station Precinct upgrades.
Town Hall Station
Town Hall Station forms a major interchange in the city centre and has undergone transformation to unlock capacity and reduce congestion during the busiest periods.
Town Hall Station’s amenity upgrades have included new tiling and ceilings, improved lighting and staircases. Station and platform clutter has been reduced by opening up the concourse, adding new ticket gates, replacing wooden escalators to improve safety and ventilation improvements.
The first phase of the Wynyard Station upgrades have included new lighting, tiling and signage, a wider concourse, additional ticket gates and less clutter on the concourse and platforms. The second phase of upgrades involved undertaking platform ventilation and heat relief system trials, refurbishment of the York Street entrance, upgrade of the York Street escalators and new lift access between York Street and the concourse.
Circular Quay is arguably Sydney’s most iconic transport interchange precinct. The integrated transport network allows passengers to connect between ferry, rail and bus, the overseas passenger terminal and into the future, the CSELR.
Martin Place is currently an interchange for pedestrians, rail and bus passengers. In the future, Martin Place provides one of the city stops for the new Sydney Metro and will therefore need to cater for significantly more commuters on a daily basis given its relatively central location in the city centre.
More information on the Martin Place upgrades can be found here.
St James station is a heritage-listed underground railway station, serving as an interchange for pedestrians, rail and bus passengers. No recent changes have been made to St James Station, which was last upgraded to improve accessibility in 2011.