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Burying our City's Eyesore: Sydney Terminal?

Postby MetroLine » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:51 pm

Please refer to the article on Herald-Sun here: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victor ... 5942971393

For NSW's plan to build the Western Express Line, why don't/can't we also include the major Central/Redfern Station Revamp to remove our Eyesore - Sydney Terminal with the introduction of Western Express?

MetroLine's Grand Central Plan | Project Central

1. Demolition of Sydney Terminal: (Platforms 1 -15 & tracks thereto) - Stage 1

To achieve this, we just need to change the Timetable for some train lines will do - simple:

a. Newcastle & Central Coast Line:
- All trains will start/terminate at North Sydney
- All Wyong/Gosford Trains via Strathfield will go via Macquarie Park
- All North CoutryLink services to be operate via Gordon/Terminate at Hornsby.

b. Blue Mountains Line
- All trains will start/terminate at North Sydney
- CountryLink Western & Indian Pacific services are proposed to start/terminate at Blacktown Station Platform 3

c. South Coast Line
- All trains will start/terminate at Martin Place/Bondi Juction

d. Southern Highlands Line
- All trains will start/terminate at Sydenham, including CountryLink services.
- Trains will terminate at Platform 4 and start from Platform 3 to provide better transfer
- Direct trains will be operating via Bankstown Line, adding a new stop at Liverpool

e. Northern Line
- Services between Strathfield and Epping will become every 10 - 20 mins to cater the loss of Newcastle Trains

f. City Circle & Eastern Suburbs Line
- Services remains unchanged, however all stops Eastern Suburbs Line services to/from Hurstville will start/terminate at Town Hall via Museum

2. Construction of Underground Central Station

Immediately following the introduction of the new timetable, Platforms 1 & 2 of Redfern Station, the Illawarra Junction/Tunnel and all tracks leads to Platforms 1 - 15 will be demolished. The disused railway between Redfern and Darling Harbour will also be demolished alongside the Railway Square Bus layover Area.

Instead the Western Express to go to a new station called Railway Square, the line will be adjusted Eastward and will allow 3 platforms on the Eastern Side of the Station buried 2 Levels Underground the current Broadway Level. These will be called the new Platforms 1 - 3 of Central Station, after Central the tunnel will bend Westward to new Stations Darling Harbour and Wynyard West (Terminus)

The existing platforms 1 - 15 will be completely buried underground to join Platforms 1 - 3 and become a major underground station.
A commuter subway (underground walkway) system will also be constructed from under Eddy Avenue and Railway Square (Replacing the current walkway) to connect Market City, Darling Harbour, World Square, Centre Park Development Site and UTS Tower Building; hence reducing pedestrian activity on those conguested zones.

These platforms will be Suburban Platforms, and the alignment of the platforms is shown as follows:

Platforms 1 - 3 Western Express Line (Platform 1 is a terminating platform, allowing some Intercity trains to terminate there)
Platforms 4 - 5 North Shore Line, Northern Line via Macquarie Park, Newcastle & Central Coast Line and Blue Mountains Line via Town Hall
Platforms 6 - 7 Northern Line via Strathfield, Western Line and Olympic Park services
Platforms 8 - 9 City Circle via Town Hall
Platforms 10 - 11 Inner West Line and South Line Services
Platforms 12 - 13 Terminating Platforms, connects to Illawarra, Inner West and Western tracks
Platforms 14 - 15 City Circle via Museum
Platforms 16 - 17 Bankstown Line and East Hills Line via Sydenham Services

Platform 1 is proposed to be relocated under current Country Carpark area, hence Platform 16 will be located under current Platforms 13/14
After Central Station, tracks will be converged as following:
Platforms 1 - 3: 2 tracks to new Western Express Line
Platforms 4 - 5: 1 new underground track to Town Hall Station Platform 3
Platforms 6 - 7: 2 new track to Redfern Station Platform 2 - 3
Platforms 8 - 9: 1 new underground track to Town Hall Station Platform 6
Platforms 10 - 11: 1 new track to Redfern Station Platform 5
Platforms 14 - 15: 1 new underground tunnel to Museum
Platforms 16 - 17: 2 new tracks to Redfern Stations 8 or 10

2. When Stage 1 is completed, Stage 2 will commence:

- Demolition of Platforms 16 - 23
- Demolition of overground tracks North of Central station leads into City Circle, but the historial bridge will remain
- Trackwork to connect new tracks onto City Circle and Redfern Station
- A New Underground Tunnel will be built between Redfern Station platforms 11 - 14 to Central Station then to Town Hall, adjusting the route Westward.
- Construction of Redfern Station Platforms 13 - 14
- Construction of Central Station Underground Platforms 18 - 21:
Platforms 18 - 19 Eastern Suburbs Line and City Circle via Town Hall
Platforms 20 - 21 Illawarra Line and South Coast Line services

The underground station will then be completed until Platform 21. Each platforms (1 - 21) will feature 6 - 8 esculators and 2 lifts to the main concourse, where the main concourse will be located 1 Level Down from Eddy Avenue Street Level.

Current Intercity Train Concourse will be preserved where the current end of Platforms 10/11 will be the Southern End of preserved platforms. The underpass to current Suburban Concourse will be demolished and a new overground concourse with new lift/esculator links to suburban platforms will be built to connect with Overground Platforms located on the Eastern side of Central Station

Overground Platforms will be numbered as follows:

Platforms 22 - 25 4 Terminating Platforms for CountryLink and selected InterCity services
Platforms 26 - 28 3 Terminating Platforms for Airport Line and selected South Coast Line services

Tracks after Platforms 22 - 25 will become an underground tunnel leads to the Northern 2 tracks on the Main West Line at the disused Rail Depot.

The current Eastern Eddy Avenue Entrance to Suburban Platforms will be altered and elevated to allow a bigger concourse. Concourse Area for overground trains will become the first in Southern Hemisphere to include Airline check-in counters for Airport Line passengers and CountryLink services.

Stage 3 - Redevelopment Stage

When most tracks are now buried, it becomes the Redevelopment Stage of Central Station, which includes:
- A bus interchange
- A Coach Terminal
- An Open Space for preformance
- A Metropolitan Sports Hub and Indoor Water Park
- A Massive Shopping Centre
- NSW Parliament and new Office Complex
- A Melbourne Central Style 7 Day Entertainment Complex
- Landmark Style Tourist Information and Adventure Centre
- Skyscrapper Commercial Buildings
- Hotels above Overground Train Platforms: To be solely operated under Airport Link company in exchange for demolishing Station Access Fees
- Upgraded Redfern Station with Lifts, Bigger Concourse, Esculators and Shopping Centre above the Station
- Extended Campus for UTS Broadway

This multi-billion dollar project, I believe, although it will cost NSW commuters a bit of pain when it is being built, but it will bring a prolonged benefit to both social, cultural, economical and political ways. I estimate the project will last approximately 5 - 8 years to complete, and when it is completed, it will definitely become one of the biggest landmark and spectular of Australia

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Re: Burying our City's Eyesore: Sydney Terminal?

Postby tonyp » Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:36 am

That experimental mind manipulation ala Clockwork Orange looks more attractive every day.
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Re: Burying our City's Eyesore: Sydney Terminal?

Postby Skindog the Hawk » Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:42 am

Bold, yes. But it'd never work in Sydney. ;)

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Re: Burying our City's Eyesore: Sydney Terminal?

Postby Hendikins » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:46 am

Hahahahahahahaha. That is all.
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Re: Burying our City's Eyesore: Sydney Terminal?

Postby dude » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:51 am

I think I might print out his suggestion and use it in the toilet to wipe my butt with.
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Re: Burying our City's Eyesore: Sydney Terminal?

Postby Frances » Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:08 am

Would the original station building be incorporated in the development, or is it proposed to demolish one of Sydney's great sandstone landmarks?

On a different note, I don't like the sound of the commuter subway system. Have these been successful overseas? They may be allright when the place is busy, but what safety measures would be in place to safeguard pedestrians at other times? A deserted or near deserted pedestrian subway can be a scary and potentially dangerous place. I find the tunnels around Museum and St James station (which are short by comparison with what we're talking about here) very uncomfortable places to be when there's hardly anyone else around..........
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Re: Burying our City's Eyesore: Sydney Terminal?

Postby doug c » Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:12 am

MetroLine wrote:blah blah blah


Come on Metroline - the government can't afford to fund the grand schemes for Parrahub AND this nonsense as well :!: :roll: :lol:
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Re: Burying our City's Eyesore: Sydney Terminal?

Postby Simes » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:51 pm

Someone needs to cut red bull/V out of their diet I think or at least stop using it as an amphetamine chaser :twisted:

MetroLine wrote:- A bus interchange

If you have removed the purpose for the existing arrangements at Railway Square/Eddy Ave, what's the point of another?
MetroLine wrote:- A Coach Terminal

What's the point, see above
MetroLine wrote:- An Open Space for preformance

What where you an parrayub eddy can duke it out for most inane proposal?
MetroLine wrote:- A Metropolitan Sports Hub and Indoor Water Park

Heard of Olympic Park? Sydney City Council has also plowed alot of $$$$ into new centres and upgrading of existing facilities
MetroLine wrote:- A Massive Shopping Centre

Frank Lowy won't like that :wink:
MetroLine wrote:- NSW Parliament and new Office Complex

They've got Macquarie St plus Governor Macquarie tower plus more elsewhere
MetroLine wrote:- A Melbourne Central Style 7 Day Entertainment Complex

That could probably be built anyway
MetroLine wrote:- Landmark Style Tourist Information and Adventure Centre
- Skyscrapper Commercial Buildings
- Hotels above Overground Train Platforms: To be solely operated under Airport Link company in exchange for demolishing Station Access Fees

That could all be built over what is there already without creating all the havoc you propose
MetroLine wrote:- Upgraded Redfern Station with Lifts, Bigger Concourse, Esculators and Shopping Centre above the Station

No point and you obviously never saw it pre the upgrades it has gone through in the past 20 odd years
MetroLine wrote:- Extended Campus for UTS Broadway

If UTS is to expand, it should be in the 'burbs somewhere closer to where their students come from
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Re: Burying our City's Eyesore: Sydney Terminal?

Postby Frances » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:03 pm

We've already got Market City and World Square in this part of the city and of course, Broadway and the Sydney CBD are not far away. Do we really need another "massive shopping centre", which will probably just have more of the same stores anyway?

And I agree with Simes' comment on UTS.
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Re: Burying our City's Eyesore: Sydney Terminal?

Postby shovelyjoe » Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:57 pm

How is Sydney Terminal an eyesore? I think it looks very nice and impressive.
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Re: Burying our City's Eyesore: Sydney Terminal?

Postby eddy » Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:22 pm

doug c
I now believe Parrahub will be a viable private enterprise project that will not cost any government anything and indeed will save them $millions by providing a large part of the 15,000 parking spaces free for the Harris Park commuters.
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Re: Burying our City's Eyesore: Sydney Terminal?

Postby Frances » Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:45 pm

eddy wrote:doug c
I now believe Parrahub will be a viable private enterprise project that will not cost any government anything and indeed will save them $millions by providing a large part of the 15,000 parking spaces free for the Harris Park commuters.

Wouldn't most people catching the trains at Harris Park be locals who walk from their flat to the station?
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Re: Burying our City's Eyesore: Sydney Terminal?

Postby RailwayBus » Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:02 pm

MetroLine wrote:Please refer to the article on Herald-Sun here: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victor ... 5942971393

For NSW's plan to build the Western Express Line, why don't/can't we also include the major Central/Redfern Station Revamp to remove our Eyesore - Sydney Terminal with the introduction of Western Express?

MetroLine's Grand Central Plan | Project Central

1. Demolition of Sydney Terminal: (Platforms 1 -15 & tracks thereto) - Stage 1

To achieve this, we just need to change the Timetable for some train lines will do - simple:

a. Newcastle & Central Coast Line:
- All trains will start/terminate at North Sydney
- All Wyong/Gosford Trains via Strathfield will go via Macquarie Park
- All North CoutryLink services to be operate via Gordon/Terminate at Hornsby.

b. Blue Mountains Line
- All trains will start/terminate at North Sydney
- CountryLink Western & Indian Pacific services are proposed to start/terminate at Blacktown Station Platform 3

c. South Coast Line
- All trains will start/terminate at Martin Place/Bondi Juction

d. Southern Highlands Line
- All trains will start/terminate at Sydenham, including CountryLink services.
- Trains will terminate at Platform 4 and start from Platform 3 to provide better transfer
- Direct trains will be operating via Bankstown Line, adding a new stop at Liverpool

e. Northern Line
- Services between Strathfield and Epping will become every 10 - 20 mins to cater the loss of Newcastle Trains

f. City Circle & Eastern Suburbs Line
- Services remains unchanged, however all stops Eastern Suburbs Line services to/from Hurstville will start/terminate at Town Hall via Museum

2. Construction of Underground Central Station

Immediately following the introduction of the new timetable, Platforms 1 & 2 of Redfern Station, the Illawarra Junction/Tunnel and all tracks leads to Platforms 1 - 15 will be demolished. The disused railway between Redfern and Darling Harbour will also be demolished alongside the Railway Square Bus layover Area.

Instead the Western Express to go to a new station called Railway Square, the line will be adjusted Eastward and will allow 3 platforms on the Eastern Side of the Station buried 2 Levels Underground the current Broadway Level. These will be called the new Platforms 1 - 3 of Central Station, after Central the tunnel will bend Westward to new Stations Darling Harbour and Wynyard West (Terminus)

The existing platforms 1 - 15 will be completely buried underground to join Platforms 1 - 3 and become a major underground station.
A commuter subway (underground walkway) system will also be constructed from under Eddy Avenue and Railway Square (Replacing the current walkway) to connect Market City, Darling Harbour, World Square, Centre Park Development Site and UTS Tower Building; hence reducing pedestrian activity on those conguested zones.

These platforms will be Suburban Platforms, and the alignment of the platforms is shown as follows:

Platforms 1 - 3 Western Express Line (Platform 1 is a terminating platform, allowing some Intercity trains to terminate there)
Platforms 4 - 5 North Shore Line, Northern Line via Macquarie Park, Newcastle & Central Coast Line and Blue Mountains Line via Town Hall
Platforms 6 - 7 Northern Line via Strathfield, Western Line and Olympic Park services
Platforms 8 - 9 City Circle via Town Hall
Platforms 10 - 11 Inner West Line and South Line Services
Platforms 12 - 13 Terminating Platforms, connects to Illawarra, Inner West and Western tracks
Platforms 14 - 15 City Circle via Museum
Platforms 16 - 17 Bankstown Line and East Hills Line via Sydenham Services

Platform 1 is proposed to be relocated under current Country Carpark area, hence Platform 16 will be located under current Platforms 13/14
After Central Station, tracks will be converged as following:
Platforms 1 - 3: 2 tracks to new Western Express Line
Platforms 4 - 5: 1 new underground track to Town Hall Station Platform 3
Platforms 6 - 7: 2 new track to Redfern Station Platform 2 - 3
Platforms 8 - 9: 1 new underground track to Town Hall Station Platform 6
Platforms 10 - 11: 1 new track to Redfern Station Platform 5
Platforms 14 - 15: 1 new underground tunnel to Museum
Platforms 16 - 17: 2 new tracks to Redfern Stations 8 or 10

2. When Stage 1 is completed, Stage 2 will commence:

- Demolition of Platforms 16 - 23
- Demolition of overground tracks North of Central station leads into City Circle, but the historial bridge will remain
- Trackwork to connect new tracks onto City Circle and Redfern Station
- A New Underground Tunnel will be built between Redfern Station platforms 11 - 14 to Central Station then to Town Hall, adjusting the route Westward.
- Construction of Redfern Station Platforms 13 - 14
- Construction of Central Station Underground Platforms 18 - 21:
Platforms 18 - 19 Eastern Suburbs Line and City Circle via Town Hall
Platforms 20 - 21 Illawarra Line and South Coast Line services

The underground station will then be completed until Platform 21. Each platforms (1 - 21) will feature 6 - 8 esculators and 2 lifts to the main concourse, where the main concourse will be located 1 Level Down from Eddy Avenue Street Level.

Current Intercity Train Concourse will be preserved where the current end of Platforms 10/11 will be the Southern End of preserved platforms. The underpass to current Suburban Concourse will be demolished and a new overground concourse with new lift/esculator links to suburban platforms will be built to connect with Overground Platforms located on the Eastern side of Central Station

Overground Platforms will be numbered as follows:

Platforms 22 - 25 4 Terminating Platforms for CountryLink and selected InterCity services
Platforms 26 - 28 3 Terminating Platforms for Airport Line and selected South Coast Line services

Tracks after Platforms 22 - 25 will become an underground tunnel leads to the Northern 2 tracks on the Main West Line at the disused Rail Depot.

The current Eastern Eddy Avenue Entrance to Suburban Platforms will be altered and elevated to allow a bigger concourse. Concourse Area for overground trains will become the first in Southern Hemisphere to include Airline check-in counters for Airport Line passengers and CountryLink services.

Stage 3 - Redevelopment Stage

When most tracks are now buried, it becomes the Redevelopment Stage of Central Station, which includes:
- A bus interchange
- A Coach Terminal
- An Open Space for preformance
- A Metropolitan Sports Hub and Indoor Water Park
- A Massive Shopping Centre
- NSW Parliament and new Office Complex
- A Melbourne Central Style 7 Day Entertainment Complex
- Landmark Style Tourist Information and Adventure Centre
- Skyscrapper Commercial Buildings
- Hotels above Overground Train Platforms: To be solely operated under Airport Link company in exchange for demolishing Station Access Fees
- Upgraded Redfern Station with Lifts, Bigger Concourse, Esculators and Shopping Centre above the Station
- Extended Campus for UTS Broadway

This multi-billion dollar project, I believe, although it will cost NSW commuters a bit of pain when it is being built, but it will bring a prolonged benefit to both social, cultural, economical and political ways. I estimate the project will last approximately 5 - 8 years to complete, and when it is completed, it will definitely become one of the biggest landmark and spectular of Australia

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Re: Burying our City's Eyesore: Sydney Terminal?

Postby Tonymercury » Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:04 pm

Has he been eating magic mushrooms?
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Re: Burying our City's Eyesore: Sydney Terminal?

Postby Frances » Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:05 pm

eddy wrote:doug c
I now believe Parrahub will be a viable private enterprise project that will not cost any government anything and indeed will save them $millions

Like the Lane Cove tunnel?
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Re: Burying our City's Eyesore: Sydney Terminal?

Postby Bedford-29 » Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:22 pm

I find the comment Sydney`s Central station a eyesore a bit crude.
Does Metroline realise that Central has been standing since 1906, a 104 year period and has been an impressive landmark for Sydney.
A lot of history has gone into building Central. There is the Devonshire st cemetery platform from where the deceased were moved by a steam tram motor and flatbeds to Waverley cemetery and by train to Rookwood cemetery. And there was Gipp st west and Garden rd which is the site of five buildings and a steam tram depot.
Who else thinks Central looks a eyesore? I certainly don`t
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Re: Burying our City's Eyesore: Sydney Terminal?

Postby MetroLine » Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:29 pm

The Sydney Terminal Building is great and it will be preserved and transformed into a 5-Star Hotel.
However, What is really an Eyesore are the tracks

Train tracks are definitely a complete waste of land and should be bury them like we bury our rubbish, then to get spare land for other uses.

This project will be a private-public joint venture and revenue raised from selling/renting buildings, apartments etc will be funded into the project itself.

Further to UTS, the land will also be used for expansion of University of Norte Dame
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Re: Burying our City's Eyesore: Sydney Terminal?

Postby boronia » Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:37 pm

That picture looks a lot older than 1955, there are no train lines going to Town Hall & Wynyard :shock: ??

And what was "Solar Electric ...." back in those days :idea: :lol:
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Re: Burying our City's Eyesore: Sydney Terminal?

Postby dude » Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:50 pm

MetroLine wrote:Further to UTS, the land will also be used for expansion of University of Norte Dame


Right, this guy is a troll. He needs to be dealt with in the usual fashion - over to you admins....
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Re: Burying our City's Eyesore: Sydney Terminal?

Postby boronia » Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:59 pm

Why not just build a high rise tower over the existing platforms :idea: :mrgreen:
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Re: Burying our City's Eyesore: Sydney Terminal?

Postby Tim » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:06 pm

eddy wrote:doug c
I now believe Parrahub will be a viable private enterprise project that will not cost any government anything and indeed will save them $millions by providing a large part of the 15,000 parking spaces free for the Harris Park commuters.
eddy heres a idea STFU about the whole parrahub thing its never going to happen and i dare say alot of people on this board will say that your a bloody idiot
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Re: Burying our City's Eyesore: Sydney Terminal?

Postby shovelyjoe » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:19 pm

Honestly, what have you been smoking, MetroLine?
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Re: Burying our City's Eyesore: Sydney Terminal?

Postby fm2790 » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:36 pm

Tim wrote:
eddy wrote:doug c
I now believe Parrahub will be a viable private enterprise project that will not cost any government anything and indeed will save them $millions by providing a large part of the 15,000 parking spaces free for the Harris Park commuters.
eddy heres a idea STFU about the whole parrahub thing its never going to happen and i dare say alot of people on this board will say that your a bloody idiot





Well said Tim............
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Re: Burying our City's Eyesore: Sydney Terminal?

Postby moo bear » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:37 pm

Is there not something which can be done about MetroLine's incessant spamming of the board? Ever since this post he has posted 'ideas' to gain a reaction, nothing more. He makes generalisations based on what suits him with no consideration of facts or practicality.

Its all well and good to say 'ignore it and it will go away' but the stupidity of the ideas increases until they reach such a level that people respond.
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Re: Burying our City's Eyesore: Sydney Terminal?

Postby mubd » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:39 pm

MetroLine wrote:The Sydney Terminal Building is great and it will be preserved and transformed into a 5-Star Hotel.
However, What is really an Eyesore are the tracks

Train tracks are definitely a complete waste of land and should be bury them like we bury our rubbish, then to get spare land for other uses.

This project will be a private-public joint venture and revenue raised from selling/renting buildings, apartments etc will be funded into the project itself.

Further to UTS, the land will also be used for expansion of University of Norte Dame


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"Yuck! The Centrepoint Tower is too big. Knock it down!"
"Instead of building skyscrapers UP, why don't we bury them? We can use the space for parkland!"
"We should have a new law put in place, all new homes are to be built underground, with all space above ground to be used for gardens!"
"We must build a new underground road network, replicating the old above ground system, which will be torn down to allow the natural environment to flourish!"

By your logic, we should all become mole people.
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