Wynyard station - most confusing station on the network?

 
  normw Junior Train Controller

I'm old enough to remember platforms 1 and 2 at Wynyard.

There was a wooden fence separating the tram area from the train area but you could watch the trams from platform 3.

You can still see the general layout in the present car park...

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M636C
If you walk the Wynyard 'paid area' concourse from the lift end in the direction of Town Hall, as you pass stairs leading to P3/4 on your right, you will see the steelwork that was intended to be the stairs to P1/2 on your left (remembering it was to be another railway platform). I assume most of the P1/2 stairs were somehow blocked off, as only the second stairs from the northern end (as correctly noted above) was fenced off from the 'paid area' concourse and only accessible via a special "TRAMS" ticket gate from the 'public area' concourse.

See link for construction pix:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/state-records-nsw/6009632841/

A better source for the 'old' Wynyard station is go to :
http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/
and use the photo investigator to search on photos for "Wynyard Station"

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  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

If you walk the Wynyard 'paid area' concourse from the lift end in the direction of Town Hall, as you pass stairs leading to P3/4 on your right, you will see the steelwork that was intended to be the stairs to P1/2 on your left (remembering it was to be another railway platform). I assume most of the P1/2 stairs were somehow blocked off, as only the second stairs from the northern end (as correctly noted above) was fenced off from the 'paid area' concourse and only accessible via a special "TRAMS" ticket gate from the 'public area' concourse.

See link for construction pix:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/state-records-nsw/6009632841/

A better source for the 'old' Wynyard station is go to :
http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/
and use the photo investigator to search on photos for "Wynyard Station"
normw
There were stairs up to Platforms 1&2 during the tram era and they remained there for some time as an entry to the car park but were removed during a re-refurbishment of the station.
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
Wynyard is easy...

Upstairs: Shore
Downstairs: Circle

Not sure how hard it is, to be perfectly honest.
  normw Junior Train Controller

There were stairs up to Platforms 1&2 during the tram era and they remained there for some time as an entry to the car park but were removed during a re-refurbishment of the station.
nswtrains
That seems about correct, as the old P1/2 stairs that remain, now come down to railway staff buildings such as ticket offices and such, and likely date to the install of automated ticket barriers.

Since no one has suggested a process, perhaps the following:
1. Locate the train destination screens on the 'public concourse'.
2. Look for the desired destination on the screens - if found, note the platform number at the top of the screen; if NOT found ask any Sydney Trains staff near the entry barriers or at the ticket office.
3. Once in possession of a ticket for the journey, pass through the entry gates into the 'paid area' concourse.
4. Platforms 3/4 are 'upstairs' (use any stairs leading 'up'), platforms 5/6 are 'downstairs' (use any stairs leading 'down').
5. After reaching the desired platform, watch the destination display indicators to display the destination desired. Board the next train.

Of course, all this verbage is redundant for regular users, who know the desired platform based on 'past' successes.
  billybaxter Chief Commissioner

Location: Bosnia Park, Fairfield
Try the following simple mnemonic;

If a little lane presents,
Straight on and you'll be at Clarence,
A park is in view?
Then York St is where be found you.
Busy and wide?
You're on the George St. side.
Quite a stride and you'd like to sit?
Chances are you're on Pitt.
For directions second, third and fourth,
Turn left to go north.
But if Clarence you've found,
It's the other way round.

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