Sydney Architecture Images- Central Business District

The Sydney Monorail (A walk along the Monorail)

architect

 

location

Sydney CBD and Darling Harbour

date

1988-2013

style

Eighties Moderne

construction

Steel (originally TNT Harbourlink and later Metro Monorail)

type

Public Transport
Stops (3.6km loop):
City Centre
Darling Park
Harbourside
Convention
Paddy's Markets
Chinatown
World Square
Galeries Victoria

notes

The Sydney Monorail was taken out of service in June 2013 after 25 years of service (it was built by Alan Bond's TNT and opened along with Darling Harbour as part of the Bicentenary celebrations in 1988).
The "Monsterail" was hugely unpopular at its inception and was criticised for being a gimmick with no real purpose or destination. It was, however, an interesting piece of public transport and it will be replaced with nothing. It was also stylistically quite groovy in an eighties futuristic kind of way. The photos below were taken in June 2013, two days after it was closed.
It was operated for a number of years by the same private company that ran the Light Rail. State Rail recently resumed control of the Light Rail in order to integrate the ticket system and expand the network.
 
  Paddy's Markets
 
  Chinatown (station mounted on the side of a wonderfully opulent 80's apartment building by Straesser Poli Little).
 
 
 
  World Square (up across George Street, below). This station is boxy and was built in the late nineties, and misses the eighties flair.
It then turns up Castlereagh Street.
 
 
  Galeries Victoria
 
  City Centre
 
  Darling Park
 
 
  Harbourside
 
 
 

 

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