New CBD metro station to acknowledge Gadigal people
The NSW Government has announced Gadigal Railway Station as the name for the future metro station deep below Pitt, Park and Bathurst streets at the southern end of the Sydney CBD.
The station name acknowledges the Gadigal people, the original custodians of the land around Sydney’s CBD.
Transport for NSW engaged with key Aboriginal stakeholders and communities, including the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council, and received overwhelming support for Gadigal as the new station name.
New metro stations at Crows Nest, Victoria Cross in North Sydney, Barangaroo, Martin Place, Gadigal at the southern end of the Sydney CBD, Waterloo, as well as new platforms at Central and upgraded platforms at Sydenham will open in 2024.
When services start through the city, commuters will have access to fast and reliable metro trains from Gadigal to Crows Nest in 9 minutes, to Chatswood in 13 minutes and to Sydenham in 9 minutes.
Read more about Gadigal Railway Station.
Quotes attributable to Jo Haylen, NSW Transport Minister:
“Next year, the Sydney CBD will not only have a transformative metro service but also a landmark new metro station paying tribute to the culture and heritage of the Gadigal people.”
“The importance of Gadigal heritage will be known to locals and visitors alike and I’m confident this station will be a particular point of pride for all Sydneysiders.”
“Gadigal Railway Station is a fitting name in every respect. The Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council asked for this landmark station in Sydney to be named Gadigal, and we are listening to that request.
“A big thank you to our Transport for NSW Aboriginal Engagement team who took the time to consult with Aboriginal language experts and the local Aboriginal community to confirm their support of this meaningful name.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Treaty, David Harris:
“Acknowledging Aboriginal history, culture and heritage through naming, renaming or dual naming public spaces is an important part of truth-telling and reconciliation.
“This is one way the whole community can become more aware of more than 60,000 years of history as they go about their everyday lives.
“The station is located in Gadigal Country, in the heart of the CBD and all Sydneysiders should be proud of their stewardship of this area. It is fitting it has been named in their honour.”