Wynyard Walk, Sydney's newest pedestrian tunnel, is open to the public and offers increased convenience and safety for commuters under the CBD.
The new 180-metre tunnel means commuters can walk between Wynyard Station and the new jobs precinct at Barangaroo in six minutes, with capacity for 20,000 people to walk through per hour.
NSW Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said the new tunnel is critical in providing the pedestrian link between Barangaroo, the new ferry hub and the light rail project.
“It’s now about six minutes from the station to Barangaroo, you don’t have to cross roads or navigate steep inclines. We’ve also just completed the first stage of the Wynyard Station renovation. New lifts, escalators and lobby are also on the way for Wynyard,” Mr Constance said.
The tunnel will initially open from 5am to 9pm daily to allow construction to continue on the Clarence Street entrance, as well as other minor finishing touches. Following the opening of the Clarance Street entry, Wynyard Walk will be open 24 hours.
Phase two of the Wynyard Station upgrade is expected to be completed by mid-2017.