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Phantom platforms of Sydney

Riddle me this. Why do the Wynyard station’s platform numbers start at the number 3? Where have platforms 1 and 2 disappeared to? For a best day in Sydney, why not find out where. Those who park cars, know the answer. Laying immediately to the west of platforms 3 and 4 are these high arched…

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August 24, 2021

Quick, take cover!

During the 2014 refurbishment of Town Hall station, construction workers exposed this sign which directed people trapped in the city during WWII towards the safety of an underground air raid shelter. This is a grim reminder of the genuine threat Sydney locals endured in the early 1940s, as the threat from the Japanese grew. This…

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August 18, 2021

Monsters that lurk beneath Sydney’s streets

Unbeknownst to locals and under their feet you will find Lake St James, a mysterious underground water body below the Macquarie St station, where albino eels are said to lurk and secret military training ops are held in the darkness for weeks on end. Apparently. The city is indeed riddled with tunnels as a result…

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October 6, 2020