Sydney Monorail - Abandoned Stations

City Centre Station

City Centre is located near Town Hall. It's surprising to see how dilapidated it's become inside. I only saw one or two shops open, and they didn't look like they had much business! 

Abandoned City Centre Monorail Station exit hole
Abandoned City Centre Monorail Station exit hole

Abandoned City Centre monorail station interior (Sydney Monorail)
A small hole in the hoardings lets us see the turnstiles

Abandoned City Centre monorail station (Sydney Monorail)
What Sydney City Centre looks like now

Abandoned City Centre monorail station exterior (Sydney Monorail)
Abandoned City Centre Monorail Station entry hole

Chinatown Station

Chinatown Monorail Station is located in Number One Dixon shopping centre. There's not a lot going on in this shopping centre anymore. I saw a small space up for rent right next to the abandoned station at about $250 per week.

Abandoned Chinatown Monorail Station exterior (Number One Dixon Shopping Centre)
Abandoned Chinatown Monorail Station (Number One Dixon Shopping Centre)

Abandoned Chinatown Monorail Station interior (Number One Dixon Shopping Centre)
Inside the abandoned Chinatown Monorail Station

Abandoned Chinatown Monorail Station interior (Number One Dixon Shopping Centre)
Looking through the auto-doors at the abandoned Chinatown Station

Abandoned Chinatown Monorail Station interior (Number One Dixon Shopping Centre)
Cabling and pipes at the abandoned Chinatown Monorail Station

Abandoned Chinatown Monorail Station interior (Number One Dixon Shopping Centre)
Inside Number One Dixon, outside the monorail station entrance

Abandoned Chinatown Monorail Station interior (Number One Dixon Shopping Centre)
I put my head through that small gap to the left and I could still smell the monorail! :D

Harbourside Station

Harbourside Station is attached to Darling Harbour's Harbourside Shopping Centre. I think Harbourside is still awesome and it's managed to keep its charm. There are plans for its renovation, though I am anticipating a bright future for the centre (or at least I'm hoping for it!). Of course, they'll be taking the monorail station down with the centre when it's demolished, so I tried my best to get as many shots as I could of the station while it still stands. Fortunately, there are plenty of good vantage points for this station.

Abandoned Harborside Monorail Station exterior
Abandoned Harborside Monorail Station - eastward view

Abandoned Harborside Monorail Station exterior
A close-up of the exit hole of the abandoned Harbourside Monorail Station

Abandoned Harborside Monorail Station exterior
Extreme close-up of whatever this is; lol. Also, is that a neon tube?

Abandoned Harborside Monorail Station through window
Through the window of the abandoned Harbourside Monorail Station

Abandoned Harborside Monorail Station hoardings
Greeted with a couple of decently sized peep holes!

Abandoned Harborside Monorail Station interior (turnstiles)
Abandoned Sydney Monorail turnstiles at Harbourside Station

Abandoned Harborside Monorail Station interior
Abandoned Harbourside Monorail Station interior

Abandoned Harborside Monorail Station interior (turnstiles)
Out-of-order monorail turnstile at Harbourside Monorail Station

Abandoned Harborside Monorail Station interior
The ticket office?

Abandoned Harborside Monorail Station interior
Pretty cool how this is still an entry to the shopping centre from the bridge on the west side

Abandoned Harborside Monorail Station interior
See, there's the footbridge. Down the stairs (to the right) is that small food court you probably remember!

Harbourside Shopping Centre monorail station food court
This food court! (doubles as the north entrance to the centre)

Abandoned Harbourside Monorail Station (exterior)
Westward view of the abandoned Harbourside Monorail Station

Abandoned Harbourside Monorail Station (exterior)
Entry hole of the abandoned Harbourside Monorail Station

Darling Park Station

Darling Park station is located at the east end of Pyrmont Bridge. Unfortunately, this station was securely boarded up (I'm talking a fence, hoardings, closed shutters and another wall of hoardings!). Also, it smelled like someone had gone potty in there...

Abandoned Darling Park Monorail Station
Abandoned Darling Park Monorail Station

Abandoned Darling Park Monorail Station
Eastward view of the abandoned Darling Park Monorail Station

Abandoned Darling Park Monorail Station
You can almost see a turnstile and what looks like a ticket booth (maybe?)

Monorail Memorial Plaque on Pyrmont Bridge

I thought it was cute to see this kind 'nod-of-the-head' to the brief life of the Sydney Monorail at the articulating section of the Pyrmont Bridge. I haven't seen anything else around that acknowledges that the monorail ever existed (bar the abandoned stations). Let me know if you know of any other examples of this type of thing around the CBD.

The plaque reads that the monorail infrastructure was removed and that the bridge was restored to its former state due to its heritage listing... Why couldn't the monorail be heritage listed!!?? :'(

I hear that the Powerhouse Museum purchased a monorail cabin and a section of track, but they don't have it on display - it's in storage.

Sydney Monorail plaque on Pyrmont Bridge
Sydney Monorail stone plate / plaque on Pyrmont Bridge

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