Re: New uses for Sydney's disused rail tunnels

Mike Bickford

The tunnel to the north of St James Station is largely unfinished and half full of water so would need a lot of work to use now.
The tunnels to the south of St James are more finished and include bomb shelter works from WW2.
The Northern Beaches line was to use the other side of the Bridge and diverge at North Sydney.
Bradfield’s proposed scheme was quite extensive, however as usual for NSW only some of it was built.
Mike Bickford

From: Kevin Sewell
Sent: Saturday, October 6, 2018 2:28 PM
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] New uses for Sydney's disused rail tunnels

On Sat, Oct 6, 2018 at 9:50 AM Eddie Oliver wrote:
At least this article does not contain the gross myth in most Sydney newspaper reports which claim that the missing tracks were to go to the northern beaches
Yeah - heard that one on the wireless talking box the other day, that the northern end of St James tunnels were the unbuilt link to the Northern Beaches. Nearly choked on my toast!!! It would have to be a rack railway as steep as Skitube to get from St James, down under the harbour and up to any of Nth Sydn, Cremorne Jn or Spit Jn!!!
Its distressing how little the general media know about anything to do with public transport, but even more distressing how little real research is done to establish facts before posting stories.


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