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Ocean
12-20-2018, 05:00 AM
Bars and restaurants urged to move into Sydney?s abandoned railway tunnels hidden beneath CBD.



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Bunny
12-20-2018, 05:01 AM
actually this is a useful plan.

Ocean
12-20-2018, 05:03 AM
ABANDONED tunnels, smothered in darkness and hidden for almost a century under the teeming streets of Sydney’s CBD, could be thrown open to the public under an ambitious new plan.

Arlo
12-20-2018, 05:06 AM
Here you are talking about which tunnel

Ocean
12-20-2018, 05:07 AM
The St. James tunnels.

Bunny
12-20-2018, 05:07 AM
The St James tunnels were built as part of a never completed rail line from the city's eastern suburbs to northern beaches.

Bunny
12-20-2018, 05:08 AM
Arlo, The St James tunnels were built as part of a never completed rail line from the city's eastern suburbs to northern beaches.

Ocean
12-20-2018, 05:11 AM
This is a heritage-listed underground commuter rail station that is located on the City Circle, at the northern end of Hyde Park in the Sydney central business district of New South Wales, Australia.

Jack
12-20-2018, 05:14 AM
Ocean, You are right. This is a heritage site. Despite the accumulated rubble, dripping roof and graffiti daubed walls, I agree that it would be a relatively easy process to turn the 6000 square meter tunnel complex from spooky chambers to small bars and coffee shops.

Arlo
12-20-2018, 05:14 AM
Are there ghosts down here? Is there the occult?

Ocean
12-20-2018, 05:15 AM
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One of the abandoned train tunnels at St James.

Bunny
12-20-2018, 05:17 AM
Are there ghosts down here? Is there the occult?

I think, It's just a rumor.

Jack
12-20-2018, 05:19 AM
I think, It's just a rumor.

Maybe there’s a bit of everything,”.

Jack
12-20-2018, 05:19 AM
Spaces like the St James tunnel are rare. Around the world, hidden spaces are being converted into unique experiences.

Bunny
12-20-2018, 05:22 AM
Better to take that history, protect it, clean it up, scrub graffiti of the walls and turn it into something everyone can enjoy. What a wonderful gem this could be.

Ocean
12-20-2018, 05:23 AM
Do you know The tunnels were transformed into a bomb shelter during WWII with hand-poured concrete slabs poured over iron rods and built into the space to withstand explosions from above and within.

Audi
12-20-2018, 05:28 AM
Amazing, I'm going to share some interesting fact. Australian film "The Tunnel", was also filmed in the underground passage. The plot involves a film crew that goes underground to investigate why homeless people are going missing. A lake monster kills the crew off one by one.

Arlo
12-20-2018, 05:29 AM
Sydneysiders will be hoping for a less dramatic dining experience if and when the doors are reopened on the city’s hidden, never used, rail platforms.

Ocean
12-20-2018, 05:30 AM
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Signs were affixed to the wall, yet the platforms would never be used.

Arlo
12-20-2018, 05:37 AM
Is it possible to extend the tunnels northwards the old fashioned way, drilling (and presumably some blasting)?

Jack
12-20-2018, 05:38 AM
Yes, both are technically possible but would be very controversial.

Audi
12-20-2018, 05:39 AM
My idea is to use a modern form of automated transit, one that is lighter and (literally)more flexible, to get around the steeper gradients and curve radii that would be necessary.

Ocean
12-20-2018, 05:41 AM
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St James Station's Ghostly Tunnels.

scott
12-20-2018, 10:17 PM
geez, never heard about this , mind you I don't live In Sydney,