Saturday, 31 October 2015

The Goods Line

On old section of railway line between Central Station in George St and Darling Harbour was reopened in a walking track. 
With the New York High Line in mind, the Goods Line is an "urban renewal project" for pedestrians and bikes.
It's currently a 300m trek through the UTS buildings in Ultimo which ends behind the Powerhouse Museum.
Plans are afoot to extend it.

The beginning starts abruptly between the UTS buildings and the ABC studios.

We're on the right track!

The overpass on Ultimo Rd

The UTS Dr Chau Chak Wing Building designed by Frank Gehry (see previous post).
The low-down on the Goods Line with an accidental selfie!

Sections of the track have been preserved and turned into gardens & recreation areas.

Elevated public space

The old tracks peek out at various spots.

Sandpit with water canals - an ex-preschool teachers dream!
Mr Seasons had fun too.

End of the line - at the construction site of the new Convention Centre at Darling Harbour

Waiting for the light rail...
Here it comes from the Paddy Markets stop.

The back of the Powerhouse Museum with the Frank Gehry building in the background.

This post is part of Saturday Snapshot


  1. I've heard about this, but haven't managed to walk it just yet. I love that Sydney is doing stuff like this.

  2. Interesting how the city repurposed this area for the good of all. Nice.

  3. Excellent idea!! I hope the cyclists are respectful to the walkers!

  4. I think it looks like a great idea for reuse.

  5. Great mix of the old and new...what a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing...and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

  6. There's a similar "rails to trails" movement in areas of the U.S. Such good use of abandoned rail lines. This looks like a fascinating place to walk.

  7. I think this is a great idea and wish more cities would do things like this.

  8. Modern architecture is kind of dominating and that idea of reuse is great.

  9. What a terrific public project!

  10. Neat! My daughter worked for Friends of The High Line for three years during their big expansion from the first to the second legs and then the second to the third and final leg of expansion. It was one of the most inspiring jobs she has had! Reclaiming open space in such an inventive way makes cities far more vibrant and 'livable'! And the gardens are spectacular additions to the cityscape! So neat to see your city adapting old rail lines too!


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