A mystery vault, underground tunnel network, secret lake and ‘haunted’ ghost platforms: Former train worker lifts the lid on the dark secrets lurking below Sydney’s streets

BY BRETT LACKEY and CHARLIE COE FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA

 

  • A former Sydney trains worker has revealed a network of hidden tunnels underneath the city’s train stations
  • The entrance to one tunnel in a Pitt Street carpark winds underneath the city to Central station platforms
  • The former employee also says that under St James station there are tunnels, a bomb shelter, and a lake
  • Beneath Sydney’s Central station are the mysterious platforms 26 and 27 built in the 1970’s but never used
  • Workers inspecting the tunnels have reported eerie goings-on and claim to have heard children playing

The hidden tunnels and well-kept secrets lurking underneath Sydney’s streets have been revealed by a former train worker.

In the carpark of an office building on Pitt Street, behind an electrical substation, is a metal door that leads to a tunnel winding its way under the city to Central Station.

One former Transport NSW employee told Daily Mail Australia the tunnel is one of many under central station shut off from the public.

He did not wish to be named but revealed he had access to the tunnels from his time as an employee.

The hidden tunnels underneath Sydney’s historic train stations have been revealed by a former train worker
In the carpark of an office building on Pitt Street, behind an electrical substation, is a metal door that leads to a tunnel winding its way under the city to Central Station

‘The entrance to this particular tunnel is near a loading dock in an underground carpark behind an electrical substation,’ he said.

‘It’s used mainly these days for cleaners and freight, it’s also a shortcut for the drivers and other train workers.’

‘There’s also a locked vault with a steel door in this tunnel, no one is allowed through the door and no one knows what’s in there.’

‘It’s a bit unnerving if you’re in there for long periods of time,’ the former train worker revealed.

He posted a photograph of the tunnel to Reddit, where viewers were intrigued by the secret passageway.

‘Is that one of the tunnels were they have a door that you’re not allowed to go through,’ one Reddit user asked.

‘Yeah that’s one of the baggage tunnels, the red door down the end goes through to the drivers quarters. Not much down there except some rats,’ one man replied.

The former train worker also said there are tunnels under the heritage St James Station near Hyde Park.

The former train worker also said there are tunnels under the heritage St James Station near Hyde Park
One of the hidden ‘ghost platforms’ under St James station from a line that was abandoned in the 1940s

The tunnels under St James station contain a former bomb shelter and, surprisingly, an underground lake.

In addition to the secret tunnels, another spooky fact about Central Station is rarely known by commuters.

Stripped bare but largely still in tact, platforms 26 and 27 were built in the 1970s on the site of the old Devonshire Street Cemetery.

The bodies lying in the graveyard were reburied across the city decades before the station were built but workers recently inspecting the unused platform have reported some eerie goings-on in the dusty underworld.

 

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