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Happy birthday Circular Quay Station

Posted: Wednesday 18 January 2006

Circular Quay - the F39 on 20 January 1956
Circular Quay - the F39 on 20 January 1956.

Circular Quay Station turns 50 on Friday 20 January. The opening of the station by then Premier Mr JJ Cahill marked the completion of the now essential City Circle loop which now conveys thousands of commuters, shoppers and tourists around the CBD every day. Before that time trains started their journeys from either Wynyard or St James.

One of the stars of the day was a prototype single-deck train, the F39, which boasted power-operated doors and become an official member of the suburban fleet two days later.

Plans for the future of Circular Quay Station include upgrading some of the retail outlets, installing wheelchair accessible toilets on both platforms, painting the roof, improving the lighting and a spot of pigeon-proofing.

Read more about the history of Circular Quay Station.