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REALLY SideTracked - Woollahra

A cache by Aussiebrian Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 01/30/2021
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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About SideTracked Caches

This cache belongs to the SideTracked series. It is not designed to take you to a magical place with a breath taking view. It's a distraction for the weary traveller, but anyone else can go and find it too. More Information can be found at the SideTracked Website

 

About Wooloahra Station

It will not take long for Sydneysiders to realise there is not a station at Wollahra. But there is.

Woollahra was to have had its own station located between Edgecliff and Bondi Junction stations. The platforms were partially built in the area bounded by Edgecliff Rd., Wallaroy Rd., Weeroona Ave. and Roslyndale Ave. A small park on Edgecliff Road was earmarked as the site for the station entrance. Escalators were planned to take passengers down to what would have been the only outdoor station on the line.

In 1976, construction of the station was abandoned, the official reason given was to save $3.4 million. In reality, it was the outcry from Woollahra residents, some of whom were public identities, that forced the scrapping of the station. After the line was brought into service, many locals had a change of heart and began lobbying for the completion of the station but to no avail.

The station itself consists of a central eight-car length platform, which in fact is only the concrete foundations of full passenger platforms. The sleepers are low noise and reflect this is the only station which was to be above ground.

Thanks to Lost Sydney for the interesting information about this station.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Pbhag rvtug sebz gur gbc naq gura bar. Unatvat. Cyrnfr ercynpr pnershyyl

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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