The Monorail was always popular with tourists, although tickets were expensive compared with other forms of public transport. When I worked at UTS (University of Technology, Sydney) this was the quickest way to get into the city centre at lunch time.
Paddy’s Markets Station
The picture above shows Paddy’s Markets station (formerly called Powerhouse Museum and originally Haymarket) during the dismantling of the system, please note the monorail has been removed.
There are billboards inside the station advertising local attractions and ironically discounted monorail travel. The following is from Wikipedia on 7/7/2016 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Monorail
The Sydney Monorail (originally TNT Harbourlink and later Metro Monorail) was a single-loop monorail in Sydney, Australia, that connected Darling Harbour, Chinatown and the Sydney central business and shopping districts. It opened in July 1988 and closed in June 2013.
There were eight stations on the 3.6 kilometre loop, with up to six trains operating simultaneously. It served major attractions and facilities such as the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Aquarium and Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. The system was operated by Veolia.
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Awesome picture 🙂
What replaced the monorail?
Nothing specifically, although there are significant light rail projects underway that are tipped to be able to cope with population growth.