An impressive piece of world-leading machinery that made life easier for countless commuters is now a massive headache.
The Domain Express Walkway, also known as the Domain Travelator, is one of Australia’s lesser-known landmarks stretching a whopping 207m underneath Sydney’s bustling CBD.
It was once the longest travelator in the world when it opened 61 years ago, and still holds the No.1 position the Southern Hemisphere.
The conveyer belt walkway links the Domain parking station on Sydney Harbour with the city’s iconic Hyde Park and is a five-minute journey when operational – which, as many locals and tourists have found out, is extremely rare.
For more than two years, the travelator has failed to work properly, with numerous holes in the tunnel’s ceiling that leak water on a rainy day, large pieces of rubber missing from the moving belts and several areas of smashed glass.
Anyone brave enough to park in the Domain are forced to walk the massive distance to and from the…