Central Railway Station

Central Railway Station is a major architectural landmark in Sydney

Sandstone facade of Central Railway Station in Sydney
Sandstone facade of Central Railway Station in Sydney cc licensed photo by Wikipedia user Adam.J.W.C.

Sydney's Central Railway Station is a grand and stately building that rivals major train stations from around the world. It brings out memories of the early days of rail travel.

With a rich history going back to the construction of its predecessor, a single platform station with a corrugated metal shed built in 1855, Grand Central Railway Station has come a long way. The current station was built in 1906 from Pyrmont sandstone that is common in the area. The design was a collaboration between architect Walter Liberty Vernon and a railway engineer named Henry Deane. The goal was to create a station that rivalled the grandeur of some of Great Britain's Grand Stations. The design included a tall clock tower.

Today the station serves over 80,000 commuters daily. There is a total of 27 platforms; however, not all are actively used. As as a tourist using public transit, it will be hard for you to miss this stately Sydney landmark.

While visiting, you can go for a Central Station self-guided tour which explores 13 different parts of the station and gives you some historical background for each section.

Nearby attractions: Powerhouse Museum and Capitol Theatre.

Facts For Your Visit

Official Website: Central Railway Station

Fee: No

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Regular Hours:

  • Monday: 5:00 am - 2:00 am
  • Tuesday: 5:00 am - 2:00 am
  • Wednesday: 5:00 am - 2:00 am
  • Thursday: 5:00 am - 2:00 am
  • Friday: 5:00 am - 2:00 am
  • Saturday: 5:00 am - 2:00 am
  • Sunday: 5:00 am - 2:00 am

Category: Train Stations

Address: Eddy Ave
Shop 4a
Sydney New South Wales 2000
Australia

Phone: +61 13 15 00

Reviews

Yelp Rating:
3.5 out of 5 3.5 Star Rating
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4 Star Rating Lots of construction going on in Sydney; no exception here. Don't know how long it will last. Work is going on inside and outside. The L1 light rail line... Read More

Violet H. Aug-27-2019

3 Star Rating It's exactly as that - just imagine dropping "Grand" from Grand Central of New York. It's smaller but it does serve as "Central" of Sydney. From this point... Read More

Jimmy H. Feb-21-2020

2 Star Rating We needed to pick up the L4 light rail to Bondi Central via gate 24. After wandering around the station for awhile, we asked an employee for directions. She... Read More

Scott G. Jan-24-2020

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Train Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Light Rail L1Central Station0 minutes
T1, T2, T3, T4, T8 or T9Central Station0 minutes

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By Train or Light Rail exit at Central Station.

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