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.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: Central Railway StationFee: No
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website, especially where Covid restrictions are in effect.
- 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
Sydney New South Wales 2000
Phone: +61 13 15 00
Violet H. Aug-27-2019
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
Jimmy H. Feb-21-2020
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
Sam M. May-13-2019
The central railway station in Sydney is the hub of all railway and metro activity in and around Sydney and its suburbs. All metro lines go through the... Read More
Accommodations near Central Railway Station:
|Train Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Light Rail L1||Central Station||0 minutes|
|T1, T2, T3, T4, T8 or T9||Central Station||0 minutes|
How to get to Central Railway Station by Train
By Train or Light Rail exit at Central Station.
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