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
- 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
Mel M. Feb-27-2018
My experience with Central Station makes for a great Anime Manga story that begins here. The experts tell me it's equivalent to London's Waterloo station.... Read More
Romeo K. Nov-07-2017
In A Nutshell: -Central Station is located next/in Surry Hills. -It's very easy to find. -The tracks are clearly labeled, so not a difficult station to... Read More
David H. Jul-27-2018
The main rail hub in the City of Sydney. All Country trains depart from here. Trains to the airport. A very historic building. Its well organised with newer... Read More
Accommodations near Central Railway Station:
|Train Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Light Rail||Central Station||0 minutes|
|T1, T2, T3, T4 or T5||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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