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

Open Now

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:
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4 Star Rating 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

Mel M. Feb-27-2018

4 Star Rating 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

Romeo K. Nov-07-2017

4 Star Rating 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

David H. Jul-27-2018

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Directions

Train Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Light RailCentral Station0 minutes
T1, T2, T3, T4 or T5Central Station0 minutes

How to get to Central Railway Station by Train

By Train or Light Rail exit at Central Station.

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