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.

Visit this site for more information about the history of Central Stationin Sydney.

Nearby attractions: Powerhouse Museum and Capitol Theatre.

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Address: 468 Pitt St, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia

Central Railway Station Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Central Station Sydney is a crucial transportation hub nestled in the city's core, offering effortless connections through trains, buses, and light rail. Its mix of old-world charm and contemporary conveniences ensures a pleasant and efficient journey. Positioned strategically and offering a wide array of services, Central Station stands as a significant landmark representing Sydney's connectivity and rich cultural heritage. Despite its vast size, the station's layout is clear and easy to navigate, and the cleanliness and maintenance are impeccable.
Kavindya Weerasinghe - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating Central station is as most important railway hub in NSW, unique architecture and great view. Very organized. Everything can be self identified. Soon after got out from the station there are light rails avaliable for short distance travelling. #visitaustralia #visitsydney #family #friends #centralstation
Charuka Ashan - 3 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating The recent renovations bring in natural airflow, innovative designs, and spacious thoroughfares, enhancing the grand concourse. While it's not right in the CBD for newcomers (head to Town Hall, Wynyard or Martin place for that), it serves as a vital hub for changing trains to all intercity lines and rural services. The station has direct access to surrey hills and the south east ends of the city by walking, and light rail and bus services to the eastern subs and most other areas of the city. The new upgrades were able to maintain the historical features of the original design from 1906 with a sequence of modern features, preserved colonial sandstone structures, and retained the '80s tiled eddy ave entrance, allowing you to feel like you’re walking through the eras as you look for your platform. It's an impressive transformation by Transport NSW, even though transport disruptions can be inconvenient from time to time, so always check ahead. All in all a wonderful visual and mechanical beauty.
Anna - 2 months ago

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4 Star Rating This is a building that is full of history. The building itself is a piece of Art. It's so classic, elegant and beautiful . Walking around this building, I feel that I was walking down the memory lane.
Helen HL Leung - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating Central Station has never looked better, beautiful spacious open walkways, new escalators and great art work. The new metro station below the concourse is ready. The restaurant almost completely restored to its early 1900’s glory, a dining room! With easy transition between metro, trams, country link and suburban trains. It’s all looking marvelous.
Ambassador Bas - 9 months ago

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By Train or Light Rail exit at Central Station.

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