About Sydney Central Station
One of the largest railway stations in Australia, Sydney's Central Station is a popular meeting point for travellers.
Located in Haymarket beside Railroad Square, Central Station has 25 platforms servicing almost all of the lines on the city's CityRail Network and CountryLink rural services.
As the hub of city's railway, the station is visited by up to 38 trains every hour in each direction and extra trains during weekday peak hours.
“Almost every famous Australian cricketer, league and rugby footballer has competed at the SCG”
It is also a key interchange point between buses, coaches and trams, and is the only station on the light rail line where transfer to city train services is possible.
Visitors staying in accommodation near Central Station have the convenience of being able to use the station as a base to travel to all parts of Sydney to see the sights, from the Sydney Opera House to Taronga Zoo.
Also one of Sydney's most recognisable landmarks in its own right, the station's Grand Concourse with its high arched roof was one of its most impressive features when first opened in 1906 and remains so today. The impressive 85.6 metre sandstone Clock Tower was added in 1921.
Central Station has played host to many memorable occasions over the past 100 years, from the movement of thousands of World War II troops, to the excitement of transporting crowds from all over the world during the 2000 Olympics.