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Central Railway Station

Neighborhood: Inner West
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Address: Eddy Ave | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 02 9379 1777
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Dodgy part of town

It might be a well constructed building but what you observe immediately in that end of town is the dodgy looking druggies, lots of shared student accommodation and a higher... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Faraaj Q
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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23 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It might be a well constructed building but what you observe immediately in that end of town is the dodgy looking druggies, lots of shared student accommodation and a higher proportion of police patrol. Redfern and Kings Cross are close by.

Thank Faraaj Q
Page, Arizona
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117 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

a bunch of cheap plastic junk does not make an interesting area. Doesn't seem vert welcoming anyway to the travelers

Thank kyle w
Yeppoon, Australia
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78 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy, large, bustling station, with plenty of helpful friendly staff and volunteers. Lots of easy to follow signage. If planning on using trains, buses and ferries, get a free opal card for discount fares. Using card, Sunday is all day travel for $2.50, so you can go to the blue mountains for $2.50.

Thank Bellablu2013
Grangemouth, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place; an absolute hub for public transport in the city centre and very accessible to all. A great place for people-watching too.

Thank mizliz_uk
Cairns, Australia
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52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Some very nice architectural elements, but the station complex itself is quite confusing. Plenty to see and do.

Thank Doctor_Damien14
Kenitra, Morocco
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53 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a huge station and you can get anywhere within the train network from here! As others have mentioned it is easy to get lost and finding the right exit.. I had the problem when using the underground part for the first time, completly had no idea where I was going.. there are signs that show exit "this street",... More 

Thank jamesmrichardson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend Train lost his carriage. Train is a lot more fun now. Choo choo choo. One hundred characters is hard to make up. Choo

Thank Andrew H
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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124 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I too love old train stations and travel extensively in Europe by rail. Taking my wife to the station to catch a train was a humbling experience. There are no signs that tell you where the trains leaving in any direction are located. I found an employee at the information stand that was helpful but could not believe that she... More 

Thank Cruzmann
Port Macquarie, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I loved train travel and have travelled extensively on trains in Europe. However a very recent encounter with Sydney's Central Railway Station left us scratching our heads and very frustrated. We arrived on a Country Link train heading for the International Airport. My husband walks with a walking stick and is somewhat restricted physically. Our 1st directions... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You can catch a train from here to nearly anywhere in Sydney as well as regional trains to Newcastle, Hunter and Blue Mountains. Country and interstate trains also leave from here.

Thank David B

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